Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Royal Court to open Shed this Friday

Written By: Mark Armstrong

Provided By: Royal Court Theatre

A great new bittersweet comedy will open this Friday at Royal Court Liverpool.

Paul Broughton, Michael Starke and Bob Eaton have written Shed, the show which features two old friends who have known each other since childhood.

Broughton and Starke take the two roles, with Bob Eaton directing. Paul and Michael have known each other since they were on Brookside together in the 1990s and they have both worked extensively with Bob in theatre.

The show is packed with plenty of laughs and great dialogue zipping back and forth but, with some sensitive subjects under discussion, there are some touching moments as well. This is a show that will make the audience laugh, but will tug at the heart-strings too.

The show has been devised and written specifically for the Royal Court, and all three writers have used their own personal experiences and stories from their lives to breathe life into the script. There are twists and surprises throughout and a good night out is guaranteed.

Spring is in the air and the spuds are in the ground. When two blokes want to sit down and have a laugh without being bothered by anyone else, there’s no place better than an allotment shed. And when those two mates have been best buds for more than 50 years, there’s a lot of water has flowed under the bridge, most of it funny but some of it troubled.

It’s just another day in the shed, and the banter flies thick and fast as they talk about the old days, girlfriends and the best way to boil a sprout. But things are never quite how they seem.

Two giants of the Liverpool stage in Paul Broughton and Michael Starke have written and star in this great new bittersweet comedy about friendships, secrets and sheds. Packed with laughs and a few home truths, you’ll be telling all your mates to grab a ticket!

Shed runs in the Royal Court Theatre from Friday April 10-Saturday May 9. For ticket information, click here.

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