Kelvin Players Theatre Company presents – Parlour Song

Award-winning amateur theatre company Kelvin Players will present Jez Butterworth’s (Jerusalem, The Ferryman, James Bond’s Spectre) blackly hilarious exploration of deceit, paranoia and murderous deceit Parlour Song at their Gloucester Road venue between the 9-13 July 2019.

Directed by Adam Church and starring Rosie Closs (Joy), Sam Grayston (Ned) and Reggie Hill (Dale) it is the third production in their 90 anniversary season following The Father and Road before Cyrano de Bergerac and The Flint Street Nativity conclude the season.

Demolition expert Ned lives in a nice new house on a new estate on the edge of the English countryside. He loves his job. Outwardly his life is entirely unremarkable. Not unlike his friend and neighbour Dale.

So why has he not slept a wink in six months? Why is he so terrified of losing his attractive wife Joy? And why is it every time he leaves on business, something else seems to go missing from his home?

‘Blissfully funny… combines the comic, the erotic and the downright disconcerting with superb panache’ The Daily Telegraph on the original Almeida production of Parlour Song.

Adam Church Director of Parlour Song said: Parlour Song is one of those rich gems of a play that reveals something new and mysterious around every turn. It is a memory play that is both hilarious and dark, a story of dissatisfaction and the human need for fulfilment. It exposes our fears of loss, of change and of stagnation and invites us on a dangerous journey into the heart of desire and betrayal. It cracks the veneer of the perfect life and asks; If you found a new door in your house, a door you’d never noticed beforewould you open it?

9-13 July 2019

7:30pm at The Kelvin Studio

253b Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8NY

Licensed bar available. £15.00 (£12.00 concessions).


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