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James Seabright presents JEFFREY HOLLAND and NICHOLA McAULIFFE in

Waiting for God

a new comedy by Michael Aitkens, directed by David Grindley

22 - 27 May 2017

Waiting for God

Waiting for God

Waiting for God

Waiting for God

Jeffrey Holland

Jeffrey Holland

Waiting for God

Waiting for God

Overview

Jeffrey Holland and Nichola McAuliffe lead the cast in this premiere stage production of the BAFTA nominated Waiting For God, which delighted television audiences in the 1990s. This all-new script is penned by the sitcom’s creator Michael Aitkens.

All the favourite characters from the original comedy series are reimagined for 2017, facing the challenges that come with growing old disgracefully in the era of the silver surfer.

At Bayview Retirement Home, battle-axe extraordinaire Diana Trent conspires with new resident Tom Ballard to give the conniving manager his comeuppance through a hilarious conspiracy with unexpectedly heart-warming results.

Jeffrey Holland is best known as Spike in Hi-de-Hi! He also created the stuffy footman James Twelvetrees in the popular Croft and Perry sitcom You Rang, M’Lord? and the starchy station master Cecil Parkin in Oh, Dr Beeching! His latest TV role is as tax inspector Clive Drinkwater in Coronation Street. On stage, his credits include many Ray Cooney farces, Ayckbourn’s Relatively Speaking and Confusions, Arnold Ridley’s The Ghost Train and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical comedy, By Jeeves.

Nichola McAuliffe won an Olivier Award for her role in the RSC’s Kiss Me Kate. On television she starred in Surgical Spirit, Coronation Street and Victoria. Recent stage work includes Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Lady in the Van, Home and Maurice’s Jubillee, which she also wrote.

Tony Award winner David Grindley's directing credits include Journey's End and Sideways and Kafka’s Dick, A Steady Rain, Pygmalion and The American Plan in Bath.

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  • Reviews

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    A shower of laughs, Waiting for God is incisive, thoughtful, uncompromising – and rejuvenating - Swindon Advertiser

    Aitkens’ script is a gift to actors with good pace and timing, which this cast have - Wiltshire Times

     

     

    Nostalgic fans can expect plenty of chuckles from this comic salvo - Daily Mail

    Very slick, very quick and very funny - British Theatre Guide 

    The Laughter comes thick and fast - The Stage

    Waiting for God proved less a bittersweet elegy of old age decline than an affirmation of the adage that while there’s life, there’s hope - BFI

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  • Cast

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    JOANNA BENDING as Sarah Chase

    DAVID BENSON as Geoffrey Ballard

    PETER CADDEN as Dennis Sparrow 

    SAMUEL COLLINGS as Harvey Baines

    JEFFREY HOLLAND as Tom Ballard

    CORINNA MARLOWE as Doctor Henry / Undertaker

    NICHOLA MCAULIFFE as Diana Trent

    EMILY PITHON as Jane Edwards

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  • Info

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    Times

    Monday – Wednesday 7.30pm
    Thursday – Saturday 8pm
    Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

    Running Time: 1h50m (inc. interval)

    Prices

    Mon – Fri eves and Sat mat: £21.00 £26.50 £28.50 £31.50 £33.50
    Sat eve: £23.50 £27.50 £29.50 £32.50 £35.50
    Wed mat: £19.50 £25.00 £27.00 £31.00 £32.00

    Please note: from Monday 24th April 2017, all prices in the Main House and Ustinov Studio incur a booking fee of £1.25 per ticket in addition to the advertised prices, regardless of payment method or amount of tickets booked. Please note all prices in the egg theatre incur a booking fee of 50p per ticket in addition to the advertised prices, regardless of payment method or amount of tickets booked. 

    Please note the ticket price includes a £2 Building Levy.

    Plus £1 postage

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