Monday 11th April 2016 at The Wardrobe Theatre.
It’s his first day in Pablo’s salon as a masseur, but Harold’s spiritual approach to massage is interrupted by the ghoulish presence of Pablo’s deceased mother hanging over them. Across town, handyman Spencer has come to work on Constance’s flat but gets distracted by a powerful pong. He rips up all the floorboards seeking out the smell until he realises it is Constance herself. Constance remedies the situation with a luxurious bath and once clean, she convinces Spencer to join her in the tub!
Meanwhile, mother and daughter, Gina and Scarlett Pitts, are new in town but waste no time in meeting their neighbours. Whimsical teenager Scarlett bonds with Reg over their dream diaries and northern lass Gina meets Big Dick Johnson at the local pub to sign the lease of ownership. Later they are joined by Suzi (who is celebrating having been offered a slot on Fred’s radio station after excelling during that morning’s show) and over a drink, Suzi suggests that Gina turn her pub into a pub-theatre!
– Spencer crawling around the flat trying to find the source of the smell as Constance tries to avoid him.
– Reoccurring flashbacks to a big am-dram musical that Harold directed and starred about the struggles of being a hairdresser.
– Spencer trying to keep up with the banging soundeffects as he relayed Constance’s floorboards.
Will Pablo be forced to confront the ghost of his mother?
What does the future hold for Gina and the pub?
How will Suzi’s first show go on Fred’s radio station?
Find out in Episode 8 of Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera.