Episode 10.1: The Barracuda Blues

Tuesday 8th September 2015 at The Bristol Improv Theatre

It’s been 6 months since we last visited the small community of Newtown and Reg is finally leaving hospital after having been shot by Simpkins in the bellybutton. Reg never pressed charges, he’s much more concerned that his husband, Harold, didn’t visit him once! Through tears of shame, Harold suggests that Reg move to a motel and that the pair go on a break.

Across town, Fred is intimidated by Suzi’s new mobile bakery business and so has rebranded his café as ‘Barracuda’. After spying and deceit, he eventually pushes Suzi down into the Newtown sewers where she meets Sazz who’s been on a voyage to try and understand contraception. Meanwhile, Simpkins has challenged Big Dick Johnson to a baby duel, confident that baby Ebeneezer is smarter and faster than baby Lambrini. Mo is game and sets up a challenging course for the infants but Constance bursts in, appalled that her twins are being used for sport. Both Simpkins and Mo will never be allowed to see her children ever again!

Memorable Moments:
– Whilst breaking up with Reg, Harold throwing water in his eyes to show his teary emotion
– Suzi and Rita singing Cliff Richard’s Summer Holiday at every opportunity to try and bring business to the mobile bakery

How will Simpkins react now he’s barred from ever seeing his newborn son?
Does this break spell the end for Harold and Reg’s marriage?
Will Café Barracuda be the making or breaking of Fred?
Find out in Episode 2 of Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera.