Episode 11.6: Searching For Simpkins (Easter Special)

Monday 28th March 2016 at The Wardrobe Theatre.

At the top of Newtown’s dry ski slope, Harold admits to Reg that he’s badly in debt. They decide he needs to get a real job and after some research, Harold would like to try being a masseuse. Across town, Spencer is tired of working at the corner shop and is also searching for his true calling. After helping him recapture his youth, Fred sees Spencer is very good with his hands and suggest a new direction as a handyman. Later in the salon, both find instant employment as Pablo has a drain that needs unblocking whilst Harold relieves tension in Spencer’s shoulders and earlobes.

Meanwhile, Simpkins has disappeared with both the baby twins. Big Dick, Constance and Rita search everywhere they can think for him including delving deep into his past – a journey that brings the three closer together. Finally they uncover a letter from Simpkins detailing how he’s sent the babies away with their nanny to attend a boarding school in Micronesia!

More photos from this episode here.

Memorable Moments:
– Reg and Harold acting out life in a normal office, but their interpretation feels uncomfortably close to an awkward pornographic film.
– Big Dick Johnson, Constance and Rita reading Simpkins letter aloud, one sentence each at a time.
– Spencer’s eulogy to Fred as he pretends to be the gravestone of Mrs Hallet, Spencer’s first crush

How will Harold find life as a masseuse?
Will Constance ever get over the loss of her baby twins?
Is being a handyman Spencer’s true calling?
Find out in Episode 7 of Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera.