Episode 17.11: ‘Eliza’s lie gets shafted by an air shaft’

Gina and Fred receive the news at the pub that Constance, Simpkins and Reg are all at the hospital. Candi arrives and she and Gina go off in Fred’s beloved Ford Mondeo, only to crash it and write it off. Fred heads to the hospital jogging – it takes him a looong time to get there.

Meanwhile, at the hospital, Constance is in the throes of labour but wanting to find Simpkins. Simpkins is bleeding internally and in a terrible way but, not knowing that she is at the hospital too, is trying to get out of the hospital to get back to Constance. Eliza is also trying to escape from the doctors and nurses that Constance asks to check on her, she does not want them to find out she is not pregnant at all! Simpkins and Eliza have found their separate ways into the air shafts, SImpkins makes it outside but is brought back in by the arriving Candi and Gina who tell him where his lover is.

AJ is looking after Reg, who has slowly come round and eventually gets into a wheelchair. No-one understands why Eliza has not been to visit him, except for Candi whose nasty comments about Eliza shock everyone – especially Gina, who thinks she is a hero for carrying three babies and for going through so much.

Constance sees a dead man on a trolley she thinks is Simpkins and heads down to the morgue to have her baby near him, she sits up some of the frozen bodies in the drawers to make it less lonely – AJ comes in and spots the cold dead body of Pablo, one time Newtown salon owner. AJ and Candi get Constance out of there and take her back to the maternity ward, where SImpkins has crawled to, there is a touching reunion and Simpkins sees his baby being born before being taken off to be operated on. Fred and Candi visit the new baby, a girl called Conkins Simpsance. They do not tell Constance they fear Simpkins is a goner.

Eliza hears a terrible creaking in the air shaft and falls through, on to AJ below, getting a drink at the vending machine with Gina! Gina kneels down to tend to her, worried about those babies, but as she puts her hand to Eliza’s stomach she realises something is not right, and pulls out all the padding!

Memorable Moments:

  • Constance making a heartfelt speech to who she thinks is the dead Simpkins, Fred next making a similar speech to the remains of his Mondeo
  • Reg and Fred having a chat, Fred sad about his car while Reg patiently sits there, with possible life-changing injuries, listening to him moan
  • When Candi and Gina arrive around the back of the hospital and Gina thinks they have arrived on some kind of industrial estate, Candi spots a wrecked Simpkins and says, ‘Well, he isn’t industrial but he is in a state.’

What will Gina do or say to Eliza now she knows those triplets are not real and Eliza took the wedding money she gave her to look after them under false pretences???

What will the excited father-to-be and fiance Reg say or do now that he realises she has lied to him all along, and what will that do to his recovery???

What will Eliza say or do to get out of this one???

And how will AJ fare, having been fallen on from a great height by Eliza??

And how long will they manage to keep new mother Constance from knowing Simpkins is at death’s door?

Find out in our Season Finale on Monday 8th July at 7.30pm at the Wardrobe Theatre


The Great American Storybook

Co-directors of Closer Each Day Company, John Lomas and Lindsey Garwood, take to the stage as a duo at the Bristol Improv Theatre on Friday 24th May at 8pm.

Together they weave a story, funny and touching and full of love – making America great again in a way Trump could only dream of.

Do not miss these two in a show that is misleading in its simplicity, improvised theatre at its very best. Get your tickets here.

Steamed: A Dickensian Improvised Tale

After the success of our Christmas shows on Brunel’s SS Great Britain, we are back on Sunday 12th and Monday 13th May for more 19th Century-inspired drama, comedy and music hall numbers!

We have found that Charles Dickens’ writings, packed with great characters, tragedy, farce and more cliffhangers than you can shake a duck-headed cane at, are a great match for our company and our improvised soap instincts. Come and see us away from our Wardrobe Theatre home and our usual characters as we go back in time in the most perfect location.

Your ticket gives you the chance to look around the ship from 6.30pm, show starts at 7.30pm and is finished by 9.30pm. Cash only bar on board.

Do not miss out on this Steamy springtime treat, get your tickets here.

Casting call!

Closer Each Day Company are looking for experienced performers and improvisers to join them in their cult hit soap and other productions!

Please read more details here.

Interested? Know someone who would be? Available for the audition on the evening of Thursday 2nd May and the recall on Thursday 9th May? And then available every Monday evening? Want to make great theatre, learn a ton and have a lot of fun with lovely people? Send your CV to closereachdayco@gmail.com asap.

Easter Monday Special on 22nd April 2019

Ah, Easter. The time of chocolate, bunnies, fluffy little chicks, and Jesus dying on a cross and then coming back to life again. Far less confusing and much more entertaining than that mixture of Easter goodness is an Easter Special on Monday 22nd April 2019 at 7.30pm at The Wardrobe Theatre.

Put down that bunny, let the chick free, give your chocolate-saturated body a rest, do what Jesus would do and join us for sure-fire fun times!

Get your tickets here.

5th Bristol Improv Marathon, 15th – 16th March 2019

Hilarious comedy! Inspired improvisation! Ridiculous stamina! We have it all as we enter the fifth glorious year of the Bristol Improv Marathon.

For a staggering 26 hours a team of intrepid performers will create an entirely improvised, entirely unscripted play using nothing but their skill, imagination and a hefty dose of caffeine. The show brings together performers from all across the city and includes stars of hit shows such as Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera and Murder, She Didn’t Write by Degrees of Error!

“An impressive display of the actors sheer stamina and creativity. It was extremely entertaining to watch.”
Stage Talk Magazine

“Carrying the flag of improvised theatre with talent and verve.”
Bristol Theatre Review

15th Mar – 16th Mar
8pm on Friday until 10pm on Saturday, £15 All You Can Watch