We are so so so so (ad infinitum) happy to announce we are back live on stage at the Wardrobe Theatre from Monday 2nd November 2020 at 7.30pm. Yes, we know things may change and lockdowns may happen, but if they do we and the theatre have everything in place and Covid 19 safe for getting back to it as soon as we are able to again.
We have missed performing our fortnightly soap and cannot wait to kick off a brand new season. Come along and have a laugh and remember why, no matter what, live theatre is a vital part of life as we know it!
Get your tickets here. Tickets are sold in pairs – the theatre will be at half capacity and this is the best and safest way of doing things.
We are back, and about bloody time too!
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Simpkins and Eliza are firming up their purely professional relationship. She’s taken the role of PA (Private Assistant) but manages to get promoted to ‘Friend’, a position with a much larger salary.
Money is also changing hands in Newtown DFS. Fred is trying to make money to rebuild the pub and sells Anthony his grotty old sofa, claiming it to be a vintage ‘Helmstead’. Anthony wants to pay £400, but Fred manages to haggle it up to £401.
Meanwhile, Big Dick Johnson is out of prison, with AJ as his Parole Officer. He visits the bombed-out site of Gina’s pub and is shocked to find that she blames him for the bombing. A guilty Candi has intimidated Debbie, who knows the bomb was Candi’s doing. However, when Candi and Debbie appear at the bombsite to see Big Dick getting arrested for the bombing, Debbie speaks up and Candi confesses to her crime. She gets led away in handcuffs by her boyfriend AJ, and not in a kinky way…
Will Candi do time?
Will Fred and Gina rebuild the pub?
Where now for Dick Johnson?
Does the role of ‘Friend’ have benefits?
- Big Dick Johnson comparing himself to a squirrel
- Fred’s business pitch for a Yorkshire-based cream cheese festival called ‘Dairyleeds’
- Candi spelling her name, ‘C to the A to the D…’
Steam ships, steam trains, steamed puddings, hilarious comedy, astonishing drama, endearing orphans and perhaps the odd catchy music hall number! We had a great December doing shows in Bath, Bristol, Clevedon, Corsham and Cornwall, January 9th-11th we shall be in Salisbury! Join Closer Each Day Company for something distinctly Dickensian and entirely improvised, created on the spot from YOUR suggestions!
Gina has left Newtown and returned to her roots in Oldtown, North East Lincolnshire. She takes in the sights and sits in her old abandoned house, but feels lonely.
Meanwhile, Candi gets to know Debbie, who has returned to town after some years. She has been living in a cave on Lyle Hill and is adept at making her own fun.
Eliza is hanging out with AJ, her only remaining friend. However, when Candi, his girlfriend (and her former girlfriend) appears, Eliza panicks and hides behind AJ’s one-hob oven. Candi becomes suspicious, but lets it drop and takes Debbie to the zoo. Debbie reciprocates Candi’s friendship with the gift of some aphrodisiac tea to spice up her relationship with AJ.
Simpkins is showing Anthony round his hotel and they form a firm and business-savvy friendship. Anthony owns a derelict housing estate in Oldtown which is scheduled for demolition later today. Outside, they come across Eliza, who has escaped AJ’s via the sewer system. The three form a business plan to fund the building of a new concert hall, but Eliza will only chip in if Simpkins and Anthony help her ruin her former lover Candi’s new relationship.
Back in Oldtown, Gina is sitting with a mug of tea in her old house, when suddenly there comes the sound of an approaching bulldozer…
Will Gina survive the demolition of her home?
Will Simpkins and Anthony agree to ruin Candi and AJ’s relationship?
How will Debbie adjust to life outside a cave?
Is it still £4.50 for a coffee at the pub?
Steamed: A Dickensian Improvised Christmas Tale is hitting the road this Christmas! After our standalone show being an outstanding success this May and last Christmas on Brunel’s SS Great Britain, we are not only heading back to that great ship but also to venues across the south-west.
Steam ships, steam trains, figgy puddings, hapless orphans, mean landlords, comedy, tragedy and the odd music hall number – every night will be an entirely new story that could have been written by Charles Dickens himself, on a very good day!