waiting for charlie

writer: ANDREW MADDOCK
25 - 26 Jun 2017
7.45pm
£15/£12
Sun & Mon only.

It’s been a rough six months for Bobby, but his mate’s turning him vegan and he’s just started a new job.

Now, if only he could stop waiting for Charlie.

Then life would be really sweet.

A new play about friendship, vegan cheese and dealing with life’s lemons by award nominated playwright Andrew Maddock, recently named as one of The Independent’s playwrights to dominate 2017. This is Andrew’s second professionally produced play this year following HE(ART) in January and his third production at The Hope Theatre following the critically acclaimed and Off-West End award nominated IN/OUT (A FEELING) in January 2016 & THE WE PLAYS in September 2016.

★★★★ “Plays that expertly capture the strength of the human spirit” Mind the Blog on THE WE PLAYS

★★★★ “Frequently enthralling but also absolutely unforgiving of any fault in the delivery” The Stage on IN/OUT (A FEELING)

★★★★ “Maddock’s writing is intelligent, insightful and beautiful” Views from the Gods on THE WE PLAYS 

★★★★  “Poignant and shocking, but ultimately heartwarming” The Upcoming on HE(ART)

Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts 50 mins without interval and contains strong language and scenes of simulated drug use. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.

LATECOMERS MAY NOT BE ADMITTED. PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME FOR THE START TIME OF 7.45PM.

Over 18s only. Due to pub licensing laws no one under the age of 18 is permitted into the building after 7pm.

Refunds are not available. In extreme circumstances tickets purchased may be exchanged for another performance if adequate written notice is provided.

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booking:
telephone bookings:
0333 666 3366
(booking fees apply, fees for telephone sales will be higher)