worth a flutter

writer: MICHAEL HEAD / director: JONATHON CARR
1 - 19 May
7:45pm
£15/£12
Tues to Sat only. No show Sun/Mon.

In life love doesn’t always run to the form guide…

4/1 Matt the gambler with a dysfunctional brain, heart and penis. Might need more experience
9/5 F. Paige the bookies favourite who is as shallow as she is devious, an obvious choice
20/1 Helen the outsider, a few skeletons in the closet but has experience if past doesn’t haunt her
7/2 Sam suffering from a broken marriage and loss but might have enough to take the spoils, safe hands

WORTH A FLUTTER is a dark, hard hitting comedy that covers life, love and loss as we follow Matt and Sam as they compete for Helen’s affections. We see the dark and tragic past of four broken characters to see what has lead them to this point and how they try to move forward. Broken marriages, loss, domestic violence and a dysfunctional member. No wonder true love never runs smoothly.

Off the back of writer Michael Head’s past two successful shows comes the writers hardest hitting and most comic show to date! Cast includes Lucy Pinder (The Royals) and Paul Danan (Hollyoaks)

Previous praise for Michael Head’s work includes:
“Touching and moving, Head’s writing will make you laugh and cry” The Stage
“Head Lampoons all aspects of society with great skill, great fun” Boyz Magazine
“Jokes come thick and fast, great antidote to current affairs” Southwark News
“More laughs than at any show I can recall” Broadway World

Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The running time is 2 hours plus interval. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced. Performance contains very strong language and scenes of violence.

LATECOMERS CANNOT BE ADMITTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. 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 and ticket exchanges are not available.

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Like a spell: a good spell.” Lyn Gardner

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booking:
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