Bill - Jeremy Donovan
Older Bill - Brian Carter
Lally - Elizabeth Jee
Older Lally - Maggie Turner
Norma - Elizabeth Webster
Zach - Jon R Harrison
Erika - Trudy Elizabeth Hodgson
Derek - Jeremy Donovan, Nieve Hearity and Abigail Arnold-Ochs
Film: Malwina "Mally" Sworczuk (Mallywini Films)
Stage: Dominique Gerrard
Assistant Director Stage: Steve McCourt
By Rachel Barnett
A whimsical view of 39 years of marriage as seen through the rise
and fall of four kettles.
"If kitchen appliances could talk! The things they could tell you..."
The kitchen is the hub of any home and we Brits love a nice cuppa come rain or shine. Shirley Valentine had her wall and Bill and Lally have their kettles. From the ghosts of kettles past there’s Norma, a kettle from the seventies, city boy kettle Zach from the Millennium, Erika who is simply too modern for words, and Derek, a novelty kettle with a soggy hold on reality.
In this tale of a lifetime of love and the many emotional rollercoasters witnessed in a kitchen, join us as we explore what your kettles say about you.
Come and have a lunchtime laugh, with a multi-media show that’s full of descaling, green elements and a love of fizzing Oust!
Rachel Barnett is a UK-based playwright, whose plays have been performed in the UK and internationally, including in London at The Hampstead Theatre, Royal Court, Arcola, The Kings Head and also at the Chichester Festival Theatre. For more information about Rachel’s work, please go to www.rachelbarnett.co.uk.
AUDIENCE CLUB REVIEWS FOR BOILING POINT
Rated 4 Stars : Irrespective of technical problems on the performance I attended, I thought this was a clever and original piece which was well acted. I love Lunchbox at the Bridewell and this production did not disappoint. Thanks very much AC.
Rated 4 Stars : This fun play made non-techy me concerned that in 30 years time when I get really senile I won't be able to work a domestic kettle and will have to rely on my sons bringing me flasks of hot water. Watch the faces of the performers while also watching the film clips as the actors were very expressive. MOOOOOOOO .....
Rated 3 Stars : A quirky little play cleverly scripted and well acted.The cast very professionaly overcame the technical fault and carried on without the aid of the backdrop screen.interesting venue and great for a spot of sightseeing.Thanks again for something different.
Rated 3 Stars : This is a bit of fun - 3 talking kettles look back over their lives and, therefore, the lives of the couple they have served. The interplay is between the 3 actors playing the kettles and projected film of the couple. When I visited the visuals broke down, but the audio was sufficient to maintain the story. If you wonder what it feels like to go through the fizz of a good descaling, then pop along!
Here's what Audience Club members said about Panto:
Rated 5 stars: Such a fabulous way of spending a lunch time. It's a laugh a minute, good old-fashioned panto. Forego the pub, have a glass of your favourite tipple at the theatre and go and see this. I'm sure you will not regret it!
Rated 5 stars: Thoroughly enjoyable. What a great idea - a lunchtime play. With an enthusiastic cast, minimal scenery and props, outrageous jokes and classic panto audience participation.
Rated 5 stars: This is possibly the most fun you can have in public and legally, in 45min at lunch time!! We cried with laughter for all of 45min ........ GO - take your colleagues, sandwiches and "blow" you lunch break on some honest fun. A complete mash of soaps and panto - politics and London 2013 .............. hitting the nail on the head on all account. Forget the Christmas pub lunch - get a sarnie and get shouting "he's behind you"! You will love it!
IT'S PANTO!!! OH YES IT IS!
Poor old Aladdin....his mum’s driving him up the wall, the evil Abanazer wants to take him to Shoreditch to find a magical lamp, and on top of all that, he’s trying to woo the beautiful Princess Jasmine, which isn’t going to be easy as she’s got her sights set on Prince Harry!
With a special guest appearance from Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, come and have a lunchtime lark and enjoy some panto! Oh no you won’t, oh yes we will! Well, you get the idea – bring your Turkey sandwich and a mince pie!
Trudy Elizabeth Hodgson
Here is what Audience Club members said about the show:
Rated 3 stars: A wonderful way to spend a lunch break. The performances were good and the plays thought provoking and funny. Definitely worth seeing.
Rated 4 stars: I thought these plays were going to be lightweight and silly but I was mistaken. Unusual subjects/ well written and marvelously acted. I thoroughly enjoyed them.
Here's what our audience said about Great Shorts!:
“A very engaging range of work…..the cast were faultless”
“It was a fantastic evening of theatre...we were taken from the heights of comedy and silliness to the very depths of tragedy and despair”