Cream Tea and Incest

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Romance! Adventure! Murder! Aristocrat Eddie Spangler and valet Jeffrey must learn the meaning of these words and more in this new knockabout Edwardian comedy. Delight in their capers, mix-ups, and the dead bodies left in their wake.
Cream Tea and Incest at Hope Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Comedy
Venue: Hope Theatre
Started: Tuesday 10 April 2018
Closes: Saturday 28 April 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 18+

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Background


From a sell-out run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe comes the world's first 2.5 dimensional show set in a world where every prop and set piece is made out of cardboard.


Think The Play That Goes Wrong meets Jeeves and Wooster meets Diary of a Nobody with a little bit of American Psycho thrown in for good measure.


Synopsis


"Remember what it says in the bible: aim for the stomach and he'll bleed heavily but won't die straight away."


Romance! Adventure! Murder!


Aristocrat Eddie Spangler and valet Jeffrey must learn the meaning of these words and more in this new knockabout Edwardian comedy.


Delight in their capers, mix-ups, and the dead bodies left in their wake.


We follow Eddie Spangler, an incompetent but optimistic Englishman and his loyal valet, Jeffrey, as a simple matchmaking quest quickly deteriorates into a race against time when the Machiavellian forces of the aristocracy move to wreak their vengeance.


Lord Wiggins is set to inherit Rhodesia upon his marriage to Emily Rhodes, but their romance is faltering.


It is up to Eddie and Jeffrey to sort Wiggins out as quickly and violently as possible.


Meanwhile - the evil Lord Biggins lurks in the shadows, waiting to execute dark schemes of his own …


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Theatre


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Postal address:
207 Upper Street
Islington
London N1 1RL

Box office tel: 0333 666 3366

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 10 April 2018

Press night:Thursday 12 April 2018

Closes:Saturday 28 April 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm

Friday ‑ 7‑45pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£15

Concessions:
£12

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Cast


Benjamin Alborough - Eddie Spangler

Eoin McAndrew - Jeffrey

Aidan Cheng - Lord Wiggins

Edward Spence - Lord Biggins


Creatives


Author: Benjamin Alborough
Composer: Olivia Rose Deane
Director: Benedict Philipp
Designer: Olivia Rose Deane & Francesca Leone
Choreography: Hector Mitchell-Turner
Lighting: Holly Ellis
Sound: Luke Stavenuiter

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