By Robert Farquhar
Directed by Jason Lawson
With Alan Drake and Charlotte McKinney
Eddie and Crystal, two lonely hearts, throw caution to the wind and decide to spend a festive weekend together in an English seaside town. Hoping to find love amongst warm beer and cold chips, the mismatched lovers fight to find some common ground. But should Eddie have stayed at home to play scrabble with his mum?
Red Lion Theatres encompasses both The Old Red Lion and New Red Lion theatres, based in London. For over 30 years the Old Red Lion Theatre has played host to some of Britain's most exciting theatrical talent, since its foundation in 1979 as the Old Red Lion Theatre Club. These include Kathy Burke, Nina Raine, and Katie Mitchell. The New Red Lion is a recent and exciting addition to the Red Lion family being opened in October 2010. This exciting and complimentary space has seen in its first year the award-nominated and acclaimed Kissing Sid James as well as London’s longest running Off-West End comedy The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged).
Cracking Up Productions was founded in 2005 with the specific aim of bringing unpublished and rarely performed plays to the London stage. Past productions include Danny’s Wake at the New End Theatre Hampstead, King’s Head, West End and Edinburgh Pleasance and Huge at the King’s Head and Edinburgh Pleasance. We are currently involved in a screenplay written by Simon Farquhar.
“Comic and heartbreaking in equal measure, Kissing Sid James is superb!” - Huffington Post
“A hysterical peek through a seedy seaside motel window - no less than stellar!” - NYTheatre.com
“Delightful - Farquhar has an ear for quirky comedic moments!” - TheaterMania
“Superb - Farquhar's work unites an audience in an exciting way that I haven't seen in the theater for a while!” - BroadwayWorld
“Two fine actors with effortless rapport and vaudevillian timing!” - Backstage