By Tim Firth
Anticipated Finishing Time: 9:20pm
From the author of such popular classics as ‘Neville’s Island’, ‘The Flint Street Nativity’and ‘Calendar Girls’,comes a funny,moving and ingenious comedy.
Frank is a would-be spy novelist and Head of Installation at Forshaws, a commercial lettering factory. His reluctant teenage trainee Alan is more interested in listening to music and dreaming of great things for his band ‘Lizard’ than following Frank’s instructions on how to install bracketing systems.
As they attempt to fix the company name in giant letters on the side of its building, it becomes apparent that the letters are supposed to spell something wholly unexpected – resulting in a change of direction for both men.
The second act moves the action on three years and with their roles reversed, the pair soon find themselves in familiar territory when an emergency prompts them to confront some uncomfortable truths.
This gem of a comedy represents Tim Firth at his laugh-out-loud best.