Vesta Tilley Studio, The Swan Theatre
Brand new comedy by Nick Wilkes opens this week at the Swan Theatre, Worcester.
Litter Hero, a brand new comedy by Malvern-based playwright and actor Nick Wilkes, will premiere at the Swan Theatre Vesta Tilley Studio this Tuesday, before continuing for a two-week run.
Produced by Malvernbard, Nick’s own theatre company, in collaboration with the Worcester Repertory Company, Nick not only wrote the piece exclusively for the Swan Theatre – you won’t get a chance to see it anywhere else, so get your tickets folks! – but specifically with the Swan’s wonderfully intimate Studio space in mind.
A two hander, the play stars Rob Temple as protagonist Mike Meadows, a man who has just been left at the altar. Fat, forty and Jilted, he feels that life is pretty rubbish. With his girlfriend gone and a huge hole where the wedding once was, he desperately needs to find a new sense of purpose. So when he comes across a discarded Stella can littering a country lane, how could he possibly imagine what it could lead to?
Playing against Temple is Murray Andrews, another regular performer with Malvernbard, who plays… well, everyone else, including Mike’s ex-fiancée, his primary school headmaster, local politicians, a prison warden, some people from the telly, and even a mouse!
Litter Hero is the latest in a rapidly growing list of brand new works that Malvernbard has brought to the stage, and is testament not only to Nick’s passion for producing new work, but also his passion for a good cause. His productions have previously raised both awareness and money for charities such as Help for Heroes, the NSPCC and Food Cycle, and, perfectly aptly, donations from this production will be going to the Clean Up Britain Campaign.
A strong sense of humour runs through all of Nick’s work, and he is a great believer that comedy can be a great way of getting a more serious message out there whilst still giving audiences a great and thoroughly entertaining night out. “This is a fun story, good entertainment, and performing this in the Vesta Tilley Studio will enable us to really make the audience feel involved with the drama as it unfolds.”
As the play’s motto goes: Every problem has its cause. Every cause has its champion... Come along for a ‘rubbish’ night out!
To book tickets, please contact the Worcester Live Box Office on 01905 611427