What would a dead man do if he came back to life? Shots might be the answer according to these images from the rehearsal room of Maz Nowaz’s comedy Cheating Death, which plays at the Cockpit Theatre from 21 Feburary to 10 March 2019. Have a look at these candid pictures, then book your tickets!
Staged by First Time Productions, Cheating Death, is the story of a corpse who, against all likelihood, wakes up.
John is having a bad day! He has been laid in a coffin in his living room for people to pay their last respects… but he wakes up. Much to the surprise of his girlfriend and her new lover, who she has invited to view the flat, left to her by John! John only remembers a car crash, being in hospital and some strange dreams. Everyone struggles to come to terms with John’s new reality after not just one but two life changing events.
Cheating Death follows John as he tries to get back to some semblance of normality… but life will never be the same again.
John died. And now he’s back. With his second chance, will he start living life to the full? Cheating Death – A Three Act Comedy by @Max_Nowaz
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— Cheating Death – The Play (@CheatingPlay) February 5, 2019
Max Nowaz’s play was first seen in one-act form at Bedford’s The Place Theatre in 2013. Far from dying a death, it proved extremely popular. Nowaz has reworked it over the last six years and brought it back to life as a three-act show at the Cockpit Theatre. Nowaz is a playwright and novelist. His eclectic work includes children’s story Timbi’s Dream, science fiction tale The Arbitrator and fantasy thriller Get Rich or Get Lucky. His latest play, A Holiday to Remember, is due to be brought to the stage shortly after the run of Cheating Death.
First Time Productions is a group of graduates of The Poor School; Alex Pitcher, Nicola Mae Begley, Lucy Beresford-Knox, Jake Botterell and Frankie Hyde-Peace. They’re directed by fellow graduate, Sophie Wilson.
The Poor School was founded by Paul Caister in 1986 to make top quality acting training financially available to all. After more than 30 years, it closed in July 2018. Among its alumni are Ridiculusmus founders David Woods and Jon Haynes, EastEnders star Jessie Wallace, comedian Zoe Lyons and director Sarah Frankcom.
Cheating Death runs from 21 February to 10 March at The Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth St, Marylebone, London NW8 8EH, with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm with matinees on 7 and 10 March at 3pm. Tickets are priced £15 BUT you can save 20% using EXCLUSIVE My Theatre Mates code MTM20. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
Take a peek into rehearsals with our Cheating Death gallery: