Fans of Jeeves and Wooster, The Diary of a Nobody and The Play That Goes Wrong, mark your diaries now! Edinburgh Fringe hit spoof comedy Cream Tea and Incest gets a limited London season next month at the Hope Theatre, where it runs from 10 to 28 April 2018. Gen up – and then get booking!
“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.
In Cream Tea and Incest, 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…
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.
Cream Tea and Incest is written by Benjamin Alborough, who also stars as Eddie Spangler. He’s joined in the cast by Eoin McAndrew (as Jeffrey), Aiden Cheng (Lord Wiggins) and Edward Spence (Lord Biggins). It’s directed by Benjamin Philipp, with design and original music by Olivia Rose Dean, choreography by Hector Mitchell-Turner, sound by Luke Stavenuiter and publicity design by Ivo de Jager.
Cream Tea and Incest runs from 10 to 28 April 2018 at the Hope Theatre, 2017 Upper Street, London N1 1RL, with performances (60 minutes) Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.45pm. Tickets are priced £15 (concessions £12). CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!