Slugs, fruit flies, sheep and rifles; quite an unusual collection, but one that comes together in Andy Walker’s tale of a former paratrooper preparing for fatherhood, Delivery. Take a look, then book your tickets for the show at Chiswick Playhouse!
The comic play, directed by Lesley Manning, runs at the west London venue from 10 March to 4 April 2020.
The future should look bright for Joe. He loves his wife Angela, and they’re expecting their first baby. However, as he awaits the delivery, Joe’s deeply troubled character emerges. He’s haunted by events he experienced, and participated in, during a brutal war. Can anything save his soul? Can a former paratrooper shake off the horrific consequences of war and become a loving dad?
Delivery is a journey to the edge of oblivion, which travels a road lined with humour, humanity and hope. It is a life-affirming comedy-drama featuring depressed fruit flies and existential sheep.
Playwright Walker is best known for his work as an animator on popular children’s series including Tracy Beaker, while Manning is an award-winning director for stage and screen whose work includes the groundbreaking and iconic British horror film Ghostwatch.
Alex Walton leads the cast of Delivery as paratrooper Joe. He’s joined by Lizzie Aaryn-Stanton as Angela, Gordon Peaston as the sergeant major, the padré, and a licentious slug, and Emilio Iannucci as a posh officer, a depressed fruit fly and a philosophising sheep.
Delivery runs at the Chiswick Playhouse, 2 Bath Road, London W4 1LW from 10 March – 4 April 2020, with performances Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm, matinees Saturday 4pm. Tickets are priced £12. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
Delivery production gallery