Following a sell-out season at the Tristan Bates Theatre and a previous short run at The Hope Theatre, comic tale Getting Over Everest returns to the Islington venue this Christmas with a story of seasonal relationship strife. Book your tickets now!
Natasha Santos‘ female-led comedy runs in north London from 10 to 21 December 2019.
Getting dumped is like a mountain, full of setbacks and revenge cock…wait, what?
Defined by her relationship status, Libby knows little else. When Rob Everest unexpectedly decides to cut ties two weeks before Christmas, she spirals into an unannounced depression as she tries to find her feet and festive spirit outside of a 10 year relationship. With the support of her friend Steph and the man from the bar, outspoken and explicit Libby attempts to find out who she is and what life has to offer.
Getting Over Everest is a comedic look at the peril of being dumped at the most wonderful time of the year… Christmas! The unique production combines monologue storytelling, ensemble performance, character comedy and the ultimate Christmas playlist.
Santos’ production was first seen at Tristan Bates Theatre as part of Camden Fringe in the summer of 2018, when it was described by Londontheatre1 as “entertaining and eclectic” and by Love London Love Culture as “a warm hearted, affectionate and (occasionally) awkward look at how you can discover who you really are in the toughest of times”. It debuted at The Hope Theatre in April 2019, when it played in the Sunday/Monday two-day slot.
In addition to writing Getting Over Everest, Santos also stars as Libby. The Drama Studio graduate’s previous play Marlborough Road played a sell out run at the Hen and Chickens Theatre in 2012. In addition to working in regional theatre and sketch comedy, she is also the current voice of Very.co.uk
Santos is joined in the production by Samantha Spurgin and George Vafakis. Spurgin’s credits include Cockoo Bang’s As if you were Infinite (White Bear Theatre), Twelfth Night (Hope Mil Theatre) and Piaf (Charing Cross Theatre), while Vafakis may be best known for playing Sergeant Lambros Zervos in ITV drama The Durrells.
Katherine Timms, who previously worked with Santos on Marlborough Road, directs the production, having previously directed shows including Water Cooler (Arcola Theatre), Frankenstein (The Space) and The Plough (SLAM).
Getting Over Everest runs at The Hope Theatre, 207 Upper Street, London, N1 1RL from 10 to 21 December, with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.45pm. Tickets are priced £15. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!!
Peek at the previous production of Getting Over Everest