We’re counting down to the premiere of Max Wilkinson’s absurdist, time-romping comedy Ghost Fruit, opening next week at Camden People’s Theatre. The four-strong cast play 18 roles between them, including Franz Kafka, Truman Capote, Elizabeth Taylor and Billie Holiday. Sneak a peek at how they’re getting on in rehearsals with our bumper photo gallery – and then get booking!
Ghost Fruit is an outrageous romp across time and space. It pokes fun at a culture obsessed with the past, weaving elements of cabaret, comedy, time and place. Why do we look back and what are we looking for?
A man thinks he’s Franz Kafka living in the 1920s. But he’s not. He’s from Somerset. As his dream becomes a nightmare, he slips between different times and bodies…
He’s partying with the ghost of Elizabeth Taylor. He’s a young lady with a vintage, dead dog on her hands. He’s a cop in an American town with no crime, death or dirt until one day someone bursts into flames… And, finally, he’s back in Prague to confront the truth and embrace the present.
In this 70-minute premiere production, Rebecca Faith, Roberta Livingston, Michael Faulkner and Toby Rolt play 18 characters between them. Photography by Chrissie Chanel.
Ghost Fruit runs from 15 to 19 January 2019, with performances nightly at 7.15pm, at the Camden People’s Theatre, 58-60 Hampstead Road, London NW1 2PY. Tickets are £12 (£10 concessions). CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!