No rest for the wicked old-school grifters of The Gift of the Gab, even as we hurtle towards a Bank Holiday weekend. Preparations are in full swing for the premiere of Simon David Eden’s latest comedy, which starts performances at London’s White Bear Theatre on 15 May 2018. Take a look at the set model and venture into the rehearsal room with our picture gallery – and then get booking!
1979. The bitter Winter of Discontent. The whole nation is at war with itself, battling industrial strikes, severe unemployment, crippling inflation and fears over immigration and home-grown terrorism. But that’s not going to cramp the style of a den of thieves in Brighton.
Unreconstructed, old-school grifters, they live by their wits and some very shady mores and morals. But even they know the end of an era is nigh and their days are numbered, so each is after one last big score before the law and society’s shifting sands catch up to them. And if that score should happen to contain a priceless lost memoir and a beguiling young waitress from Naples, so much the better!
The Gift of the Gab is written and directed by Simon David Eden whose Albatross 3rd and Main was a hit at the Park Theatre last year. The cast comprises Ross Boatman, Charlie Allen, Madalina Bellariu, Michael Roberts, Ivanhoe Norona, Harold Addo and Lewis Bruniges.
The Gift of the Gab is designed by Sim E Sigh, whose set model for the production looks like this. We can’t wait to see the result onstage!
The Gift of the Gab runs 15 May to 9 June 2018 at the White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4DJ, with performances Tuesday to Saturdays at 7.30pm, Sunday matinees at 4pm. Tickets are priced £16 (concessions £12). CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!