Which Cal & Alf will you get? Two different pairings have taken to the stage this week in James Lewis’ new two-hander Lately. The Proforca Theatre production officially premieres tomorrow night (9 September 2021) at London’s Lion & Unicorn Theatre, where it runs until 18 September. Opening night includes a post-show Q&A chaired by Mates founder Terri Paddock. Time to get booking!
Cal & Alf. Callum & Alison. They were supposed to be part of each other’s lives forever, if only the universe had let things happen the way they should.
But whoever they were before, they’re different people now, and the problem with living here is that it always pulls you back again, no matter how hard you try to get away.
The universe that sent them spinning into free-fall throws them together again when the girl who ran away comes back to find out what happened to the boy who didn’t want to leave.
And the question that the universe needs to answer most of all now is – Whatever happens to those bits of us we leave behind and thought we’d lost forever?
Matt Wake and Fred Wardale play Cal opposite, respectively, Lauren Ferdinand and Gabrielle Nellis-Pain. Lately is written by James Lewis and directed by Proforca Theatre artistic director David Brady, who have previously collaborated on At Last and Feel. Associate directors are Lucy Glassbrook and Jess Barton, dramaturg is Georgie Bailey, casting director is Suzy Gatliff. The play contains adult themes, very strong language and references to suicide.
Lately runs at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre, 42-44 Gaisford St, Kentish Town, London NW5 2ED from 7 to 18 September 2021 with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £12-14. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
Fred & Gabrielle
Matt & Lauren