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A comedy by John Godber & Jane Thornton
Sunday 14 July 2019
The Pump House Project, 22 Swan Lane, Faringdon SN7 7AF
Directed by Debbie Lock

Performance starts 3:00 pm.
Free event. Ticket not required.

A performance for the FollyFest in Faringdon. It was also performed earlier at the ODN Drama Festival, Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon on 5th June and the Wallingford Corn Exchange Drama Festival on 14th June. It won ‘Best Play’ awards at both.

Shakers 2019 Cast

Abby Benson, Alison Morris, Jayne Hoyland and Verity Roberts

Shakers 2019 Set

The stage is set for the first performance; at the Unicorn Theatre in Abingdon

Shakers 2019 Awards

A table full of ‘best play’ awards.

“Shakers” is a one-act (50 minute) play set in a trendy cocktail/wine bar in the North of England during Maggie Thatcher’s yuppie 80’s. The characters being four cocktail waitresses; however with each passing scene the actors are also called upon to play the many and varied clientele. The play is a sequence of quick-fire humour interspersed with really quite serious monologues, which starts off very light hearted.

Shakers Cocktail Bar is THE place to be! After work, before a club, to meet the blokes, to pick up the girls, to drink to celebrate or drown your sorrows, for birthdays and parties and romance and sin, this is the place to be seen. In ‘Shakers’ the four young waitresses reveal the lives of its staff and customers and offer an insight into their hopes, dreams and disappointments. John Godber’s sparkling writing builds on the success of his earlier ‘Bouncers’ to create a richly absorbing yet tellingly revealing modern comedy.

(Last performed in 2004: archives/shakers-2004)

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Shakers 2019 Award A1

Best play as voted by audiences at the ODN Drama Festival held at the Unicorn Theatre in Abingdon.

Shakers 2019 Award W1

Punters’ Prize for best play chosen by the audience at the Wallingford Drama Festival.

Shakers 2019 Award W2

Commendation for great teamwork from the adjudicator at the Wallingford Drama Festival.

Photographs by Debbie Lock

1 show was performed over 1 day.