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
Performances start 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” 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)
Photographs by Debbie Lock1 show was performed over 1 day.