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Self-Catering by Andrew Cullen
Davenham Players Present
Self-Catering (A Short History of the World)
by Andrew Cullen
A plane loaded with holiday-makers crash lands on a deserted island, somewhere en route to Majorca. Five castaways straggle out of a plane crash with their Costa leisurewear already smirched and torn. The ill-assorted bunch soon suggest, by the blackly comic way they react to one comatose companion, that civilization must be a very loose term for where they came from.
Strangers hitherto, they soon recognize the opportunity to choose afresh whom to be. At the instigation of Henry, they decide to become Marilyn, Clint, and Bette. Their unconscious companion they dub Meryl. The irony is that each has picked their own idealised self-images to live life as a movie in which they merely play roles.
The five survivors are forced not only to come to terms with the disaster, but also to deal with the prospects of survival in an unforgiving atmosphere, yet emerging as a most refreshing and entertaining new play.
Contains Strong Language – Not Suitable for Children
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Doors and Bar open 7:00pm.
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