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Antidote to World Cup hits Lowestoft

PUBLISHED: 12:13 04 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:34 06 July 2010

A SMASH-HIT comedy play full of one-liners and cake calls into Lowestoft later this month.

Billed as an antidote to the World Cup, Waiting For Gateaux stars former Emmerdale actress Lisa Riley and is presented by Bruce James Productions.

A SMASH-HIT comedy play full of one-liners and cake calls into Lowestoft later this month.

Billed as an antidote to the World Cup, Waiting For Gateaux stars former Emmerdale actress Lisa Riley and is presented by Bruce James Productions.

The comedy is written by acclaimed playwrights' Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood, who have previously written Raising the Stakes, Son of Samurai and Dirty Dusting. It premiered in 2005 and has successfully toured New Zealand's South Island.

Trevor said: “It's great that Waiting for Gateaux is touring the UK. Of all our plays, it's a personal favourite - though don't tell the others - and a real crowd-pleaser. I'm delighted that Lisa Riley is starring this time around, I'm certain she'll be absolutely fantastic".

Set in a run-down village hall, Waiting For Gateaux follows the members of failing slimming club 'Mo-tivators' - whose only agenda is to meet friends, have a gossip and eat cake.

As they struggle to shed the pounds in anticipation of appearing in a new reality TV show, their showbiz aspirations are thwarted when they fail to resist the temptations of fast-food and media executive, Sophie, reveals she has an ulterior motive.

What follows is a parodic siege of visual comedy spliced with traces of Reservoir Dogs, The Great Escape and Dad's Army.

Building on the comedy traditions of the late Ayckbourne and Godber, Waugh and Wood are remorseless in their pursuit of laughs, and the gags fall thick and fast in this comedy about friendship, frostbite and French fries.

It will be at the Marina Theatre, in Lowestoft, from June 28-30. For tickets call the box office on 01502 533200.


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