Sheila’s Island is a sparkling, sharp-witted new comedy from writer Tim Firth (Calendar Girls, Kinky Boots, The Band), starring Olivier Award winner Sara Crowe (Private Lives, Calendar Girls, Four Weddings and a Funeral), Judy Flynn (The Brittas Empire, Dinnerladies), Abigail Thaw (Endeavour) and Rina Fatania who won the Best Actress in Theatre category at the Eastern Eye Awards, for her ‘perfect comic timing’ in Love and Stuff at Theatre Royal Stratford East.
Bonfire night 2019, Sheila, Denise, Julie, and Fay are Team C in Pennine Mineral Water Ltd.’s annual outward bound team-building weekend. Somehow, Sheila has been nominated team leader, and, using her cryptic crossword solving skills, has unwittingly stranded her team on an island in the Lake District.
Our intrepid heroines find themselves manufacturing weapons from cable ties and spatulas, and create a rescue flag with plastic plates and a toasting fork.
Questions are asked; truths are told; dirty washing is aired.
Is it possible to build an adequate night shelter with a prom dress and a sleeveless jumper? What is Julie’s husband really up to in Aldi? And why are they on this bloody team building exercise when they could be at a spa?
Age Restriction: 13+
"Sharp, warm and exceedingly, satisfyingly funny." Edinburgh Guide
"Enjoyable gender-bent production" Daily Mail
"Firth has reignited his play to a new army of potential performers" Sardines
“…undeniable amusement and absurdity” Reviews Hub
“There is a bit of everything in this show. Plenty of belly laughs, situation comedy, slapstick, as well as more dramatic moments” Guildford Dragon
Tuesday to Thursday Evenings: Stalls & Circle £32.75, £28.75. Gallery £25.75, £19.75
Wednesday & Saturday Matinee: Stalls & Circle £32.75, £28.75. Gallery £25.75, £19.75
Friday and Saturday Evenings: Stalls and Circle £35.75, £30.75. Gallery £25.75. £19.75
Members: Two tickets for the price of one on Tue 12 April 7.30pm (subject to availability)