Wingman: Father. Son. Shambles. Brace yourself for family.
Hot on the heels of the Edinburgh Fringe 2014, Richard Marsh’s Wingman will be taking the UK by storm. Wingman, a new father-son comedy, is the shambling story of very distant close relations from Richard Marsh, the writer of Fringe First winning Dirty Great Love Story and Radio 4 show Love & Sweets (Best Scripted Comedy at the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2014). No matter how bad life is, family can make it worse.Mum’s dead. Annoyingly, dad’s not. After twenty years apart, father and son meet again at her graveside. But can they say goodbye to mum without saying hello to each other? Her last wishes don’t give them much choice…
Justin Audibert (RSC) will direct Richard Marsh and Jerome Wright in this achingly funny drama looking at what it is to be both a son and a parent – and how people push problems down through generations. Marsh is one of the few playwrights to combine dialogue-driven narrative with poetry, which he uses to evoke atmosphere and vivid locations in audiences’ minds via his technique of ‘screenwriting for the ears’.
This is the kind of show that simultaneously restores your faith in human nature and the Fringe.… the gag-filled, gutsy writing just keeps on coming (The Telegraph on Dirty Great Love Story). Following his award for Best Scripted Comedy (BBC Audio Drama Awards 2014), BBC Radio 4 have commissioned Richard to write and star in a new 4 x 30 poetry sitcom, for broadcast next year. Marsh is a former London poetry slam champion and a Fringe First winner (for Dirty Great Love Story, co-written with Katie Bonna).
Wingman by Richard Marsh
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Location times and ticket links: http://richmarsh.wordpress.com/
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Director Justin Audibert
Cast Richard Marsh and Jerome Wright
Notes Ages 12+
2nd – 20th September – Soho Theatre, London
25th September – Theatre Royal, Margate
27th September – Pegasus Theatre, Oxford
30th September – Sheffield Crucible Studio
3rd October – North Bank Festival, London
20th October – Nuffield Theatre, Southampton
Thursday 28th August 2014