‘Auntie & Me’, by Morris Panych, is a delightful and mordant black comedy about life, loss and loneliness. When Kemp receives a letter from an aunt who claims she is “old and dying”, he travels across the country to pay her a visit; but she’s not going just yet…
In this darkly funny two hander Sean Mason plays Kemp, the put upon nephew waiting for his Aunt to die. “Kemp is this sort of Hancock-esque lost figure,” says Sean. “I was excited by the script’s mix of sadness and laughter.”
After playing over fifteen different parts in the critically acclaimed national tour of ‘New Dawn Fades’, Sean is excited to be playing only one. However, he’s up for a new challenge as here Kemp carries over 90% of the play’s dialogue. Sean promises that “to say anything more would spoil the play.”
Grace is played by Siobhan Edge, a stalwart of theatre who has been performing for 60 years across the UK and in the US. She’s also an expert knitter which has come in very handy for the show.
Last seen on the UK stage as a West End production starring Alan Davies, this revival of Canadian writer Morris Panych’s ‘Auntie & Me’ promises wit and warmth with a deliciously dark edge.
“I saw the West End production and absolutely adored it, the pathos and fast moving nature of the piece really attracted me to put my own spin on it” says director Brainne Edge, who is delighted to finally be bringing the show back to the stage. As well as running her Improv troupe, ComedySportz, Brainne has extensive directorial credits, including JB Shorts and stage adaptations of classic sitcoms ‘The Good Life’, and ‘Whatever Happened to The Likely Lads’.
Auntie & Me is a whip-smart comedy drama that explores loneliness and connection with humour and emotion.
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