It’s time for the Greater Manchester Fringe and whilst our main shows may be improvised, sometimes our players quite like learning scripts and producing plays. In these troubled times of Brexit, Trump, Russia, and all of Manchester’s hills being on fire, what you need is something to cheer you up – so don’t miss this deliciously dark comedy about dying…!
When Kemp receives a letter from an aunt who claims she is “old and dying” he travels across the country to see her off. But when she insists on staying alive he decides to see her off himself…
Short-listed for Best Revival at the 2017 Fringe, Auntie & Me returns for 3 nights only by popular demand.
This production of Canadian writer Morris Panych’s mordant black comedy sees Sean Mason (ComedySportz, New Dawn Fades) return as Kemp, the put upon nephew waiting for his Aunt to die. “I can’t wait to step back into Kemp’s shoes, as sad as they are. He is this sort of Hancock-esque lost figure and the script is so full of rich layers waiting to unravel,” says Sean.
“A play about loneliness and death might not sound hilarious, but there is real, heart-felt humour in the script, even at its most absurd or farcical moments,” says director Brainne Edge, whose previous credits, outside of running ComedySportz Manchester, include the acclaimed JB Shorts and stage adaptations of classic sitcoms Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads and The Good Life.
Auntie & Me is a whip-smart comedy drama that promises rich humour and emotion with delightfully dark twists and turns that is not to be missed! You can find more information about this production and many other great shows at the Greater Manchester Fringe website.
Catch Auntie & Me at The King’s Arms Theatre 23rd, 26th and 27th July. Show starts 7pm. Tickets cost £8 (fees apply is booking online). Tickets are available here.
As always you can find out more about all of our upcoming shows including ComedySportz @ The Edinburgh Fringe Festival by visiting our shows page.