Flamingoland

by Deborah McAndrew
19 – 27 Sept 2014

Cast

Mari                       Sue Garlick
Kathleen                Liz Travis
Dave                      Damien Kavanagh
Bridie                    Joan Duffin
Sadie                    Tracey Rontree

Directed by Paul Ward


A big-hearted, bittersweet comedy about mothers, sisters, love and lies. In her council house, no-nonsense Mari is having a clear out before the ‘Big Move’ brought on by cancer. There’s a lifetime of clutter to be sorted, the house to clean from top to bottom, and the squirrels in the loft to be dealt with before she can bow out. But, as well as memories of holidays in Mablethorpe and day trips to Flamingoland, there’s a big box of family secrets to dust off and unwrap. Will Mari decide to let sleeping dogs lie? Or will she force them all to wake up and finally face the truth?

“Deborah McAndrew has succeeded in writing four substantial roles for women.” Guardian