The final few hours before opening a show can be tense.
However, when the actors for ‘Another Day in Paradise’ turn up to rehearsals late, have completely unrealistic demands and fall out with theatre’s staff, the show’s opening night starts to hang in the balance.
After having taken all the snide comments and complaints he can handle, the head technician decides he will take the production into his own hands once the curtain goes up. Together with the stage hands, he begins to make one too many ‘mistakes’.
The show must go on, but will the cast be able to pull the plot back together?
“A very assured production of a well-structured play by a promising playwright. A great evening, full of laughter and quite a few awkward flashes of recognition. This is a writer who really understands the trials and tribulations endured by the backstage crew.” - The Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury.
“If you’ve ever liked the West End hits like “Noises Off” and “39 Steps”, then The Stage Hands is definitely one to consider.” - Peter Watts. (Weekend Notes).
The Stage Hands Official Trailer
Some comments from the audience at Waterloo East Theatre showing, December 2014.
“Such a clever and different idea for a show! Loved it – just wish it could have been longer!”
“Best £10 I’ve ever spent!”
“Really enjoyed it. A funny and clever plot with an outstanding cast!”
“Brilliant! A great “Brechtian” piece! Loved the changing accents!”
“Really great and funny – thanks!”
“BRILLIANT! We need to respect the work of the stage hands!”