Described as “a gothic, comic romp”, the show follows Murdo who meets a strange family when he knocks on the door of a house looking for help during a storm.
Tim Licata from Plutôt La Vie will perform alongside Emma Clark, Ryan Duncan, Emma McCaffrey, Nicola Tuxworth, Keith Watson and Gavin Yule from Lung Ha Theatre Company.
The production is directed by Ian Cameron and Maria Oller, and is written by Michael Duke. The music is composed and performed by BAFTA Scotland award-winning composer Andrew Cruickshank, and set and costume design is by Karen Tennent.
Cameron said: “The original idea for this production grew from an experience I had many years ago which, although serious in itself, grew in my head into a dark comic farce about a rather dislocated family.”
“This story became the catalyst for development by the company and the writer Michael Duke. What has been wonderful has been to see how the company has grown to own the story, and develop it through their imagination and humour, and this despite the constrictions of Covid!”
Oller said: “An Unexpected Hiccup is the outcome of a long connection between Lung Ha Theatre Company and Plutôt La Vie. Farce, dark comedy and physical theatre is something that the actors at LHTC seems to enjoy and have a talent for. Combined with training on how to play farce, the actors have stepped up to master the skills required.”
An Unexpected Hiccup will run from 27 to 30 October. Tickets can be purchased from Capital Theatre’s website.
Words by Ellen Leslie
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