Ruth Rich and her family are planning a joint birthday party for Dad`s 60th and Fred`s 18th when tragedy strikes. Can the party go ahead? Should it? With a Will (actually despite the Will) the family find a way to celebrate family, love and all that matters in a unique fashion.
Ginny Davis returns to the stage as Ruth Rich and numerous other characters within her friend/family circle, playing alongside James Goldsworthy, co-founder of Popinjay Productions, who trained with the Year Out Theatre Company, Stratford-upon-Avon.
“If last night was anything to go by, Ginny Davis has struck what, for the fringe at least, is a sadly neglected seam of theatrical ore – the concerned middle classes, always wanting to do the right thing, trying to see the best in everybody …she’s also to be applauded for getting out there and doing it…”
“Just how does one manage a family double birthday celebration and the funeral of one’s mum on the same day?”
“The audience has been prepared however, with a trip to an Anne Summers sex shop complete with a demonstration of a ‘remote controlled’ dildo and equally unblushing use (for mum that is)”
“a play which has wit and charm in equal measure and which, like a Joyce Grenfell monologue or a Posy Simmonds cartoon will have audiences giggling with the delight of recognition.”
★★★☆☆ Graham Wyles, Stage Talk Magazine, on Ginny Davis’ presentation of “Fashionably Late” at The Alma Theatre, Bristol.
17 - 18 October 2014
7.30pm - 8.15pm
1 hour 5 mins