Cream Tea and Incest comes to the Edinburgh Fringe!
“Remember what it says in the bible: aim for the stomach and he’ll bleed heavily but won’t die straight away.”
Romance! Adventure! Murder! Aristocrat Eddie Spangler and valet Jeffrey must learn the meaning of these words and more in this new knockabout Edwardian comedy. Delight in their capers, mix-ups, and the dead bodies left in their wake.
We follow Eddie Spangler, an incompetent but optimistic Englishman and his loyal valet, Jeffrey, as a simple matchmaking quest quickly deteriorates into a race against time when the Machiavellian forces of the aristocracy move to wreak their vengeance. Lord Wiggins is set to inherit Rhodesia upon his marriage to Emily Rhodes, but their romance is faltering. It is up to Eddie and Jeffrey to sort Wiggins out as quickly and violently as possible. Meanwhile – the evil Lord Biggins lurks in the shadows, waiting to execute dark schemes of his own…
Benjamin Alborough as Eddie Spangler
Eoin McAndrew as Jeffrey
Directed by Benedict Philipp
Written by Benjamin Alborough
Choreography by Hector Mitchell-Turner
Design and Musical Direction by Olivia Rose Deane
Sound Design by Luke Stavenuiter
Executive Production by Jason Fité and Peracals Productions
A big thank you to Francesca Leone, Shree Ziradkar, Adam Unwin, Edward Spence, Rory O’Sullivan, Aidan Cheng, Sam Wharvell, Doug Deans, Matthew Parker and Sean Thurgood.
9th & 10th February 2017 – LCB Depot (Leicester Comedy Festival)
17th April 2017 – Leicester Guildhall
20th, 21st, 22nd April 2017 – The Bread and Roses Theatre, London
30th July 2017 – Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester
7th to 13th August 2017 – theSpace @ Surgeon’s Hall (Edinburgh Festival Fringe)
10th to 28th April 2018 – The Hope Theatre, London
7th July 2018 – OSO Arts Centre, Barnes (Barnes Fringe)
3rd to 25th August 2018 – theSpace @ Surgeon’s Hall (Edinburgh Festival Fringe)