Perfect Pitch Poster

Perfect Pitch

11 - 23 June 2018

by John Godber

BOOKING WILL BE THROUGH THE BEDFORD PARK FESTIVAL WEBSITE – Please visit their website for further details

The XV Theatre Company are delighted to have been invited back for a fourth year as ‘theatre company in residence’ for the Bedford Park Festival, West London’s biggest arts festival.

Perfect Pitch, a comedy by John Godber, was first performed in 1998 at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, commissioned by Alan Ayckbourn.

“It’s supposed to be a relaxing weekend. I’ve ruptured myself and lost three stone, and we’ve only been here twenty minutes.”

Ron and Yvonne have gone camping in a caravan bought with Ron’s early retirement money. At a cliff’s edge, with a view of the sea, they are looking forward to a life of relaxing after stressful careers, to touring in France perhaps, after a trial run in the campsites of England.

But what they imagined would be an uneventful time to themselves is interrupted when Grant, a bull-terrier breeding, middle-aged former miner pitches up next to them with his girlfriend Steph, a girl in her twenties. Their loud arguments, and even louder love-making, breaks the silence Ron and Yvonne had built around themselves, forcing them to accept situations, and home truths, far outside their comfort zone.

 

BOOKING WILL BE THROUGH THE BEDFORD PARK FESTIVAL WEBSITE – Please visit their website for further details