18 November - 6 December 2014
by Greg A. Smith
NOMINATED FOR BEST NEW PLAY – OFF WEST END AWARDS 2014
‘A seriously funny, intense piece of art… Satirical and darkly brilliant’
– The Upcoming
‘A cross between Abigail’s Party and The Hunger Games’
– Ought to be Clowns
‘Best new dark comedy of 2014… An outstanding play and fully deserving of five stars’
London: Christmas Day. Middle class couple Harry and Tamsin invite young homeless man Rory into their home to share Christmas with them and their daughter, Jenna. Presents are opened; parlour games played; parsnips and sprouts prepared.
It soon becomes obvious that Rory is no typical rough sleeper, however. And when Harry’s arch-nemesis Donald and his wife Marissa arrive accompanied by their own homeless guest, what initially appeared to be an act of faintly patronising charity reveals itself as something much less festive, but much more exciting – and dangerous. No-one present will escape unscathed and unchanged from the ultimate disastrous family Christmas.
Greg A. Smith’s dark satire about the homeless and the heartless is packed with action, thrills and laughs.