The Grand Gesture

- October 3rd, 2016

October 15, 2013 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Dukes

Simeon Duff is working class, unemployed and desperate. His wife works. He’s lost all self esteem. He’s on the scrap heap and wants to end it all … … … and so begins this brilliantly insane comedy about a man on the edge.

When word gets out that Duff is going to top himself, a host of ne’er-do-wells crawl out of the woodwork, each wanting to claim his grand gesture for their ‘noble cause’. Let’s face it, why waste a death? But which cause shall it be … love, politics, religion, or the rising price of fish?

Will the disillusioned Duff go through with it? Will he really top himself for a dubious cause? Is he worth it? Watch and see … the suspense will kill you, if you don’t die laughing first.

Conrad Nelson (The Government Inspector, Lisa’s Sex Strike, The Canterbury Tales and Accidental Death of an Anarchist) directs a large cast of charismatic northern actor-musicians in a riotous evening of comic mayhem and exquisite farce, complete with a gypsy band and heavenly choir. The perfect answer to a long winter evening in Austerity Britain and brought to you by the multi-award winning Northern Broadsides, think ‘Rising Damp’ meets ‘Monty Python’ with a pinch of ‘Mrs Browns Boys’.