JB Shorts

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The REAL LIFE THEATRE COMPANY presents JB SHORTS, six short plays by top TV writers: Tues 24 to Sat 28 March and Tues 31 March to Sat 4 April with a preview night on Tues 24. Time:  7.00 p.m. Venue:  JOSHUA BROOKS, 106 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6NG (the junction of Charles St and Princess St, at the side of the BBC). All Tickets: £5 (pay on the door).



HITCHED by Lindsay Williams. Directed by Chris BridgmanCheryl and Dave have had the perfect wedding day, now they just have to get through the wedding night – which proves to be stickier than they ever imagined.  

AT THE END OF THE DAY. Written & Directed by James Quinn5.50pm on a Sunday afternoon somewhere in the Premier League. The players and the officials have done their bit. But the pundits and the presenters have barely started. A funny, satirical and original look at the of World of Premier League Post-Match analysis and tunnel interviews.  Featuring John Henshaw (Ken, the landlord in Early Doors, John Prescott in Confessions of a Diary Secretary, Bill Hadley in Red Riding etc) and Peter Slater (Ideal, Slaterwood). Contains Strong Language.

SMALL’S WORLD by John Chambers. Directed by Helen ParryFor Jamie, Thursday night is party night – but it’s the smallest party in town. Funny, moving, some might say pervy, certainly profound – wondering who are we to judge. Contains Adult Themes.  

MAMMON CALLING by Peter Kerry. Directed by Alan Rothwell They’re three top sales executives, they work for a call centre and nothing’s going to stop them selling that product. Not office politics. Not ludicrous health and safety in the work place issues. Not even the end of the world.   

ASHRAK THE FOOD TASTER by Trevor Suthers. Directed by Paul Jaynes 

A young man is appointed Food Taster to His Excellency The Great Leader. Surely a dream job.  What could possibly go wrong?  

SECRET LIFE by Dave Simpson and Diane Whitley. Directed by Roger HainesDerek and Theresa are Mr and Mrs Average. But Derek’s been spending a lot of time on the internet. How will their marriage survive when they end up on the front page of the Sun?  A wry, comedic look at a modern marriage.  

Between them, the writers, actors and directors of ‘JB Shorts’ have worked in numerous TV, Radio and Stage productions, winning much acclaim and many awards. Bringing their talents together for the first time, ‘Real Life Theatre Co’. promises a unique and highly entertaining evening of live theatre.