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The Gatekeeper
08 February 12 - 25 February 12

All transaction charges are now dropped. You will no longer be charged for booking online or for using a card. The only charge will be for postage (£1.00) - and you can choose to collect your tickets from the Box Office instead!

by Chloe Moss

This world premiere lifts the lid on a darkly comic family get-together.

Mike and Julia made sure their children Rob and Stacey had the best of everything when they were growing up. Now they're adults all they want is to be proud of them. But when they meet up in a Lake District holiday cottage to celebrate Stacey's birthday, it seems that nobody has been honest with each other.

With a brilliant ear for dialogue, playwright Chloe Moss wickedly captures the infuriating family habits and conversations that can drive you mad. The bid to keep up appearances in front of an unexpected guest  soon falls by the wayside as secrets are revealed  and the ‘get together’ falls apart, in this painfully funny play.


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Helen CarterKate CooganTricia KellyNick MossIan  Redford
Director Tessa Walker
Designer Chloe Lamford
Lighting Richard Owen
Sound Designer Steve Brown
Performances Times:
Monday - Friday, 7.30pm and Saturday, 8.00pm
Matinees - Thursday, 2.30pm and Saturday, 4.00pm

After Show Discussion
Thursday 23 February, after the 7.30pm performance

Pre-Show Workshops
In The Lounge Drop-In
The North Young People's Theatre Workshop Project
Online resources available at royalexchange.co.uk/resources
Running time
The Gatekeeper is running at approx. 2 hours and 30 minutes (includes 1 interval)