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THE VICTORIAN IN THE WALL
12 April 13 - 13 April 13

ONLINE BOOKING
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!

THE VICTORIAN IN THE WALL
By Will Adamsdale, with Jason Barnett, Chris Branch, Matthew Steer & Melanie Wilson
A Fuel and Royal Court Theatre co-production
A comedy (with songs) from Perrier Award-winner Will Adamsdale
Adamsdale rides roughshod over the boundaries between comedy & theatre” The Guardian

THE VICTORIAN IN THE WALL is a new play about a flannelly, work shy writer guy living with his girlfriend in a flat. They’ve got it all - the lifestyle, the box sets, organic toothpaste - but there’s that something missing. There’s just no forward movement. They just can’t figure out what step to take next - marriage, baby?

How about home improvements?? They could knock some walls through. From the kitchen into the dining room, to make a more integrated space...a big project to keep them occupied.

But on the week of the building his girlfriend gets called off on business, which is not ideal because he’s left in charge. But bar a few glitches, he steps up. Well…sort of. And she does love him but none of what transpires is future-husband-material-behaviour.  So short of something pretty extraordinary, she’s out of there.

And to be fair something extraordinary does happen. But it doesn’t necessarily help.

Is that a Victorian man? In the wall?  Can this strange visitor unlock his hopeless career? (Doubt it) His flagging relationship? (Maybe) A story buried in these walls for over a century? (Yes!)

THE VICTORIAN IN THE WALL is a surreal and fantastical story, with songs about building works and recycling.

Multi-talented writer, actor and director Will Adamsdale was the shock winner of the Perrier Award for Comedy in 2004 for his hilarious and poignant play about an American life coach, JACKSON'S WAY. He also won a Scotsman Fringe First and Total Theatre Award for a later show, THE RECEIPT. 

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“Adamsdale is creating a body of work that rides roughshod over the boundaries between comedy and theatre” The Guardian

“Poetic and poignant as well as extremely funny” The Times (The Human Computer)

“A veritable wizard, a virtuoso of the transcendently absurd... remarkable for both its sheer inventiveness and its perfect pitch.” The New York Times (Jackson’s Way)

"This show is more than comedy. It plays with your intellect as well as your sense of humour… simply the best, funniest, cleverest miracle of make believe." The Scotsman (Jackson’s Way)

"Funny, inventive and often rather beautiful" Evening Standard (The Receipt)

**** “It’s a real cracker… This is a show that makes you yearn to get off the hamster wheel and make a bid for freedom” The Guardian (The Receipt)

“Warm, funny, spot-on comedy with dark undertones – very entertaining” Whatsonstage (The Summer House)



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Co-directed by Will Adamsdale and Lyndsey Turner
Design by Michael Vale
Music and sound by Ian Scott
Songs by Will Adamsdale and Chris Branch
Original illustration Tom Perrett

EVENT INFORMATION
 
VENUE
The Studio

BOOK TICKETS
Box Office 0161 833 9833 or online

TICKET PRICES
Adults £12 / Concessions £10
 
PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES
Please click here for details

USEFUL LINKS
willadamsdale.com
fueltheatre.com
@fueltheatre / @rxtheatre #victorian