“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.