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Boardroom Alma Tavern Theatre Bristol

New Bristol play premiere ahead of Edinburgh Fringe

A brand new play from Bristol University’s Spotlights Society, will be having its premiere in Bristol ahead of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

Boardroom, will be at the Alma Tavern Theatre in Clifton this May.

Written by CiCi Hughes, Boardroom delves into the TV of the 2000s. If you cast your mind back, we had things like Wife Swap, Distraction, World’s Strictest Parents and Supersize Vs Super Skinny. It was the decade the Jeremy Kyle Show was born. They followed on the heels of The Word’s repulsive ‘I’ll do anything to be on television’ in the 90’s and led on to horrors such as Benefit’s Street in the 2010s.

Boardroom is a dark satirical comedy, exploring generational and gender clashes in the TV production workplace. It sheds light on the absurd voyeurism and exploitation that was 2000’s telly. It asks ‘If these outrageous concepts made it on screen, what was tossed around that didn’t?’

Set in 2012 in an East London Production House – Silky Productions, producers Terry, Carl and Michael are set in their ways, dining out on the glory of a decade-old one hit wonder of a show. They have truly scraped the bottom of the barrel in attempts to find their next hit.

The arrival of new producers Mary and Warren puts the cat amongst the pigeons as they must come up with a new treatment idea that won’t cause any ‘trouble’.

Boardroom will be at the Alma Tavern Theatre on Wednesday 22 May 2024 for a matinee and evening performance

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Written by CiCi Hughes
CO-Directed by CiCi Hughes and Evie King
Produced by Ava Borthwick
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