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The Safari Party
by
Tim Firth

Brewhouse Theatre, 6th - 10th March 2018

Tim Firth is a protégé of Alan Ayckbourn, and is probably best known for his plays Calendar Girls and Neville’s Island. The Safari Party is a touching and witty comedy about truth, reality, attitudes and relationships - and a table.
The action takes place during a safari party in rural Cheshire. These were all the rage in the ‘70s and are still popular today. A sort of roving dinner party where each course is held in a different home, thus providing surprises along the way. (Not all of them planned!)
Adam and Daniel, a pair of brothers trying to keep their rundown farm afloat, whose father has recently died in ambiguous circumstances are to serve the hors d’oeuvres. The main course is to be provided by the Voyseys. Lol, a self-important, self-made businessman with small-minded racial prejudices, and Esther, his long-suffering wife with romantic notions about an ideal country life existence, have recently moved from a housing estate into their converted barn with its posh new conservatory and are striving to be part of the snobbish Cheshire elite. The dessert course is in the hands of local antique dealer Inga Healey. But when she realises that she was spun a fictitious romantic tale about the brothers’ old kitchen table in order to push the price up she leaves the party in a huff. The evening, which was Esther’s idea, appears to be falling apart.
And then there's the table… over which increasingly elaborate storytelling sparks off a series of events that ends up forcing them all to make confessions to one another about secrets and lies.
The truth will out - or will it?

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