| Tuesday 28 February, 7.30pm
A double bill of uplifting comedies written by Johnny McKnight and directed by Julie Brown
“Julie Wilson Nimmo and Mary Gapinski tell their stories separately… both appalling and hilarious at the same time. Seven Year Itch… really catches the eye… Allowing us to laugh freely in the build-up but still leaving us with a strange hangover at the end.”
**** Robert Dawson-Scott, The Times
Random Accomplice, Scotland’s premier touring company, are delighted to present a double bill of ingenious, hilarious and incredible stories – Mary Massacre and Seven Year Itch – under the banner DOUBLE NUGGET.
Strangers to begin with, Leyla and Jenny unknowingly share a light-hearted secret and a love of psychics, but underneath their overlapping stories runs a tale of deceit, loss and betrayal. Neither is aware that they will change each other’s lives forever.
SEVEN YEAR ITCH
The true story of the brutal slaying of an office worker in America is interwoven with the delightfully flamboyant tales of two Glasgow office workers, one of whom is obsessed with Dolly Parton.
It is for the daydreamer who looks at the stapler with murderous intent, for anyone who thinks about shredding their co-workers’ fingers and for those who sing out loud and proud at their desk. A chilling tale packed full of frivolity!
Originally produced for the Magners Comedy Festival in 2009.
Mary Massacre and Seven Year Itch are mirror images of one another – one is celebrating the glossy and cosmetic, with hidden horrors that slowly surface to unravel the story. The other is unashamedly upfront about certain atrocities, interspersed by trivial, mundane stories of everyday life.
The two address aspects of the darker side of human nature, playing with secrets and lies. Both are emotional, current and poignant.
And both are truly funny.
“Both pieces start off with (Johnny) McKnight’s trademark high camp accentuated by Lisa Sangster’s inventively lush sets.”
*** Neil Cooper, The Herald