A Teapot Tantrum Theatre Production
Written by Jennifer Bea, directed by Joe Shipman
March 15th – 17th 2012
Merseyside theatre company Teapot Tantrum dish up a humorous and sometimes
cautionary tale of a group of students thrown together in a student flat
who set out on a day trip to Blackpool for a bit of bonding.
The slightly ditzy and eternally upbeat Mags persuades her fellow flatmates
that a bit of a breeze at the end of the pier is what they all need to
break down those barriers. However, this disparate ‘fab four’
discover more about each other than they bargained for and bring a whole
new comedy meaning to ‘never judge a book by it’s cover’!
Staged on a minimalistic set, the cast skilfully navigate us through their
adventures and the audience are taken on a rollercoaster ride in this
interesting and often funny comedy drama.
The cast is delightful and Jennifer Bea, who also wrote the play, brings
a wonderfully fey quality to the character of Mags. Directed by Joe Shipman,
Beside The Seaside makes it’s second outing, featuring a young cast
which includes Jennifer Bea, Gemma Louise Brodrick, Tom Hosker and David
Barlow. As a young and ambitious theatre group, formed only four years
ago, Teapot Tantrum have delivered a comedy drama that both challenges
and makes you laugh.