Mon, 26 February, 2024 — Sat, 02 March, 2024
Directed by Laila Noble | Cast - Maureen Carr, James Peake, Erin Elkin
A B&B in the Highlands has an ordinary day turned upside down when a visitor chokes on his morning toast, in this eventful and farcical play.
***SOLD OUT: Friday & Saturday***
Irene wants to retire.
Jo wants to go home.
Kev is nowhere to be seen.
And that is the staff of Nessie’s Lodge…a Bed & Breakfast in the Highlands that is badly rated, poorly managed, and lacking in a warm welcome. But a normal day soon becomes chaotic when a gentleman chokes on his toast at breakfast.
As things start to go wrong for Irene and Jo, unexpected guests begin to arrive and tangle things further. Will either of them get to leave this place behind and rid themselves of its chaos?
Co-presented with Traverse Theatre and Aberdeen Performing Arts.
Kirsty Halliday – Writer
Laila Noble – Director
Gemma Patchett – Lead Designer
KIRSTY HALLIDAY is an actor/director and playwright, who works as an acting coach and artistic director for the Prospect Playhouse. Her 2019 play Risk Assessment appeared in the Edinburgh Fringe, and in 2021 she brought Till Love Do Us Part to the Cayman Islands, where she now lives. She went on to win the 2022 Ena Watler Queen’s Jubilee Playwright Award in Grand Cayman, for her post-hurricane play Floating Doll.
LAILA NOBLE is a Queer identifying Director and Playwright from Wales, based in Scotland. Her directing credits include The Bush, Waves, Svetlana, Moonlight on Leith and for Traverse Young Writers (2022). Laila is a literary producer and mentor for Page2Stage Edinburgh and has her own Company, ClartyBurd (New Scottish Companies Award 2021). As a writer, Laila was the inaugural winner of the St. Andrews Playwriting Award with her play Y Dyn yn y Llong Danfor [The Man in the Submarine].
Laila is the current Associate Director at A Play, A Pie and A Pint and has previously directed Ship Rats, Meetings with The Monk and Castle Fallon.