They can all be found at the Royal Court with such regularity they might as well move in – now Paul Broughton, Michael Starke and Bob Eaton have collaborated to write a bittersweet comedy about two old friends who have known each other since childhood.
Shed opens onFriday (April 10) – Broughton and Starke take the two roles, with Bob Eaton directing. The two actors have known each other since they were on Brookside together in the 1990s, and they have both worked extensively with Bob in theatre.
Spring is in the air and the spuds are in the ground – when two blokes want to sit down and have a laugh without being bothered by anyone else there’s no place better than an allotment shed. And when those two mates have been best buds for the more than 50 years, a lot of water has flowed under the bridge. It’s just another day in the shed and the banter flies thick and fast as they talk about the old days, girlfriends and the best way to boil a sprout. But things are never quite how they seem…
Shed runs until Saturday, May 9. Tickets and information are available from the Royal Court’s website, or on 0151 709 4321.