An unsettling comedy about when the love runs cold but the bathwater is still hot.
Written and performed by Richard Purnell
Directed by Kellie Tori
Like all great people (Whitney Houston, the Romans) Harry loves a bath. After a day pushing workers around at the call centre, he likes nothing better than lighting the candles and having a gentle soak.
But that’s all scuppered when Harry’s wife, Sarah, is mysteriously bludgeoned to death in their hallway. From that moment on, he can’t so much as run a tap without someone – a showerer, usually – asking awkward questions, like, “Harry, did you do it?”
“Worth seeing – a likeable and quietly humorous play” Fringe Guru
“An intriguing dark comedy…convincingly grimy” The Stage
“Refuses to go quite where you expect… a confident, interesting piece of spoken-word theatre.” Russell Thompson, Apples & Snakes
The Stables Theatre, Hastings
24 and 25 July, 7.30pm
OSO Arts Centre, Barnes
29 July, 7.30pm
Tristan Bates Theatre, London
31 July, 7.30pm
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
5-22 July, 1.55pm
C Nova Studios
About Richard Purnell
Theatre-maker, satirist and storyteller Richard Purnell has written three comedy shows, two seen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2012, 2013), and one at Camden Fringe Festival (2010). He has been published in The Herald and Londonist.com, and performed on BBC London and Resonance FM. He was a poet-in-residence for Transport for London in 2013. He curates The Bus Driver’s Prayer, a comedy and music night in east London. He is a zealous bather.
About Kellie Tori
Kellie Tori has over 10 years’ experience directing and acting in fringe theatre productions. A graduate of UB Arts Academy, Melbourne, she was an ensemble member for PMD Productions for seven years. She has since directed plays seen at Melbourne, Brighton and Edinburgh fringe festivals. She most recently directed Vincent Goes Splat for the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringes (The Warren; Underbelly, 2014). Kellie bathes rarely, but enthusiastically.