Wingman and Skittles
Dad wasn’t angry. As I started to cry. He hugged me. He calmed me. And he taught me to lie.
Wingman is a new father-son comedy from Fringe-First winner Richard Marsh. Mum’s dead. Annoyingly, dad’s not. After twenty years apart, can father and son say goodbye to mum without saying hello to each other? This achingly funny story reminds us that no matter how bad life is, family can make it worse. Wingman received its world premiere at the Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh, on 30 July 2014, directed by Justin Audibert, before transferring to the Soho Theatre Upstairs from 2 - 20 September and then touring.
The play is published alongside Richard Marsh's Skittles, which premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2011 and then featured on Radio 4 as Richard Marsh: Love and Sweets, winning Best Scripted Comedy at the BBC Audio Drama Awards.
'For verse with heart and verve, see Richard Marsh's dazzling love-gone-wrong show Skittles' Telegraph'Richard Marsh's Skittles came at high velocity, whizzing through the various stages of a romantic entanglement that began when two colleagues shared 'a noncommittal Skittle' during a work break, progressing quickly to proposal and marriage . . . Funny and wise.' Guardian
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