RELAX By Robert Farrar at the Warehouse

Psychodrome Present RELAX By Robert Farrar, directed by Phil Setren and designed by Martin Thomas will open at the Warehouse Theatre, Croydon, from 12 March tol 4 April 2010.

RELAX is set in the Gemini Lodge Guesthouse, near Weston super Mare, where the kinky guest house owner has a habit of seducing his unsuspecting male guests, but the next morning blaming it on his supposed identical twin brother.  Mix in a tarot reading fifty something stoned houseboy and a metrosexual mechanic and the scene is set for a hilarious tale concerning post coital guilt, sexual compulsion and mistaken identity.
 
RELAX has its roots in the classic French farces of Georges Feydeau and the anarchic gay humour of Joe Orton. It takes a light-hearted look at the difficulties provincial and suburban men face in being honest about their sexuality. The development of Relax was supported by The Peggy Ramsay Foundation.

Starring: James Holmes, Tony Bluto, Nadia Kamil, Dominic Cazenove , Mark Leeson

JAMES HOLMES best known for playing the character Clive in the 2009 BBC sitcom Miranda , he most recently starred in Derby’s Guildhall production of The Dumb Waiter and has appeared in various off-West End and regional theatre productions, including Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest for the New Players Theatre and various roles in Catherine Tate’s theatre comedy show.

TONY BLUTO
  whose film credits  include Truly Madly Deeply, Nightbreed, and 102 Dalmatians. He also played Nick the accountant in the first episode of TV series  Black Books. Recently he played the Mellors-esque farmhand in the advert for Pot Noodle’s Bacon Sizzler, a cartoon version of him appearing on supermarket shelves all over the country.

NADIA KAMIL, was born of a Welsh mother and an Iraqi father in Swansea. She was raised primarily in Wales but was kidnapped by her father shortly after her mother’s death to live in the Middle East around about the time the Gulf War. After returning to the UK she studied at Cambridge and there met her double act partner John-Luke Roberts, they perform together as ‘The Behometh’ and have had 3 hugely successful shows at the Edinburgh Festival . As a solo performer Nadia  has written and starred in all episodes of both series of BBC7’s ‘Spats’ alongside numerous appearances on Radio 4.

DOMINIC CAZENOVE  studied Zoology at University before deciding on a career as an actor. His film credits include Lady Godiva, Badinage and Take Three Girls. TV credits include Londynczycy  and Magic Grandad, theatre credits include Wizard of Oz, Monsieur Proust and His Stripper and Crown Matrimonial and MARK LEESON credits include Crappy Christmas at the Bridewell and Arthur Smith’s Swan Lake at the Pleasance.
 
ROBERT FARRAR has had a successful career as a screenwriter both in America and the UK. His two filmed screenplays are The Man Who Knew Too Little, based on his novel Watch That Man, starring Bill Murray (Warner Bros, 1997). A Hollywood movie shot in London. The award-winning Bedrooms and Hallways (1998), a British film on a gay theme starring Simon Callow as a hilarious sex therapist. He wrote the novel State of Independence and two short films Sunday Morning and Donut, which he also directed.

The Joy of Politics opening with a three week run at the Warehouse Theatre

The Premiere of “The Joy of Politics” An evening of lies, damn lies and silly Whigs!

The Black Sheep are award winning double act Andrew Jones and Ciaran Murtagh, Radio 4 writers and the creative team behind The Joy of Wine, I, Lear and Entertainium. They return with their new show THE JOY OF POLITICS directed by Cal McCrystal, opening with a three week run at the Warehouse Theatre, Croydon (4-22 November 2009).
 
If you love Yes Minister, The New Statesman and The Now Show, you’ll love The Joy of Politics – an irreverent romp through the corridors of power and the cul-de-sacs of Quango.
 
From the Magna Carta to this morning’s headlines The Black Sheep deliver a manifesto of mirth in an evening of laughter. The show will be updated daily with topical jokes and satirical sketches.
 
The Black Sheep are:-
 
Andrew Jones who co-founded The Black Sheep with Ciaran in when they met at the Central School of Speech and Drama in 2002. Outside of The Black Sheep, Andrew’s recent work has included being a guide on site-specific Deep End at the Marshall Street Baths in Soho, being the back end of a horse for artist Boyd Webb’s film installation at the Estoric Gallery, and teaching drama techniques to physics teachers with Y Touring.
 
Ciaran Murtagh is an actor, writer and comedian. He has appeared in numerous TV, film and theatre roles including Da Ali G Show, Murder in Mind, Conspiracy of Silence and Trigger Happy TV.  His first book was published in September 2009.

For more information, www.warehousetheatre.co.uk