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Coupling

by Steven Moffat

May 21st - 25th 2019

The Forum Studio Theatre


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Synopsis:

''Coupling' was originally a BBC television sitcom written by Steven Moffat.

 Tip Top Productions are proud to present 3 episodes of this hilarious sitcom in the first ever staged production of 'Coupling'.

The play centres around the dating, sexual adventures and mishaps of six friends in their early thirties.

Follow this close-knit group of friends comprising of exes and best friends:

Hapless nice guy Steve, strange and disturbing Jeff, womaniser Patrick, sensible Susan, neurotic Sally, and manipulative Jane, as they experience the ups and downs of playing the 21st century dating game.

 

 

Production Team:
Directed by Ashley Sollars & Josephine McHugh

Auditions:
11am. 20th January Lead roles: Steve - Playing age 25-35 An erratic womaniser with the compromise of a politically correct weasel, which helps him believe he's a decent chap. Always tries to be the voice of reason talking to his mates over a pint, but more often than not he stumbles in to more complex and ridiculous situations than any of them. Susan - Playing age 25-35 A successful career woman who takes her work life very seriously. Usually very sensible and organised, a fact often resented by her friends. She can also be very insecure and often takes this out on others. Jeff - Playing age 25-35 Best friend to Steve. Full of sexual frustration often telling ridiculous stories and fantasies about women and sex. Jeff is terrible at talking to women, often stumbling and unintentionally making up lie upon lie in an attempt to avoid looking stupid. (Welsh accent preferred but not essential) Sally - Playing age 25-35 Best friend to Susan. Sally is a successful business woman and owns her own beauty parlour. She is the most insecure and resentful of the group. Sally is obsessed with her own appearance and constantly worries about the effects aging and life in general has on her looks. Her paranoia tends to make her out as a very mean spirited woman. Patrick - Playing age 25-35 Although a competitive and successful businessman, Patrick has a one-track mind: sex. This gives him a very narrow view of women, but he is great at dating them. He speaks without thinking, often giving the impression he is rather dense. His nickname is "Tripod" for obvious reason. Jane - Playing age 25-35 Jane is a histrionic. She is incredibly self-obsessed and very possessive. She has a problem talking to men, often coming on much too strong and appearing desperate or rude to others in her pursuit of a man. Her character also seems not to be too bright, perhaps even disturbed but in reality she is very clever and manipulative. Other characters Jill - Playing age 25-35 (possibly older) Jill is Jane's therapist whom Jane constantly tries to manipulate. Well spoken, stern. The Woman - Playing age 25 - 35 A very attractive foreign woman whom Jeff tries to talk to in the bar. She doesn't speak a word of English but is very seductive nonetheless. Alice - Playing age 25-35 'The Woman's' interpreter. Protective of The Woman and standoff-ish. However, lightens up when she thinks love is on the cards.

Times & Tickets:
Evening performances at 7.30pm
Saturday matinee at 2.30pm
Tickets from £7

Booking:
Tel 01244 341296

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