Gorleston Theatre Company bring the adult comedy Stiff to the stage at the Pavilion Theatre, Gorleston 11th -13th April and it promises to be a very funny, out-and-out farce!
Stiff tells the story of Angel Delight, the illegitimate daughter of a funeral parlour director, who inherits the business when her father dies. Before she can sell the business and the land (which is much more valuable) she must continue to run the business as a funeral parlour for a further five years. Unfortunately, she knows nothing about the funeral business – but a lot about prostitution!
Angel and her team of ‘girls’ (including an obsessive compulsive transvestite named Delilah) run an undercover massage parlour in the funeral home, keeping up appearances despite the prying of disgruntled former employee, Mr Robert Swipe, who felt he should have inherited the business.
Director David Clark says: “Rehearsals are in full swing and the cast are enjoying every minute of it. Corpsing (excuse the pun) is rife as they get to grips with an extremely funny, if a little risqué, script about a group of ‘street girls’ who turn a funeral parlour into a massage parlour and then decide to go through with the full funeral ‘thing’, when a client suddenly dies on them. There is bound to be continued laughter over the next couple of weeks as the cast get down to business with sorting out exactly what sexy attire the girls, include a transvestite, will wear. Not your everyday apparel, that’s for sure.”
Suspenders, death by misadventure and unorthodox embalming techniques feature in this hilarious, quickfire comedy. Rude not crude, cheeky not vulgar – it’s a modern farce with lots of great characters.
Stiff will be running from 11th to 13th April at the Pavilion Theatre, Gorleston.