New nostalgic comedy, All Change, will be performed at the College Theatre, Eastbourne, on Friday, May 8. It is in aid of St Wilfrid’s Hospice.
All Change is going to the Brighton Fringe but previews at the College, where Year 10 pupils are organising a ‘Care for a Cuppa’ tea and cake sale before the performance, helping raise funds for the hospice.
The play, thoughtful but with plenty of sensitive and poignant humour, is set in the chaos of Ivor’s room where he sits with his crossword, his train of thought broken by his fragmented and decaying memory.
Daughter Lily packs his things as he prepares for life in a ‘home’. The moment her back is turned, he unpacks. Confusion reigns as misunderstandings multiply. Ivor won’t go quietly.
Directed by Gavin Robertson, All Change stars Deborah Clair as Lily and Tim Marriott as Ivor. Tim was Deputy Manager Gavin in the BBC 1990s sitcom The Brittas Empire and is now the College’s Director of Drama.
TAll Change began life as a devised project, inspired by the work of St Wilfrid’s Hospice, workshopped with drama students at Eastbourne College. A collection will be made after every performance, in Eastbourne and Brighton, and further donations towards the work of the end-of-life care hospice can be made at www.justgiving.com/tim-marriott2