Director: Ben Pettitt-Wade
Cast: Mr & Mrs Clark, Daniel Mannings
Join us in The Waiting Room, the setting for our newest comic Pod about the hours we whittle away while we wait, and the games we play to whittle away those hours. Seated around three sides of the room, audience and cast alike become embroiled in the tiny things you notice and the strange things you do when you’re...still waiting. But where are we? And what are we waiting for?
Playing with the concept of social etiquette, The Waiting Room explores a perfectly British dilemma of how we behave when we are thrown together with a group of strangers in an enclosed space, like a doctor’s surgery, a café or - in the case of The Waiting Room – somewhere much odder.
The Waiting Room is the result of a collaboration between Hijinx Theatre and Welsh performance duo Mr and Mrs Clark, who are joined in this one-act comic romp by actor Daniel Mannings, a Hijinx Academy student who has Asperger Syndrome. It is a non-verbal, highly interactive show, making it ideal for international audiences in both traditional and unusual theatre spaces.
This is an unpredictable, hilarious, touching and sometimes downright bemusing performance in which you, the audience, wait, whilst an audience watches you waiting.
Bookers, for full show information download the show dossier here, and watch the trailer below:
Below is a video of excerpts from The Waiting Room from Unity Festival 2013:
For more information contact Jacqui Onions.