Pulling Focus Ltd
in association with Hot Tubs and Trampolines
presents the Tabard Theatre's production of
PLEASE WAIT PATIENTLY
by Natasha Collie, directed by Matt
'In this sweet tragicomedy, excellent physical theatre
and witty storytelling combine in an astonishingly
powerful production all set in a lost property office.
This is a truly wonderful show'
In the summer of 2008 a suitcase in the lost property
office of Travel Company ‘First’ was opened to reveal 30
years of love letters between a mystery couple – with
this intriguing true story as a stimulus ‘Pulling Focus’
& ‘Hot Tubs and Trampolines’ fuse music, new writing and
physical storytelling to create a quirkily comic,
classically modern love story.
Welcome to the world of the lost property office where
lost items attract lost people. But in the home of the
forgotten is out of sight ever truly out of mind? When a
suitcase is opened to reveal a lifetime of love letters
between a mystery couple heads and hearts begin to turn.
Join Hot Tubs and Trampolines in a pen
and paper love story for a twitter generation and
explore what lies behind the precious, plastic and
purposefully left. Is it better to have loved and lost
or spent a lifetime patiently waiting?
Hot Tubs and trampolines was formed by graduates of East
15 Acting School in 2008, Inspired by the likes of
Gecko, Kneehigh and Frantic Assembly our mission
statement is to make playful ensemble theatre that
affects as emotionally as it does aesthetically and
inspires an audience to see the beautiful in the
mundane.’ Please Wait Patiently’ is the follow up
production to ‘Table 23’ which played to critical
acclaim at the Edinburgh Festivals Guilded Balloon.
The Press on Table 23
“Audacious story telling. This stunning cast navigate
the tightrope between comedy and tragedy effortlessly”
(3 Weeks) ***** Pick of the week
“Inventive, promising piece of work from a young seven
strong ensemble” (The Stage)
“Quicksilver physical theatre, an ambitious and eerie
portrait of the delirium of loss” (Metro)
“I saw 27 shows in 5 days and this one really blew me
Directed by Matt Harrison who brought together the
double’ Off West End Award’ nominated Pirates of
Penzance at the Tabard (Offies 2012 Best Production &
Best Ensemble), written by National Youth, Write to
Shine and Chichester Young Playwright writer Natasha
Collie (Gold Award for Best Scripted Programming at the
BBC Radio 1 Student Radio Awards 2009 & 2010) and
featuring music from composer Jak Poore whose recent
credits include work for the BBC, Channel 4 and the
theatre production of Skellig – New Victory Theatre –
Broadway. Please Wait Patiently explores the very
essence of the relationships that connect us all. In a
world where things are easily lost sometimes you have to
be bold to keep a hold of the most precious.