The Abbey Theatre’s latest production is a dark comedy about an ill-fated team-building exercise which all goes a bit ‘Lord of The Flies’.
When four out of condition, middle-aged businessmen set off for a team building exercise in the Lake District they succeed in being the first people ever to get shipwrecked on an island on Derwent Water, creating the backdrop for ‘Neville’s Island’.
Bound in by fog, menaced by the wildlife and cut off from the world, this perfunctory exercise turns into a carnival of recrimination, French cricket and sausages!
What should have been a bonding process for Gordon, Angus, Roy and Neville turns into a muddy fight for survival.
Written by Tim Firth, the same author that brought us ‘Calendar Girls’, ‘Neville’s Island’ is a funny, sometimes poignant play that gives the characters the opportunity to look at their own lives.
Produced and directed by Brenda Reid, ‘Neville’s Island’ opens tonight (Friday) at the Abbey Theatre, Abbot Street, Arbroath, and runs until Saturday, May 30 (excluding Sunday).
Curtains go up at 7.30 pm sharp.
Tickets are £7 available now from VisitScotland on 01241 872609.