by Aimee Walker-Reid
directed by George Rowlands
produced by Kefi Theatre
It’s the most important week of their lives.
On Saturday Matt is meant to be marrying Lois, the love of his life. Bad timing. Right now, he struggles to leave the flat alone. But as the couple try to prepare for the happiest day of their lives, with each step towards order, fate has other plans. The week starts with a funeral instead.
After a punch up at the wake, it’s up to Lois to keep the week from spiralling out of control. And as Matt’s anxiety increases, very soon it’s not just the ‘big day’ at stake but the relationship itself.
Kefi Theatre present the premiere of Kindred, a play by Aimee Walker-Reid, which confronts the hilarious and harsh realities of love, and asks the question: how long can a lover be a carer before something snaps?
“I feel like I’ve lived a whole life in the space of this week.”
Kindred is directed by George Rowlands (Stephen Daldry’s An Inspector Calls, UK/Ireland) with additional and musical direction from Morgan Burgess (Dirty Dancing, the Dominion Theatre). Cast includes Aimee Walker-Reid (Parliament Square, the Unicorn Theatre) and Finlay Vane Last (How to Have Sex, MUBI).
Press for previous productions
‘What a fab fun show! A fabulous performance from the cast and a great script make for a brilliant evening!’ Theatre Reviews on Jo And Sam Find Themselves In Woking
‘The charm, warmth and chemistry between the actors themselves under the expert direction of Katherine Reilly makes the whole thing an utterly beguiling delight.’ The Peg on Jo And Sam Find Themselves In Woking
‘An altogether admirable hour of theatre, both inspirational and engaging.’ London Pub Theatres on Empty in Angel
‘Informative, entertaining and awesome… A must see! Thrifty Theatre on Empty in Angel
‘This quirky new show is a joy to watch. The actors’ presence and chemistry is delightful and the ending really puts a smile on your face.’ Theatre and Other Things on Jo And Sam Find Themselves In Woking
‘An array of characters all nimbly and brilliantly played… The script is clever and fast-paced with flashes of razor-sharp comedy.’ Camden New Journal on Empty in Angel
Dates and Tickets
Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 January 2024 at 7.30 pm
No performances: Sundays and Mondays
Tickets: £17, £15 conc; suitable for 15+.
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There is no charge for online bookings.
Phone: 0333 666 3366
Telephone reservations have a £1.80 booking fee.
Our concessionary price tickets are for: full-time students, over 65s, registered unwaged, under 18s and Equity Members. Please bring proof of status.
Running time: Sixty minutes, with no interval
Content advice: please note this production contains adult themes, with references to mental health and bereavement, use of some strong language and flashing lights.
Written by Aimee Walker-Reid
Directed by George Rowlands
Assistant Director: Morgan Burgess
Set Design: Aimee Walker-Reid & Jayden Lewis
Lighting Design: Jayden Lewis
Musical Director / Composer: Morgan Burgess
Movement Director: Aimee Walker-Reid
Produced by Kefi Theatre
Lois : Aimee Walker-Reid
Matt : Finlay Vane Last
The box office on-site opens at 7.15 pm for the checking-in of pre-booked tickets, to seat you early and to minimise queues. Please arrive in good time to be seated for the 7.30 pm start.
LATECOMERS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED
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