A NEW PLAY BY AWARD-WINNING SCOTTISH WRITER K R MCALLISTER
Joe is in crisis, his life a swirling scribble of obligations he feels he’s failing to fulfil. For five minutes a day he finds a little peace alone on The Bench. Sandy is mourning the loss of his Maggie. The Bench is his memorial to her memory.
As both attempt to dictate the purpose of The Bench, so begins an epic conflict. A conflict that will change them both.
A comedy about safe spaces and the people that fill them… Waiting for Godot meets Still Game. ‘The Bench’ reunites the long-standing comedy partnership of Paul Sneddon (Vladimir McTavish) and Keir McAllister, from a script by McAllister and directed by award-winning comedian, Jojo Sutherland.
“Engages right up until the last… extremely funny… a cleverly revealed tale”
The Stage ★★★★
“A brilliant job of subverting expectations… a series of funny twists”
The Scotsman ★★★★
“As always with McAllister’s plays, [The Bench is] well-written, with intrigue and laughs”
One 4 Review ★★★★
“The Bench is an entertaining two-hander that benefits not only from its skillful writing, but also rom the comedic and dramatic capabilities of its performers”
The Wee Review ★★★★“
Scottish Arts Award Nominee
SCOTTISH TOUR DATES 2019:
20th March – WEBSTER’S, Glasgow International Comedy Festival
7th April – GILDED BALLOON BASEMENT, Edinburgh
29th April – EDEN COURT, Inverness
10th May – LICHFIELD GARRICK, Lichfield
24th May – WEBSTER THEATRE, Arbroath
25th May – PEEBLES BURGH HALL, Peebles
30th May – FTH THEATRE, Falkirk (tickets on sale soon!)
21st June – HEART OF HAWICK, Hawick
22nd June – BEACON ARTS CENTRE, Greenock (tickets on sale soon!)
+ NEW DATES BEING ADDED ALL THE TIME!