“Sparky dialogue, cracking gags and a quartet of attractive performances”
***** PLANET LONDON
**** WHATS ON STAGE
**** SO SO GAY
**** WEST END FRAME
“Fast paced, snappy and chock full of laughs…definitely a production to see!” SoSoGay
A new comedy by Ben Ockrent
Directed by Tamara Harvey
Cast: Nicholas Burns, Angela Griffin, Tamzin Outhwaite and Jemima Rooper
The path to parenthood isn’t always straight
Andrea and her wife Caroline have it all: great jobs, a loving relationship and a new home. There’s just one thing missing: a baby.
Amidst the drink-sodden traditions of a family Christmas, they have an idea: if nature can’t give them a child that shares both their genes, perhaps Andrea’s under-achieving brother Jimmy can? When he and his girlfriend Sharon agree, the four are forced closer than any family expects to be. Will this be the perfect solution? Or a recipe for disaster?
This hilarious new comedy offers a fresh take on family, tradition and procreation, questioning not only why we have children, but how.
Ben Ockrent’s credits include Olivier-nominated Honey for The Great Game: Afghanistan (Tricycle Theatre & US tour), Dust starring Alan Rickman (BAFTA long-list) and The Secrets (Working Title/BBC1).
Tamara Harvey’s credits include From Here To Eternity (Shaftesbury Theatre), In The Vale of Health (Hampstead Theatre) and The Kitchen Sink (Bush Theatre).
In association with Tom O’Connell for QNQ Ltd.
Box Office: www.stjamestheatre.co.uk/events/breeders
VGP are thrilled that Breeders and the One Stage Season is provoking so much discussion around the rise of a new generation of producers – click here for Mark Shenton’s latest opinion piece for The Stage and here for Lyn Gardner’s interview with Vicky and the other One Stage producers.