by Tim Firth
"A thoughtful and pacey production by Playing Up – and a triumph for the crew led by Darian Nelson in a show that starts slowly but builds to a stunning and unexpected finale."
Bath Voice Review 2023
About the play
Somehow, while participating in a company team building weekend, Sheila has unwittingly stranded her team of middle managers on an island in the middle of Derwent Water in the Lake District. They are not amused! No food, soaking wet, mobile battery dead and some very odd noises in the undergrowth. Is someone stalking them? Are there murderous pike in the lake? Why won’t Julie’s husband return her call? And why does the rescue boat have a disco on it? From the writer who brought us Calendar Girls and Kinky Boots comes a comedy about fog, friendships, survival and one cold sausage.
Playing Up staged Sheila's Island at The Rondo Theatre, Bath, November 2023
Photographs by Lisa Hounsome (@lisahphotography)