“I went for a last chance to get taken up by aliens. But there was still no spaceships, so I guess it’s not meant to happen”.
“Linda is the fantasizing fugitive, into spacemen and UFOs, who regards her home as “the source of all evil in the universe”; Jackie is the stranded wedding party waiting in a pub for her unlovely groom to get the confetti. The two women swap stories, get smashed….. before going their radically separate ways….
Where, we shall soon be asking, have all the male dramatists gone?”
Michael Billington, THE GUARDIAN
Set in a run-down pub in Yorkshire during the slump of the early 90s, the play describes a generation of young people facing dwindling opportunities and desperate choices, and two young women who come out fighting.
First produced in 1992 to enthusiastic reviews and sell-out performances, CONFETTI won the 1993 George Devine Award and Time Out Award for “Best New Play”.
In 2012 it will be 20 years since the original production. Directed by Helen Sheals who played Linda in 1992; Nicola Sanderson, who played the original Jackie, will take on the role of Margery.
“…Impossible to single out each and every woman and man in this extraordinary company, for they all manage to bring to their work the kind of resonance that stays in the memory for a very long time. Moment-to-moment… some of the best acting to be seen anywhere right now. ‘Confetti’ showers us with the exhilarating experience of encountering a new voice in the theatre. Go see this one”.