By Ben Elton
16 November – 10 December 2011
“An experience no theatre goer should miss, and a new milestone for New Theatre” – The Primate Perspective
“A brilliant ensemble … thanks to perfectly stylised characterisations Gasping remains perky and brisk throughout” – Stage Whispers
“Director Helen Tonkin elicits engaging performances from her entire cast.” – Theatre Red
“It was good to be in a room where people really seemed to be enjoying themselves. There’s a lot to like about this show” – SX News
ABOUT THE SHOW
Lockheart Industries is always on the lookout for the next big thing to make some serious money. Never one to duck a challenge, ambitious whizz-kid executive Philip comes up with a brilliant idea – designer air.
The ‘Suck and Blow’ machine becomes a marketing sensation and profits soar. But when people start hoarding air for a rainy day and oxygen supplies run low, corporate greed takes hold. The Third World is plundered, the planet starts gasping and only the biggest suckers will survive.
From Ben Elton, the writer of Blackadder, comes this poisonously funny morality play – a sharp-witted satire on big business, media beat-ups and advertising spin.
Gasping is so funny it will take your breath away! (yep, we went there!)
“Ben Elton pursues a hilarious idea to its demented logical conclusion” – Independent, UK
Director Helen Tonkin | Set Designer Barry French | Lighting Designer Blake Garner | Sound Designer Rhys D Webb | Production Manager Martin Kelly
Cast Richard Cox, Alan Faulkner, Julia Kennedy-Scott, Natalie Rees, Samantha Roylance and Oliver Wenn
Wed – Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 5pm
Saturday 2pm matinees on 3rd & 10th December
Approx 2 hours and 15 minutes including interval
By arrangement with Dominie Drama