Following critical success at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Bristol theatre company Groundswell are bringing their new production to the Alma Tavern Theatre.
Billed as a “divine comedy”, Colin’s Head by Phil Booth charts the progress of Helen, as she escapes the drudgery of office life for an adventure in self-discovery.
A strong cast is led by stage and screen actress Philippa Howard, recently seen playing opposite Helen McCrory in Flying Blind. Acclaimed for his performance in Groundswell’s previous production, Three For Two, Winston J. Pyke here returns as Dennis, the enigmatic maintenance man. Completing the cast, Alan Wales is also making his second Groundswell appearance.
Writer-director Booth said, “Helen faces a dilemma familiar to us all at one time or another. We see that things need to change if we’re to live life to the full, but are we prepared to pay the price?”
Hilarious, poignant, and constantly surprising, Colin’s Head runs at the Alma Tavern from 21 – 25 March 2017. At the Rondo Theatre on 30th and 31st March 2017.
Praise for Groundswell’s previous production, Three For Two:
“a real gem of pure theatre and beautiful acting” – Broadway Baby *****
“engaging, enticing, meticulously observed” – Remote Goat *****
“a gorgeous piece of theatre” – Liverpool Sound and Vision [four and a half stars]