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Barbara and Jeffrey, a one act comedy about a reserved middle class couple who employ deceit, humour and role play in an attempt to keep
their marriage strong over the course of a particularly stressful evening, is one of the highlights of this year’s upcoming Bath Fringe
Festival. The play, which will be staged over two nights at the Natural Theatre Space in Widcombe, is written by local actress, writer and
stand-up comic Naomi Carter.

Naomi was a runner up in the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe So You Think You Write Funny? competition, held at the prestigious Gilded Balloon. A
stalwart of the Sitcom Trials Bristol team,– a competition she has won three times, Naomi is also a regular guest on Laura Rawling’s BBC
Radio Bristol afternoon show, and in addition to her burgeoning stand-up career which she is taking to Edinburgh Fringe, Naomi is also one
half of the new double act Carter & Ollerton, who are also preparing to take their first show,– a potent blend of mutual musings, surreal
sketches and extraordinary stories,– to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

Barbara and Jeffrey, which ran for a week of sell-out shows at Bristol’s Wardrobe Theatre earlier this year, is an astutely drawn and
painfully accurate character study of middle class attitudes; the plot details a series of events that quickly descends into farce over
the course of a momentous evening. The play is co-produced by Nick Steel, director of the Bath Comedy Festival, who was so impressed when
he saw it in Bristol that he insisted it needed to be staged at the Natural Theatre Space as part of the Bath Fringe.

Barbara and Jeffrey by Naomi Carter is on at the Natural Theatre Space on Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd June 2014.

Doors open 7pm for an 8pm performance.

Tickets are £6.50 / £5 concessions, and can be ordered from Brown Paper Tickets (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/) or Bath
Box office (http://www.bathboxoffice.org.uk/

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