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Cruising at Chelsfield Players

A hilarious, real-life comedy about pensioners going in search of love – from the sublime to the downright saucy.

Cruising by Alecky Blythe 6-8 June 2024

Maureen is a pensioner in search of passion. After 33 blind dates, 12 cruises and one broken heart, she is still determined to find Mr Right. But when best friend Margaret beats her to the altar, Maureen has her doubts – is Margaret just on the rebound and, more importantly, will she lose her pension?

Alecky Blythe’s verbatim theatre play Cruising was first staged at the Bush Theatre in 2006, using an innovative verbatim theatre technique. The technique consists of recording interviews with real people, editing them and replicating them on stage in all their uncanny verisimilitude. The result is both disconcertingly comic and profoundly moving, as all the individual peculiarities of the characters are scrupulously reproduced.

Press Quotes
‘A heart-warming piece of theatre’ Metro
‘Gloriously idiosyncratic dialogue, which even the most skilful writer would struggle to devise’ Time Out, Critics’ Choice
‘Both shocking and uncomfortable … [Blythe] has discovered theatrical gold’ Daily Telegraph

Directed by Cynthia Hearing