Nearly There Yet: The Party!

Tour Ready

A man excitedly waits for the guests to arrive at his party. The cake is made, the presents have arrived, and the music is playing – all he needs are his friends to make this the best birthday ever. Enter some unexpected guests: a French cyclist, a man dressed as a giant chicken and a mysterious stranger who has apparently never had a birthday. What ensues is an endlessly entertaining topsy-turvy show that humorously explores difficult topics such as sharing, social exclusion, and not always getting what you want.

A fantastically engaging show for young people to enjoy with the whole family … and there’s even pass the parcel.

The Party was created and produced with support from Jacksons Lane and Redbridge Drama Centre.
The Party was directed by Mary Swan, artistic director of Proteus.

So far show has had week long runs at Watermans Arts Centre, Jacksons Lane and Polka Theatre. It has toured nationally and is highly adaptable in terms of staging. It has been performed on The Royal Festival Hall main stage as well as in the very small dimensions of Chelsea Theatre and Redbridge Drama Centre.

Set / rigging & technical details

Very simple and adaptable set up, self-contained.

Min width
Min depth
Min height
Full tech spec
Lighting plan
Get-in / get-out
5 hours / 1 hour
Requires tech support for get-in
Performers / crew on tour