Pinewood Theatre

26th - 27th July & 2nd - 3rd August at 7.45pm

Double Acts is a series of one-off comedies, written by the genius behind the smash-hit radio sitcom Cabin Pressure, John Finnemore. Of the original 12, we will be performing eight of these episodes over two nights, 26th and 27th July, repeating the following weekend.

Each is a self-contained comedy, brimming with humour and charm, performed by two actors. With memorable characters, witty dialogue and beautifully crafted plots, these heartwarming plays are an utter joy.

A Flock of Tigers - It's 1934 - Edmund and Dolorosa are sharing a train carriage - and embarking on an unexpected adventure.

Wysinnwyg - In the Sales Support Department of Willard & Son, new girl Kerry meets Adele.

Red-Handed - Arriving home early, Joel is surprised by an unexpected visitor named Henry.

English for Pony-Lovers - In a German guest house, Elke is waiting to receive an English lesson from Lorna.

Hot Desk - A receptionist and a security guard meet every day at 7am and 7pm to hand over a desk.

The Queen's Speech - Victoria is very much hoping to see a conjuror, or at the very least a parrot - but instead meets Mabel.

Mercy Dash - Malcolm needs some help. Sue has a spot of time on her hands. Winchester beckons.

Penguin Diplomacy - when a chance meeting between Sondergaard and Bunning could very well lead to a new Cold War.

  • First Preview
    17 June 2019 at 19:30 (Pinewood)
  • Second Preview
    23 June 2019 at 18:00 (Pinewood)
  • Performance
    26 July 2019 at 19:45 (Pinewood)
  • Performance
    27 July 2019 at 19:45 (Pinewood)
  • Performance
    2 August 2019 at 19:45 (Pinewood)
  • Performance
    3 August 2019 at 19:45 (Pinewood)
  • 1. Flock of Tigers
  •     Dolorosa
    Emma Carver
  •     Edmund
    Chris Hillebrandt
  • 2. Red Handed
  •     Joel
    Tom Neill
  •     Henry
    Ian Crump
  •     Adele
    Lisa Bennett
  •     Kerry
    Nicki Maine
  • 4. Hot Desk
  •     Barnaby
    Mark Read
  •     Griselda
    Megan West
  • 5. The Queen's Speech
  •     Queen Victoria
    Gerri Farrell
  •     Mabel
    Chloe Sheppard
  • 6. English for Pony-Lovers
  •     Lorna
    Francesca Hems
  •     Elke
    Sarah Seabrook
  • 7. Mercy Dash
  •     Sue
    Margery Jackson
  •     Malcolm
    Keith Sullivan
  • 8. Penguin Diplomacy
  •     Bunning
    James Lole
  •     Søndergaard
    Ashleigh Wells

by John Finnemore

Show rights kindly given by United Agents


  • Director: Ashleigh Wells
  • Technical Director: Duncan Bruce


Tickets are £11

£16 for 2 Nights (must be at least 1 Friday and 1 Saturday to qualify)

  0845 840 5143

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