First of two plays by Doug Lucie which satirise our obsession with weddings and happy-ever-afters.
Betrothed couple Emma and Richard have done their best to keep their respective families apart, but as their wedding day approaches it is time for the in-laws-to-be to finally meet.
Directed by Heather Larmour.
As Emma and Richard's wedding day approaches it's time for their families to finally meet.
Welcome to the wedding of Emma and Richard.
This is their wedding day from the viewpoints of their respective families.
The dress - the food - the speeches - the music.
Who wore what, who said what, what cost what; the secrets, the lies, the smiles and the tears.
From the pen of acclaimed dramatist Doug Lucie, this is one wedding you won't want to miss!
Emma and Richard have done their best to keep their respective families apart, but as their wedding day approaches it is time for the in-laws-to-be to finally meet.
But how will Emma's atheist father Max and 'slightly too fond of the grape' mother Ellie (divorced, not exactly amicably!) get along with Richard's bullish and opinionated father Barry and rather put upon mother Jenny?
With Emma's grandfather Chas and Richard's grandmother Ruby both along for the ride, the stage is set for a fiery clash of personalities - and that's before we even get to the reception!
Two afternoon plays track the events of one couple's big day creating a stunning social satire on our modern-day obsession with weddings.
What will the day hold for our happy couple? And, once the band strikes up and the wine is flowing will bubbling tensions and family frictions erupt and ruin this happiest of days?
'Hitched' takes us behind the scenes as one couple promise to love each other 'for better or worse'.
But which will it be?
Ruby Sylvia Syms
Ellie Frances Barber Jenny Cheryl Campbell
Frankie Michael Colgan
Roy Nicky Henson
Bill Michael Shelford
Doug Lucie has written for TV, theatre and radio.
His TV credits include 'Eastenders' and 'Headhunters' while his numerous stage plays include 'Progress', 'Grace', 'The Shallow End', 'The Green Man' 'Presence' and 'Pass it On'.
For radio his has dramatised 'Shut Eye' and 'Gypsy' and has written 'The Green Man', 'Hold Back the Night', 'Blind', 'Small Earthquake' and most recently 'Development' and 'Sunny Afternoon'.