A battleground with one actor, four characters, and a drunk driving accident involving a teenage mutant ninja turtle watch. Can you help an alcoholic who doesn’t want to be helped?
It’s Richard’s 4th day in hospital, involuntarily detoxing, and he’s itching for a drink. Cherie, his wife is barely keeping her head above water. Jamie, their son, who is somewhere between a boy and a man is now faced with what life would be like without a dad, and Kimberley, the ambulance paramedic at Richard’s crash has to face the past in order to be set free.
A one-woman show from New Zealand inspired by real events and experiences had by an alcoholic.
“All the ingredients that make up the cocktail of sobriety have been shaken, stirred, drunk, and spat out.”
Press & Reviews
The Reviews Hub ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"A powerful, engaging piece that encourages one to look beyond headlines. It is not only the alcoholic who has to fight with the bottle, those around them are drafted in to fight too. Buckland's portrait of these reluctant warriors is a compelling one."
London Pub Theatre Magazine ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"For anyone who has ever been touched by alcoholism thier stories hit a nerve, they speak nothing but the truth. It is very moving. There's no judgement here. Just really really great theatre."
The Spy in the Stalls ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"An intoxicating performance soused in brutal honesty"
Cast & Creative Team Director: Tadeas Moravec
Writer/Performer: Renèe Buckland
Lighting/Sound: Sasha Reece
Music Mixer: Frankie Golding