The Lying Kind
By Anthony Neilson
Directed by Ian Black
Lancing Rep HQ, Wembley Gardens, Lancing
Production Dates – 25 to 27 October 2018
Performances will be at the Lancing Parish Hall
Two dysfunctional policemen, Constables Blunt and Gobbel, are sent to break some bad news to an elderly couple at home on Christmas Eve. Their actions are delayed by indecision and the interruption of a vigilante group led by the larger-than-life character of Gronya. When they get to achieve their task, it seems the news has beaten them. What follows is a series of misunderstandings, uncertainty and confusion that build into this excellent modern-day black farce.
Blunt (20s to 40s) Dysfunctional policeman.
Gobbel (20s to 40s) Dysfunctional policeman.
Shandy (20s to 50s) Local Vicar.
Garson (50 +) Wife of Balthasar, becoming senile.
Balthasar (50+) Husband of Garson, caring and wise.
Gronya (late 30s to 50s) Local vigilante, aggressive and does not really believe anyone.
Carol (20 to 30) Naive daughter of Gronya.
(age ranges are only intended to be a guide)
It is planned to start rehearsals in July. Rehearsals are normally Tuesday and Friday evenings in Lancing. This can be modified by mutual agreement of the cast and director.