Take A Chance On Me
written by Roger Hall
directed by Julian Harrison
20 to 29 March 2014 at 8pm
Matinees Sunday 23 and Saturday 29 March at 2pm
No show Monday 24 March
“None of them ever thought it would come to this. That they would pay money to go to a dinner, solely for the chance to meet someone. They’ve all brought with them the baggage of failure, pain, hurt, rejection. Tonight-in their eyes----humiliation.”
And that is how the play begins - the waiter addressing the audience directly and introducing the table of six. Three women and three men who are, at that very moment, coming to grips with the realisation that their lives have been reduced to paying to attend singles dinners in the hope of meeting someone as pathetic and desperate as themselves. Each has recently lost their spouse, either to death or to infidelity or simply boredom and this turn in the worm of their once happily married lives has left them divorced of all self-belief and facing the indignities of a dating game whose rules have completely changed since they were young.