Sheila’s Island is a sparkling, sharp-witted new comedy from writer Tim Firth (Calendar Girls, Kinky Boots, The Band); starring Sara Crowe (Four Weddings and a Funeral) as Fay and Judy Flynn (The Brittas Empire, Dinnerladies) as Sheila.
The Office meets Lord of the Flies meets Miranda.
Bonfire night 2019 and Sheila, Denise, Julie, and Fay are Team C in Pennine Mineral Water Ltd.’s annual outward bound team-building weekend. Somehow, Marketing Manager Sheila has been nominated team leader, and, using her cryptic crossword solving skills, has unwittingly stranded her team on an island in the Lake District.
As the mobile batteries die, and cold and hunger, take over, our intrepid heroines find themselves called on to manufacture escape routes using cable ties and spatulas, and create a rescue flag with plastic plates and a toasting fork.
Questions are asked; truths are told; dirty washing is aired. Can Sheila keep tempers from fraying, nails from breaking and get her band of top level executives safely back to shore?
Is it possible to build an adequate night shelter with a prom dress and a sleeveless jumper? Is there an ‘I’ in Team? And do endless verses of Kumbaya really keep up spirits?
What is Julie’s husband really up to in Aldi? What is it that should be never be mentioned to Fay? And why are they on this bloody team building exercise when they could be at a spa?
‘It appears Fay is in some state of undress…she’s sitting in a tree, she’s got an eighteen inch knife and she’s singing the first line from Oklahoma!’
Please note: This production is suitable for ages 13+
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Our review on Sheila's Island
Sheila's Island - The Lowry, Salford - Tuesday 29th March 2022 by Julie Wilson
Went to see a performance of Sheila’s Island by Tim Firth at the intimate and busy Quays Theatre in the Lowry last night. Liz Cooke set design did a great job of bring the misery, wet and cold of the ‘outdoors – indoors. A minimalist set and backdrop worked well in creating a real sense of the isolation of the girls stranded on the island – great job!
The characterization, although partly expected, worked well as a group. Sheila, played by Judy Flynn, accomplished as the dependable, unflappable, logically thinking member of the group trying to hold them together amidst increasing anxiety and disaster. Fay, expertly played by Sara Crowe, the distant, fragile team member burdened by past troubles, always lurking just beneath the surface of the group’s conversation. Most of the giggles and unrestrained laughter at times from the audience was saved for Julie, played by Rina Fatania, who was the stand-out performer in her role as the batty, confused and hilariously ‘belt and braces’ prepared back-packer. The ‘Aladdins-Cave’ rucksack that repeatedly produced camping equipment but forgot the ‘essentials’ and her ‘back-to-front’ retelling of the ‘duck-bill’ joke were memorable.
All the one-liners were saved for Denise, played by Abigail Thaw, and whilst delivered flawlessly with impeccable timing, maybe there were just too many of them in too many lines.
Overall, an enjoyable night out with a lot of giggles and an ever-changing storyline which kept you engaged with the characters and kept you in anticipation of the next disaster to befall them on the island.
The stiletto-holed, soggy, floating Pepperoni slice has put me off Pizza for life!
WE SCORE SHEILA'S ISLAND - 8/10
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