ALAN – Alan is a frustrated, tired and grumpy children’s entertainer and low-rent actor. Glass half-empty, he’s a pessimist who is the cause of most of his own unhappiness. He’s on edge, dislikes mostly everybody and blames the world and the people around him for all of his woes.
JUSTIN – Justin is one of life’s optimists – annoyingly so. He always sees the good in people and the situation and always trues to cover moments of hurt with a smile. Deeply religious and thinks that God will show him the way, no matter what.
VIRGIL – Virgil lives in his own little world. As the ‘manager’ of the campsite and someone who had probably never lived anywhere else, his views on the world are limited and slightly warped. He’s odd….slightly creepy… but underneath all that is a confused heart of gold. he struggles to understand why people don’t see the world in his own unique way.
SIRGIL – Sigil is Virgil’s identical twin, albeit he looks and sounds nothing like him and is at least 15 years younger. He’s a bit creepy, as off the wall as Virgil (if not worse) and has a serial-killer vibe about him. Frankly, he’s disgusting. He makes Virgil look like a beacon of humanity. He seems to work at the campsite, but doing what….nobody really cares – as long as he keeps his distance.
***** “Perfectly pitched… Overall this is a well-acted and scripted comedy that runs smoothly has some laugh out loud lines and slapstick moments, mixed amongst some more serious and thought-provoking moments. A good piece of off west end theatre that I could easily see playing in an intimate west-end venue. Excellent.”
NUMB BUM PRESS
***** “Past Tents’ is a play that deserves to tour nationwide, it is accessible but leaves you with something to discuss over a drink. It is easy to see why Keogh and Jones are award winning writers and their work demands a wider audience. An absolutely stunning piece of theatre.”
Daniel White, VENT SPLEEN UK
***** “”From someone who has spent many hours in theatres wishing I was an Isis hostage instead I have to admit that this was a piece of work you should be really proud of. Very funny and emotionally challenging, congratulations to everyone involved”
David Edgar, Producer, STAR TV
What the audiences think:
***** “Fantastic… It grips you till the clever twist at the end. Thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend seeing the play.”
***** “Such a funny and well acted play! can’t wait for the next one in the series”
***** “Very funny and witty, with hidden depths. Lovely work all round. Congratulations to all”
***** “A Funny and allegorical play about loss” Audience Club – Sam MacDonald
***** “A very funny and hilarious play that brings two men forced to spend the night with each other on a run down campsite. Good performances from the cast of three!!!”
***** “A most interesting production and highly amusing in parts – with some good twists – The three actors put their hearts and souls into the play with gusto.”
Audience Club – Margot Libbey-Kibbey
Preview available here