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Friday 29 August 2014

'Chancers' will have them rolling in the aisles

Harry Phipps

Published 12/07/2014 | 12:00

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Steven Nolan and Antoinette Hilliard who star in ‘Chancers’ by Robert Massey at the Cork Arts Theatre from Wednesday, July 9. Set in a small supermarket, the play is a fast and furious comedy about the lengths we will go to when our backs are against the wall.

THE latest 'machination' from the Cork Repertory Company is 'Chancers', which looks set to have audiences laughing the whole night through.

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'Chancers' follows the story of Aiden, a down-on-his-luck 30-something who has had to rent out his home to a group of anti-socials due to money problems while moving his own family into their convenience store.

Things go from bad to worse when Aiden's wife, Dee, goes for a job interview which quickly goes rotten, to say the least.

Feeling trapped and with nowhere to go, like a bolt from the blue hope for potential help arrives when Gertie Graham, the local battle-axe, appears with a winning lottery ticket - just the ticket they need to get back on their feet.

Resolved in their new mission to save their way of life, the pair concoct a plan in the hopes of somehow getting their hands on that ticket by any means necessary.

Delivering a fast and furious comedy, 'Chancers' has been described by the Daily Telegraph as a play that 'has its finger on the jittery pulse of the cash strapped age' and the Evening Herald as 'a rollocking ride of gags and a blaze of action and bellylaugh'.

Starring Antoinette Hillard, Steve Nolan, Jennifer Lipinski and John Horgan, the memorable and uproarious 'Chancers' runs at the Cork Arts Theatre from tonight, July 10 to Saturday, July 19 (excluding Sunday) at 8pm.

Tickets for the opening week are €10, €15 for the second week with €12 for concessions with a group rate of €10 per ticket for groups of eight or more during the second week.

Bookings at 021 4505624 or online at info@corkartstheatere.com.

Corkman

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