They’ve Just Nipped Out For Fags
“They’ve just Nipped Out for Fags”
When best friends Jackie Akabusi and Pat Pickles said they were just nipping out for some fags, their husbands didn’t think they’d be long, that was a month ago! Rather than popping down to the shops, the two good time girls jumped on a plane to America for the jolly of a lifetime! Pat is going to marry Bubba, a prisoner on death row, who she has fallen in love with on the internet and Jackie is going to be her maid of honour, and to add to the excitement, the blushing bride’s adventure is being filmed by Channel 5! However, back in Stockport rather than trying to become ‘Father of the Year’, Pat’s husband Bobby enlists the help of next door neighbour Bernie, a faded drag queen to look after the kids, while he and Jackie’s hubby Sylvester follow City around Europe. But things never run smoothly in the Pickles household and when a family tragedy threatens to destroy them it’s left to Bobby to become the man no one thought he was.
‘They’ve just Nipped out for Fags’ is a re-working of MaD Theatre Companies hilarious ‘She’s just Nipped out for Fags’, which played to sell-out audiences at Manchester’s Library Theatre in 2007. The play will have the audience laughing and crying in equal measure, and is a celebration of ‘dysfunctional functional families’ everywhere.
The Met, Bury
December 10th and 11th 7 30pm
Call 0161 761 2216