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FOLLOWING the enormous success of Dirty Dusting at Theatre Royal Newcastle, North East comedy writing duo Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood present another outrageous comedy, Waiting For Gateaux, from Monday, September 24 to Wednesday, 26.

Newcastle’s Theatre Royal has the perfect antidote to those post-summer blues. JENNIFER BRADBURY has the details.

FOLLOWING the enormous success of Dirty Dusting at Theatre Royal Newcastle, North East comedy writing duo Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood present another outrageous comedy, Waiting For Gateaux, from Monday, September 24 to Wednesday, 26.

The play focuses upon Mo-tivators, probably the worst fitness club in the country. Run by ‘big-boned’ Maureen from a small hall in the middle of nowhere, it only attracts clientele who have nothing better to do.

Jackie comes to get away from her philandering husband and she’s started to bring along her young sister Whitney to keep her out of trouble (she didn’t really mean to steal that car). Donald comes because he secretly loves Maureen (he’s lost 12 stone so far). If he doesn’t ask her out soon there’ll be nothing left of him!

Things seem to be on the up when Sophie, a researcher for a reality TV programme, comes to check out the club but the arrival of a snowstorm brings with it revelations which will change their lives forever...

Trevor Wood, co-writer of Dirty Dusting and Waiting For Gateaux said: “We are delighted to be at the Theatre Royal again with another of our outrageous comedies.

“We know the people of the North East are always up for a good laugh and Waiting For Gateaux will be a great antidote for the post-summer blues.”

Waiting For Gateaux was an enormous success when it premiered at The Customs House in South Shields, selling out all five performances at the 400-seat venue.

The show returned for another sell-out run four months later due to phenomenal public demand.

International acclaim for Waiting For Gateaux soon followed and the play toured New Zealand’s South Island last year where it was a smash hit, proving, like Dirty Dusting, which sold 35,000 tickets in Ireland last year, that Ed and Trevor’s humour has no problem travelling to other countries.

Waiting For Gateaux is at the Theatre Royal from Monday, September 24 to Wednesday, September 26. Tickets are priced between £7.50 and £19 and can be bought from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 0870 905 5060 or online at www.theatreroyal.co.uk

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