A lurid, yet blistering funny, Devon tale of sex, drugs and perfectly searedscallops is set to both enthrall and entice audiences when it tours the Westcountry this spring.
The Incomers, a hideously entertaining black farce in which four friends are slowly stripped of all their pretensions and secrets, was written by 6 Music resident poet, and regular BBC Radio 2, contributor Murray Lachlan Young.
Groundbreaking by its use of Murray’s characteristic verse, The Incomers will have you gasping in shock and roaring with laughter in equal measures.
The Incomers features a strong cast fronted by Rory Wilton, best known as Chippy Miller in the popular television series Doc Martin.
Rory said: “Caught in the teeth of this outrageously dark comic farce, four head strong characters are slowly stripped of their outer layers of pretence and pretension as their deepest secrets are both painfully and pleasurably revealed. Slowly these equally likeable, and delightfully dislikeable characters, are gloriously savaged over the downward spiral of an evening that will leave them all with a bitter after taste and no option but to take a good hard look at everything they have come to stand for.
“Throughout the various indulgent courses of the night’s excesses the secrets and lies that have framed and fuelled our four friend’s farcical existence are deconstructed, dissected and devoured in a hilariously wicked fashion.
“Dancing, stripping, sea bass and Chateaux le fete, all play their saucy parts in the arrival at the table of that most unwelcome of guests: total brutal honesty.”
The Incomers has been well and truly ‘made in Devon’. It was born in exploratory workshops at Beaford Arts, Winkleigh, and was further developed during a residency at The Space, Dartington Hall Trust. The show is being rehearsed in Exeter – under the guiding hand of Devon-based director Paul Jepson.
The Incomers plays the Exeter Bike Shed to April 27 and then tours nationally including a run at The Pleasance, Islington May 13-20.