The Tailor-Made Man, the powerful true story about the Hollywood studio system and its hypocrisy and the star who gave up everything for the man he loved, is get a 25th anniversary production in London.
Having been fired after his last disastrous Sunday matinee, he is visited by Shelley Kline, an ex-girlfriend who hopes to rescue him from his desperate straights and offers him a job with her. Now a successful theatre director and unaware of his problems with drink, she wants him to play Gloucester in an upcoming production of King Lear at the Apollo Rep, a prestigious west end theatre.
One of the problems, however, is that Rod C. Tanner, an old friend and rival for Shelley’s affections, is playing the king himself. Complicating things further is Rod’s TV star status and Stan’s resentment and feelings of inadequacy.
Losing hope, high functioning booze hounds Terry (Patrick Lynch) and Polly (Nadia Themistocleous) drown their festive sorrows. It takes their housemate Oliver (Tim Green) to find a solution, making the brave decision of asking their neighbour, a man named Nigel, for help. What follows is a tale of boiling passion, intense jealously and gross misuse of passion-fruit flavoured hand cream.
'It's a Wonderful Nige' is the debut play from Patrick Lynch and is a Christmas disaster like no other. Starring members of the former comedy sketch group 'Twisted Fudge', this play will make you think twice about who you spend your Christmas with. It may also decrease Neighbourhood Watch meetings in the UK. Be warned. These Christmas tarts may just drag you down with them...
This gritty play present's a wickedly funny, energetic, and cinematic style of storytelling reflecting both the hopes and disappointments of the young working class today in this richly absorbing yet revealing modern comedy.