This observational comedy is based in a pub in a northern Lincolnshire town. It’s the night of the weekly pub quiz and tonight the stakes are high with a possible £500 cash prize. Four friends slog it out against locals, as the quiz, headed up by Karaoke Dave puts these friendships to the test as old rivalries and loves lost rise to the surface.
From dating to free parties, Eyes Down, Pens Ready encapsulates what it is to live in a small town and how the smallest of things become the biggest of deals when mates get together over a few pints.
Eyes Down Pens Ready was performed at the Hackney Empire Studio Theatre in February 2008.
‘With dialogue good enough for a prime time sitcom, delivered to explosive laughter from the audience, this is a production that could run and run.’
LATEST 7, BRIGHTON
‘A wry dissection of the 1980’s and 1990’s- free parties, shell suits and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – got laughs without straying into cheap nostalgia,’
THE ARGUS, BRIGHTON
(The) writing shows she (Anna Jefferson) has a keen ear for vernacular speech and her characters are entirely convincing, especially when played with the vigour and feeling of this well-matched cast.
HOWARD LOXTON, BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE