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    You Can Always Hand Them Back

    13 Jun - 28 Jun 2014
    • Approximate running time 2hrs including interval
    • £25 – £10

    With music from Peter Skellern (You’re a Lady, Stop The Week), You Can Always Hand Them Back is a heart-warming, funny and charming celebration of the heroes of any family – the grandparents.

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    Kath and Maurice are settling into comfortable retirement. If only Maurice can defeat the remote control, nothing stands between him and wall-to-wall golf. For Kath there’s just one fly in the ointment – she wishes they heard more from the kids. Well that’s all about to change with the arrival of four nappy-wearing terrors, suddenly people can’t get enough of grandma and grandpa!

    You thought the days of burping, bathing and babysitting were over, but it’s all come round again and this time the Bank of Grandma and Grandpa is well and truly open too!

    Join us as Maurice dances the Twice-A-Night Tinkle Tango, Kath negotiates who is coming Home For Christmas and then it’s bath time – Don’t Let The Little B*****d Get Away!

    Grandparents – this is your chance to show the kids what it’s really like, through the ups and downs. Parents – take a look at what they’ve been going through! Kids… kids? Which remote control works the TV?

    No grandparent will want to miss it, and no would-be grandparent should.

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    Mercury Main Theatre
    • Mercury Theatre, Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT

    Box Office: 01206 573948

    The Mercury's main 499-seater auditorium, with parking nearby at St. Mary's multi-storey car park!

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    Cast
    Kate Dyson
    Kate Dyson
    Kath (Grandma)
    Paul Greenwood
    Paul Greenwood
    Maurice (Grandpa)
    Creatives
    Roger Hall
    Roger Hall
    Writer
    Peter Skellern
    Peter Skellern
    Music & Lyrics
    Andrew Breakwell
    Andrew Breakwell
    Director
    Jane Linz-Roberts
    Jane Linz-Roberts
    Designer
    Charlie Morgan
    Charlie Morgan
    Choreographer
    Marcus Christensen
    Marcus Christensen
    Sound Designer
    Ben Payne
    Ben Payne
    Lighting Designer
    Stefan Bednarczyk
    Stefan Bednarczyk
    Musical Director
    Lucy Jenkins and Sooki McShane
    Lucy Jenkins and Sooki McShane
    Casting Directors
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