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Cast announced for Birds of a Feather writers’ new play Early Birds

Early Birds reveals the true story of the well-loved British sitcom’s birth.

Cast announced for Birds of a Feather writers' new play Early Birds

Early Birds, a new play from the writers of Birds of a Feather, Maurice Gran and Laurence Marks, reveals the incredible true story of the well-loved sitcom’s birth.

Early Birds starts with a chance encounter in a West End hotel, and ends with a show considered so saucy it was nearly cancelled two weeks into its run!

The cast will be comprised of members of the Q Productions Rep Company: Sue Appleby as Lesley/Dorien, Katriona Perrett as Linda/Tracey, Harriet Watson as Pauline/Sharon, Samuel Haughton as Chris/Trix/Gareth, Nick Howden-Seenstra as Laurence, Michael Larcombe as DG/Barman/ Flight Attendant/Tailor, Christopher Lowry as Daryl/Darren/Jonathon, Alastair Natkiel as Maurice Gran, Declan Perring as Cover and Charlie Quirke as Allen/Mr Timms/Eamon. Charlie also plays Travis Stubbs in Birds of a Feather acting alongside his mother Pauline Quirke.

Alongside the TV classic Birds of a Feather, writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran are known for their well-loved TV shows The New Statesman, starring Rik Mayall as slippery Tory MP Alan B’stard and Goodnight Sweetheart, featuring Nicholas Lyndhurst as the adulterous wartime-traveller Gary Sparrow. Theatre writing credits include Dreamboats and Petticoats, Save The Last Dance For Me and Dreamboats and Miniskirts.

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Early Birds will be directed by Alexandra Sumner-Hughes, with sound and light design by Dickson Cossar. It is produced by Q Productions.

The play will hit Edinburgh Fringe Festival at PQA VENUES @Riddle’s Court (venue 277) from 3 – 27 August (excl. 8, 15, 22) at 18:00.

To book tickets for Early Birds visit:


Title: Early Birds

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Category: Theatre (comedy, new writing)

Dates: 3 – 27 August 2018 (excl. 8, 15, 22)

Time: 18:00 (50 minutes)

Venue: PQA VENUES @Riddle’s Court (venue 277) – PQA One

Tickets: 3 and 4 August: £9.00 (£6.50 concs); 5 – 27 August: £11.50 (£9.50/£8.50 concs). 2 for 1 deal on 6 and 7 August.

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Suitability: 12+



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