Cream Tea and Incest

JULY 31ST - AUGUST 25th (NOT 15th)
12:45 (1 hr)
gilded balloon rose theatre (VENUE 76)

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Writer/producer Benjamin Alborough returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with the critically-acclaimed Cream Tea and Incest, after a run at London's Hope Theatre, with an all-new, all-female cast and creative team!

★★★★★ “a masterpiece of comedy” West End Wilma

★★★★ “a top-notch riff on the classic Edwardian farce” Broadway Baby

Romance! Adventure! Murder! Aristocrat Eddie Spangler and valet Jeffrey must learn the meaning of these words and more in this new knockabout Edwardian comedy. Delight in their capers, mix-ups, and the dead bodies left in their wake.

We follow top toff Eddie Spangler and his unflappable valet, Jeffrey, as a simple matchmaking quest quickly deteriorates into a race against time when the Machiavellian forces of the aristocracy move to wreak their vengeance. Lord Wiggins is set to inherit Rhodesia upon his marriage to Emily Rhodes, but their romance is faltering. It is up to Eddie and Jeffrey to sort Wiggins out as quickly and violently as possible. Meanwhile – the evil Lord Biggins lurks in the shadows, waiting to execute dark schemes of his own…

★★★★ “wonderfully anarchic” FringeReview

★★★★ “the comic timing is spot on in this dynamic and enthusiastic production” London Theatre 1

Cream Tea and Incest returns to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019, where it will be presented by Peracals Productions alongside Benjamin Alborough's new play Ricky Riddlegang and the Riddle Gang, which also runs at the Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre Basement. Peracals Productions are an award-winning theatre and film production company. Founded by Jason Fité, the company aim to create innovative and entertaining productions in the UK and internationally.

★★★★ “a marvellous, though bonkers, comedy” The Spy In The Stalls

★★★★ “delectable vintage demeanour” Everything Theatre