Sisters Amy and Scarlett need some headspace to make some big decisions.
So when their mother Judy surprises them with a luxury spa weekend, you might imagine they’d be thrilled.
But then you don’t know their mother.
In the claustrophobic environment of a remote hotel, Judy’s controlling ways threaten to derail her daughters’ efforts to get their chaotic lives back on track.
Meanwhile, a chance meeting with another guest threatens Judy’s comfortable existence – but underestimate her at your peril.
‘Me Time’ is a satirical, at times dark, exploration of parental and societal narcissism, served with a heavy dollop of farce.
The playwright, Ross Purdy said:
“I love characters like Pride and Prejudice’s Mrs Bennet and Beverley from Abigail’s Party, not to mention Hyacinth Bucket and others from classic TV sit-coms. We laugh at their utter lack of self-awareness and at the same time there is a calculating, manipulative side, that's sinister and quite harmful.”
I also wanted to write something about the effects of pop psychology and self-help books on people who already have incredibly high esteem. It seems to me that the consequences can be rather troubling. But also funny at times.
The production is directed by James Osben, making his directorial debut after having performed for several years in Dartmouth Shakespeare week and in recent Theatre Hub productions.