Fri 16 November 2018 - Sat 24 November 2018 at The Sydenham Centre Show(s) at 8pm (Friday/Saturday only)Show lasts approximately 2 hours incl. interval, suitable for adults only. Bar provided by Ignition Brewery.
Tickets: £16 full price, £12 concessions
About the Show
SPONTANEOUS PRODUCTIONS in association with KIRKDALE BOOKSHOP presents:
The very best short plays and sketches by THE BROTHERS KAUFMAN
It’s back – the brand even a People’s Vote couldn’t kill off! Ocelot Gymkhana was a series of short play and sketch nights staged by Spontaneous Productions between 2009-2013. Showcasing the comically surreal and quirky stylings of the Brothers Kaufman, each Ocelot show had its diehard fans – and detractors. Now, after a well-earned five year hiatus, the Brothers are reviving their pick of the best pieces, dusting them down, giving them a new lease of life, and occasional mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to entertain, bamboozle, confuse and possibly outrage those of a sensitive nature. Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of the Brothers Kaufman!
A park bench. A man on a mission. Can you remember the scent of parma violets?
- EVENING CLASSES
Lorna just wants to stretch herself – so can she find a suitable course or will it all end in tears?
- THE MANAGING DIRECTOR
He must be obeyed. But just suppose you could stand up to him and his beady black eyes?
- THE CHAVS AND THE SHOEMAKER
The Brothers Grimm gets a contemporary re-write. Who says fairy tales should have happy endings?
Luke just wants to write a play. But will the characters let him get own way this time?
A lonely woman in bed. A household robot. Surely nothing can go wrong?
Kids today, what can you do? Time for teacher to put the record straight…
- EDGE OF DANGER
Stood on the top of the cliffs, perhaps not the best place to contemplate a bleak future…
- THE CRUNCH
It’s the last day of trading for high street favourite Silkworths – can the manager help sweeten the deal?
- THE INTERPRETER
The award-winning play about a high-stakes summit gets a Trumpian twist. Missiles?!
- DRUGS WAY? NO WAY!
The Theatre-in-Education show to end all Theatre-in-Education shows. Altogether now: Drugs Way? No Way!
Producer and director – Jonathan Kaufman
Original music – Julian Kaufman
Robot designed and built – Joe Kaufman
Photo credits: Veronica Taylor
Special guest digital appearances by Chris Lucas (Ocelot 1, 3 & 4) and Martyn Plews (Ocelot 1, 2, 3 & 4)
The Audience Reviews
“Some extremely hilarious moments…If you are a fan of surrealist comedy, you should definitely give it a go.” (Female Arts review of Ocelot Resurrection, 2013)
Audience comments on preview short play event 600 Seconds: Conflict!
- Fabulous evening
- Excellent stuff!
- Brilliant cast!
- Great entertainment
- Great evening with fab acting
- Well acted and directed
- All very good and the acting and directing was fantastic!!