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OTL-Waiting for Guffman ** POSTPONED **

Published on: December 20, 2021

When:
January 23, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
2022-01-23T19:30:00+00:00
2022-01-23T19:45:00+00:00
Cost:
£5

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. A NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY

Further details can be found at CQAF

 

Waiting for Guffman

The Black Box (Green Room)

Sunday 23 January, 7.30pm

£5.00

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The town of Blaine, Missouri may be small, but eccentric stage director Corky St. Clair (Christopher Guest) always dreams big.

Determined to get back to the bright lights of “off-off-off-off-Broadway,” he casts a ragtag group of amateur actors in Red, White & Blaine, a musical celebration of the burg’s 150th anniversary — and when word gets out that New York talent scout Mort Guffman will be in the audience, Corky’s hopes of stardom just might come true.Shot in 29 days in a small suburb near Austin with one Super 16 camera and no script, director-star Guest’s cult-hit mockumentary was created entirely in collaboration with a superstar cast of improvisational talents, including Eugene Levy, Fred Willard, Bob Balaban, Parker Posey, and, supremely, Catherine O’Hara, as travel agent–cum–theatrical hopeful Sheila Albertson; her audition duet of Midnight at the Oasis with her husband Ron (Willard), performed in matching windbreakers, is so marvellously painful you can’t wait for the mainstage production.

The film that no less than Meryl Streep once as named as her favourite, Waiting for Guffman is both hilarious and heart-warming. Join us in the Green Room for the perfect antidote to the January blues.

‘A superb send-up of small-town amateur dramatics’ – Empire

‘…the unmistakable delusions of grandeur that are shared by amateurs and professionals alike. All that, and we are treated to the sight of The Remains of the Day lunch boxes. What more could you want?’ –  The Independent

Doors 7pm | Unreserved Seating

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