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Play, from 14 Apr 2017, £10-£15

A Hamster in a Bathrobe

A Hamster in a Bathrobe


Simon’s life is a bit of a mess, selling incontinence pants isn’t fulfilling him right now and his girlfriend Rosie spends all their disposable income and all of their non-disposable income on alternative therapies that he just can’t seem to get his head around.
Kate his best (and only) friend doesn’t really encourage the “holistic” life-style that Rosie craves. Kate likes a drink or two, doesn’t do relationships and isn’t really helping him to settle down into the steady, if strained life that Simon’s found himself in . She’s also broke and not that bright…
“Kate, why you acting weird? You haven’t eaten poo again have you?”
“I was hungry and I thought it was a revel”
“It was on the floor at the vets – chances are it wasn’t a revel…”
After a jealous Simon accidentally witnesses Rosie in a particularly disturbing and expensive skin on skin therapy session with a decidedly dodgy practitioner, Kate decides to take Simon’s slowly downward spiralling life into her own hands.
“Let’s go into the therapy business – Why not? Anyone can do that?…right?”….. Well they can if they have the money to spend on a long and time consuming course….which neither of them do. Especially when Rosie’s spent the last of the shopping budget on a “do it yourself – home enema kit” and Kate has a pet canary to support.
The alternative to attending an expensive therapy course is to invent one of their own….Obviously! All it takes is a catchy name, a self printed certificate, a website and an ad in the local paper. And there you have it, a new therapy is born!
What could possibly go wrong………?
A Hamster in a Bathrobe follows Kate and Simon’s journey of creating and ultimately becoming successful at practising a therapy that (putting it politely) doesn’t actually exist. Much to their surprise the world embraces their wild ideas with open arms and even better – with open wallets, but that brings Simon a whole new set of problems. So……
When is a therapy not a therapy?
Is gin really the answer to all of life questions?
And how can anyone prove the existence of something that isn’t tangible?
But most importantly where on earth do you buy a bathrobe for a hamster?
Follow the hopeless duo’s hilarious journey and find out If Simon and Rosie’s relationship can survive his fake success. Will Kate and Simon’s friendship get lost along the way? Will Kate ever understand that a placebo isn’t a band? And where’s that bloody hamster….?
WARNING: Over 16s only : Contains partial nudity.

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Dates Times
Fri 14 Apr 2017 20:00
Sat 15 Apr 2017 20:00


£10 - £15

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Royal Hippodrome Theatre

01323 802020


112 Seaside Road,
East Sussex,
BN21 3PF



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Map reference: OA 617912  Lat: 50.76913 Long: 0.29285

Located on Seaside Road (running behind the seafront near the Pier) on major bus route. Free on street parking is limited, or park at NCP car park in Trinity Trees. Approx 15 mins walk from railway station.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Eastbourne station

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