Market, Loco Parentis



Market: Loco Parentis

Jim can't sleep cos his daughter's left for uni, his business is going belly up, and his father is going gaga. Oh, and to top it all he suspects his wife is having an affair with her boss. He needs to escape - but where to? A bitter sweet empty nester comedy by Gary Brown.

Jim...Reece Dinsdale

Market Manager...Gerard Fletcher

Ken...Bobby Knutt

Lisa...Sue Kelly

Robin...Kathryn Hunt

Jenny...Ellie Meigan-Rose

Steve...Joncie Elmore

Nurse...Szilvi Naray Davey

Student...Sam Hevicon

Original Music by Steven D Reid

Produced by Peter Leslie Wild

If you want owt - go down the market... They sell everything from pins to pearl earrings, from peaches to pig's trotters, from tripe to tiramisu. See the hanging, marbled haunches of beef down Butchers' Row. Smell the flowers, a fragrant dream. Taste the fresh silvery fish motorwayed down from the North Sea.

Some would say the Market is the last authentic part of the city centre. This northern city once textured by textiles has reinvented itself as a business and financial centre - it bristles with designer shops and bars. A cosmopolitan, twenty-four hour city. Yet slap bang in the centre is a shard of another city. And after countless makeovers, the Victorian City Market remains what it has always been; a place where you can get anything and see anything - a place teeming with life. A place bristling with stories. The market is the real face of the city - mucky, multicultural and magnificent.

'Market' is an umbrella series of six plays about people who work in and around its stalls. Each story is a self-contained quirky tale. Modern morality plays, with a whiff of the fantastical about them.

Jim needs to escape - but where to? A bitter sweet empty nester comedy by Gary Brown.