Fight in the Dog in association with Theatre503 Presents
Ticker follows twenty-something Spencer, a Geordie millennial who is deeply in love with the inestimable Gabi. But Spencer’s life is torn apart by Gabi’s untimely – and unexplained – death. How can he even begin to cope with finding himself suddenly a prime suspect and a chief mourner?
Themes of outsider grief and loneliness meet black-humour and frank dialogue, exploring male identity, toxic aggression, and how not talking about things can eventually lead to self-destruction.
Ticker will be partnering with Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) who are working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD). The company will be fundraising throughout the run and aim to use the show to raise awareness for the charity.
Tom Machell trained at the New York Film Academy and is a member of award-winning comedy troupe zazU, who have had numerous sell out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre. Tom’s theatre acting credits include Carol Tambor’s award-winning play Life According to Saki (New York Theatre Workshop - Off Broadway), Outlying Islands (Atticst/Kings Head Theatre) Hand To God (English Theatre Frankfurt) The Comedy of Errors (Drilling Company New York - Off-Broadway) and three runs of Guiness World Record-breaking show News Revue, which he also writes for. Ticker is Tom’s debut play as a playwright. He had recently starred as a series regular in Every Blank Ever on Comedy Central, Doctors (BBC), Jerk (BBC) and Feature Films The Keeper & Mary Anning & The Dinosaur Hunter.
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