"The terrific thing about this show is that it works on many levels and always underpins the comedy with real emotion. Brilliant, slippery. Deliciously sharp and witty." - The Guardian
"The excellent Inspector Sands. A wickedly funny and reassuringly well-honed piece in which situation comedy veers from everyday banality to surreal imaginings" - The Herald
"Distinctly classy" - The Scotsman
"An acutely observed, often surreal and sometimes painfully funny comedy about the dysfunctional links between modern neuroses and the all-too-human need for love" -The Times
Running time: 70 minutes
Presenter: Inspector Sands
Categories: new writing, physical/visual theatre
SYNOPSIS-If That's All There Is
A successful but desperately average couple are teetering on the brink of marriage. As the days count down towards the big one, panic rises. Unexpectedly, both find themselves becoming entangled with other people: a jaded therapist who may or may not be suffering a mid-life crisis and an awkward teenager struggling to find an identity.
As their nice, normal lives begin to unravel, the question of what it would take to make them truly happy leads into increasingly strange and hilarious territory, where love and hate are dangerously, even life-threateningly, intertwined.
For anyone who's ever wanted to stand on a windswept plain, howling for lost love.
Inspired by the Peggy Lee song, 'Is That All There Is?', this is the second show from Inspector Sands ("a young company with a big talent", The Times), recent winners of the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe Prize 2009. Their award-winning hit debut Hysteria has toured extensively around the UK and internationally.
Edinburgh Festival Britain
Founded in 1947, the Edinburgh International Festival grew out of the rubble of the Second World War with the aim of providing 'a platform for the flowering of the human spirit'. Now every August, the Festival presents three exhilarating weeks of the finest creators and performers from the worlds of the arts while Edinburgh's theatres, concert halls, and smaller venues come alive with the best theatre, classical music, opera, dance and visual art from around the globe.
Since 2008, Milky Way Arts & Communications Co., Ltd began to present the Edinburgh Festival highlight so as to bring UK's finest new theatre productions to Chinese audiences. Vibrantly staged, emotionally engaging, experimental yet universally entertaining and accessible ¨C these dramas explore the multi-dimensions of modern society and human sentiment.
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Remarks: tickets for Edinburgh Festival Britain Highlights 2010-If That's All There Is are available now!