elton john's glasses
The play concerns Bill, a Watford Football club supporter who has not recovered from his club's defeat in the FA Cup final in 1984. It is now 1996 and all Bill does is repeatedly watch the same video of Watford's defeat and refuses to leave the house. He now never goes to see Watford play, even though he lives right next to the stadium. However, a woman calls around every Saturday afternoon when the match is on and he has sex with her in a bizarre ritual. The rest of the time he is depressed and just sits in a chair in his dingy house, which has barely any furniture. However, things are about to change for him as he receives a visit from his younger brother, Dan, whom he has not seen in years. Dan has arrived with members of his rock band, who have lost all their instruments and their female lead!
This comedy has many twists and turns and is not at all predictable. There are a number of comic moments, particularly when Bill demands that Tim, one of the band members, take off his glasses because they look like Elton John's glasses. Bill blames Elton John's glasses for Watford losing the FA Cup final, because the sun shining on them dazzled the Watford players! When Tim removes his glasses he cannot see a thing, which results in many of the comic scenes.
Thursday 18th - Saturday 27th November 2021
Written By David Farr
Directed by Chris Waters