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Production: Waiting for Gateaux

Wednesday 10th June - Saturday 13th June 2015
Production: Waiting for Gateaux

The health club where you can have your cake and eat it!

Mo-tivators is the worst health and fitness club in the country. Run by Maureen a ‘big-boned’ fifty-something widow from a small hall in the middle of nowhere it only attracts clientele who have nothing better to do.

Jackie comes to get away from her philandering husband and she’s started to bring her young sister Whitney along to keep her out of trouble. Donald comes because he secretly loves Maureen – he’s lost 12 stone so far – if he doesn’t ask her out soon there’ll be nothing left of him!

Things seem to be on the up when Sophie, a researcher for a reality TV programme, comes to check out the club but when a snowstorm arrives it brings with it revelations which will change their lives forever in this comedy about friendship, frostbite and French fries.

Waiting For Gateaux premiered at the Customs House, South Shields in April 2005, selling out 10 weeks before opening night and therefore quickly returning in August the same year. It had its New Zealand premiere at the Fortune Theatre in Dunedin in June 2006 which began a tour of South Island. In 2007 it played at both Lincoln and Newcastle’s Theatres Royal and has since had two successful UK tours.


Cast List
  • Paul Dunn – Donald
  • Philippa Lyall – Maureen
  • Laura Lonsdale – Jackie
  • Sarah Boulter – Raven
  • Christina Berriman Dawson – Sophie

Production Team
  • Director – Gareth Hunter
  • Movement Director – Christina Berriman Dawson
  • Scenic Painting – Geoff Ramm