Preview: Perfect Wedding at South Shields Customs House
Actress Rosie Draws On Her Own
The Customs House
Wed 10th - Sat 13th September
A newlywed actress is looking forward to saying ‘I do’ for the second time in a matter of weeks.
Rosie Ramsey married partner Chris this summer and she’s now calling on her own experiences as a bride when she stars in farce Perfect Wedding at The Customs House this week.
While the 28-year-old’s big day was almost all plain sailing the same can’t be said for her character Rachel, who has to put up with all kinds of mischief from her groom-to-be.
Rosie, from South Shields, said: “The play’s about a groom being caught in bed with another woman the morning of his wedding but like all good farces it’s all down to a number of misunderstanding. It’s really funny and takes a few surprising turns for a comedy but overall there are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments and lots of fun to be had. On the morning of my wedding day all the hot water went off in the house but I managed to keep my cool. I was very calm and collected – I can’t say the same for the bride I’m playing. Even though I was a lot calmer than Rachel and I didn’t have to tackle any real curve balls, it did help me understand where she was coming from. As cheesy as it sounds my big day was the perfect wedding but it is quite stressful being a bride and I can understand why people turn into so-called bridezillas. I think if I’d been in Rachel’s position I would have known there had been a misunderstanding – but then that wouldn’t make for a very good play!”
Everything is set for the perfect wedding – that is until the groom wakes up with another woman in his bed. In the midst of his post stag do hangover he’s clueless to who she is and how she got there.
If things can’t get any worse his fiancée arrives while the mystery woman is still in the bathroom. Will he be able to get his wedding day back on track?
Director Gareth Hunter added: “Rehearsals are going great and we’ve all had a lot of laughs putting this play together. Rosie was perfect for this role and the fact that she’s just got married herself meant she could definitely draw on her own experiences and feeling. It’s certainly made my job as director a lot easier and I can guarantee Rosie and the rest of the cast will give a performance guaranteed to make even the scariest of mother-in-laws laugh.”
Ion Productions’ Perfect Wedding runs at The Customs House from Wednesday 10 to Saturday 13 September at 7.30pm with a 2.30pm matinee on Thursday, September 11.
Tickets are £13 or £11 concessions and are available from the box office on 0191 454 1234 or by visiting www.customshouse.co.uk