Fiona and her Breakdown at Butlin’s
Last Sunday, we had the pleasure of starting a 4 week stint at The Nursery’s Carousel evening – showcasing brand new improv acts in front of a live audience. As it was our first week, we were first up and we introduced the audience to our Wildcard format – a made up story that has many twists and turns, all dictated by the luck of a card draw. After an audience suggestion of Butlin’s for our location, the intrepid adventure begins …
Fiona and Jimmy, husband and wife, are on their annual trip to Butlin’s which starts going south from the start – Fiona’s hair inexplicably starts falling out, she goes blind AND Jimmy runs away. Thankfully, Butlin’s best doctor is nearby and he administers some world class treatment. The Butlin’s President and his obedient assistant (classic Master / Servant combo) learn of this amazing doctor and spot a business opportunity for more world class doctors. The humble servant plants the doctor’s DNA in freshly dug holes to begin the cloning process (if that sounds weird … it’s because it was).
Fiona, still unwell (the doctor maybe wasn’t so good) stumbles into one of the clones and together with the original Doctor they do some expert ‘one word’ syncing and recommend a treatment of drugs and ham to treat her. It cures her blindness (always carry ham with you folks…) and Fiona is reunited with her beloved Jimmy.
The Butlin’s President learns from his trusty assistant of this magical healing ham and they decide to initiate a similar ham cloning procedure. Fiona and Jimmy hear one of the squealing ham clones and, disturbed, decide to leave Butlin’s forever.
Before they can leave, Mr Yamaguchi, the Butlin’s lawyer, offers Fiona a bribe for her silence. Whilst initially outraged, the final Wildcard of the night is a “2” which means that things are about to get ‘better’. The Butlin’s President arrives and Fiona negotiates a deal which means everyone involved (including the cloned ham) receive a bajillion dollars and they all live happily ever after …
We had a great time performing and following us were some brilliant acts: We are not a cult, The Happiest People in the World and Improbotics Ltd.). We’ll be at Carousel again this week and every Sunday until the end of the April
Has two brothers, Alvin and Theodore.