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Comedy Friday 14 April, 2023 7:30pm

Nothing Happens (Twice). Little Soldier



‘Slapstick humour meets Beckett head on in a quest for life’s meaning and purpose’

Nothing Happens (Twice) is a journey of discovery into the real meaning of success. Funny and anarchic, honest and touching, this deeply personal show asks if making theatre is such hard work, why do we keep on doing it, even when things go from bad to worse?

It’s 2018 and Patricia and Mercè have three successful productions under their belts. But now, things have ground to a halt and after months of hard work trying to get their new show off the ground, they’ve hit rock bottom. In desperation, they accept a commercial contract to create a show promoting the Andalucían tourist board in the Westfield Shopping Centre, Stratford in London. Dressed as flamingos, they do their very best to entertain shoppers with the best that Andalucía can offer, despite neither of them having set foot in the region. After a deeply humiliating few days, they vow never to sink so low again.

Jump forward to 2020, the whole world has been turned upside down and Patricia and Mercè are once more wondering if they should carry on. They go back to one of the first conversations they had, when they dreamt of making a new version of Samuel Beckett’s iconic play, Waiting for Godot. Unfortunately, the Beckett Estate famously imposes rigid restrictions on productions of the play, including their refusal to allow women to perform it. Their sure fire idea to hit the big time looked doomed. Not to be deterred, they set to work…


Performers: Mercè Ribot and Patricia Rodríguez
Director: Ursula Martínez
Dramaturg: Adam Brace
Designer: Verity Quinn
Composer: John Biddle
Lighting: Simon Bond
Videographer: Mark Morreau
Additional voices: Bertie Biddle and Alan Devally
Movement: Stephen Harper
Tour technician: Fergus Waldron 
Producer: Sarah-Jane Watkinson



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Dates & Tickets

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Friday 14 April, 2023 7:30pm Buy Tickets
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Dinner & show offer

Enjoy an evening at Bridport Art Centre’s Pantry Restaurant.

*A pre Show Supper is available with this event* 

The menus will be published alongside the event two weeks before the show. Vegetarian options available.

There will be an option to add your supper to your cart when you book the event. 

£14.95 two course /£17.95 three course 

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