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Stokes & Summers – Careering

Saturday 27 6.00pmMay


Quay Arts

Sea Street
Newport Harbour
Isle of Wight
PO30 5BD

01983 822490

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Cafe / Bar open from 18:00 Doors 19:30 Onstage from 20:00

A comedy about the quirks and perks of the modern workplace.

In the immortal words of Britney Spears, “You want a Lamborghini? Sippin’ martinis? Look hot in a bikini? You better work, bitch.” Stokes & Summers don’t necessarily want Lamborghinis, they just want to pay their rent.*

Welcome to Hades House, a multi-company office block where every floor is full of stories, every office is full of oddballs, and behind every desk sits someone dealing with their own particular mess. Playing an assortment of characters from tempestuous temps to anxious accountants, Stokes & Summers explore contemporary attitudes towards work, the struggle to juggle work-life balance, and the battle between following dreams or paying the bills.

*They would also like to sip Martinis and look good in bikinis, but that’s beside the point.

Reviews ★★★★ “Brilliantly absurd & hilarious… Stokes & Summers satirise the modern workplace. From chasing your dreams vs paying your bills, to work friendships, the comedy duo tackle relatable themes with witty and flamboyant characters.” – FringeBiscuit

“TV will soon be beckoning… They’re on their way and there’s little that can stop this talented duo getting to the very top.” – StageTalk

★★★★ “Painfully relatable… “Careering” blends awkward humour shared between co-workers and outlandish silliness,” – Entertainment Now

“This is classic comedy vignette material, materialising somewhere nearby Brigstocke, Robbins, and Tetsell’s legendarily bonkers “The Museum of Everything”, but with the sensibilities of a young French & Saunders.” – The Quinntessential Review