Adrian Mackinder first met Charlie Waller on a bench. Neither of them had sat on it before, so there was no argument about who had the right to sleep on it.
And it didn’t end up being a suppressed alibi in another failure in the country they both call home. It doesn’t have Irish names either.
Return to the bench
The bench in question was a prop. Or at least it was a bench, but requisitioned as a prop for a short duration: the run-up to their play ‘The Zoo Story’, which they performed together at the original House of International Theater in November 2017.
They had, of course, met before: that would be ridiculous … the two stars of an Edward Albee classic appearing on opening night had never rehearsed.
First performance in five years
Or maybe it’s not as absurd as it sounds: on Saturday 5 November they meet at a bench again, this time in LiteraturHaus in Nørrebro, and this time they don’t even have a manuscript.
It’s their first improv match since 2017. So call it ‘The Zoo Story 2: The Reunion’ if you want. Although they just keep it simple and call it ‘BENCH’.
To see double double
Eoin O Sullivan from Coping in Copenhagen podcast, which you can find on cphpost.dk, and old sparring partner Sarah McGillion from Inconspicuous Comedy are also on a show called ‘Moving Entranceways’. Some distinctly Irish names there, Flying Squad.
So the four of them are double-billing as part of an unremarkable comedy night called ‘Seeing Double’ and as an added bonus all four will team up for the second half.
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Source: The Nordic Page