You are invited to a party
*BYOB (Bring Your Own Baggage)
A sexy, urbane young couple invite a motley gaggle of guests to their swanky upper-middle class home for a cosy dinner party. The food is high-end, the drinks are free-flowing, and the conversation is anything but.
As the evening unravels, so do the various relationships: the hosts’ passive aggressive marriage; the tone-deaf blind date between the eccentric neurotic and the neurotic eccentric; and the comically toxic affair between the wannabe actress and her sugar(-free) daddy.
As they party the night away, secrets, scandals and skeletons come tumbling out of the closet.
Meanwhile, in another corner of the world, an entire country is being destroyed…
A bitingly funny and alarmingly relevant social satire, Muswell Hill is a microcosm of us all – living lives of ignorant bliss and first world problems, while the rest of the world burns.
“Fresh, funny and ingenious”
“Holding a mirror up to middle-class delusion, Betts has penned a bitter satire of the kind of socially conscious urbanites who attend the theater. You may wince in recognition of the inhabitants of Muswell Hill — perhaps one of them even looks like you. You'll definitely laugh, even if out of uncanny discomfort.”
Tia Andrea Guttensohn
Advisory (Some Mature Content)
Drama Centre Theatre
24 Jun - 10 Jul 2022