Poles Apart

About the play

The Theatre Royal is an oasis of artistic calm, equality and sensitivity, but when the scaffolders from hell descend upon the thespians, the masks slip and the curtain comes down. Phil, Fat Glen and Polish Jan, are on task and finish as they deliver a breathless rant on life, art and sausage sarnies in a desperate effort to mend the leaking roof. Never has illusion been so shattered as they race to their next job; but when leading lady Abi and theatre manager Grahame unleash their real feelings about the men with the hard hats, the question is, who is the most brutal?

‘There’s no writer better versed in the codes of blunt-headed machismo than Godber, whose frank, uncensored dialogue is reminiscent of Bouncers, with a better head for heights.’ The Guardian