Sheila's Island is a new comedy written by Tim Firth, and is a fresh take on his hit play Neville's Island. Directed by Joanna Read and starring Judy Flynn as Sheila, the play runs from 21st to 30th May at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford, and will then tour the UK.
Bonfire night 2019 and Sheila, Denise, Julie, and Fay are Team C in Pennine Mineral Water Ltd.’s annual outward bound team-building weekend. Somehow, Marketing Manager Sheila has been nominated team leader, and, using her cryptic crossword solving skills, has unwittingly stranded her team on an island in the Lake District.
As the mobile batteries die, and cold and hunger take over, our intrepid heroines find themselves called on to manufacture escape routes using cable ties and spatulas, and create a rescue flag with plastic plates and a toasting fork.
Is it possible to build an adequate night shelter with a prom dress and a sleeveless jumper?
Is there an I in Team? And do endless verses of Kumbaya really keep up spirits?
Can Sheila keep tempers from fraying, nails from breaking and get her band of top level executives safely back to shore?