This new play marks the opening of a collaborative venture between the Orange Tree Theatre and the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough.
Clockwatching, a black comedy, follows a family's fortunes from New Year's Eve in one year to the following Boxing Day. Marriage, death, adultery and divorce elevate and marr the year's celebrations as the family grapples with traumatic changes in its life and fortune.
Torben Betts was writer in residence at Scarborough, short listed for the Verity Bargate Award and a volume of his plays including Clockwatching has just been published by Oberon Books.
"Compelling" The Daily Telegraph
"Strong well-written comedy. We may have Ayckbourn's successor"
"Excellently cast and performed" Time Out
"Sam Walters' production has the right pressure-cooker quality and the performances are outstanding" The Guardian