Three Pensioners. Two Criminals. One Diamond Heist.
Joyce, Patty and Frank endure the same humdrum routine day in and day out at Twilight Towers Residential Home for the Elderly - one of the worst homes in West Sussex - but they don’t mind, because they only want a bit of peace and quiet, after all.
Everything changes when news hits that the home is going to be sold off to property developers and closed for good. Not content with sitting by, the OAPs hatch a daring plan to carry out a diamond heist and raise the cash to buy the home themselves. Meanwhile, the manager of the home, who’s been acting suspiciously since she arrived from seemingly nowhere just a few months prior, is hatching a plan of her own.
Twilight Robbery is a new musical comedy from two young theatre graduates determined to tackle the UK's age crisis head-on, through a scrutinising, but ultimately uplifting piece of theatre. The show confronts a number of social issues faced by modern Britain, including the loneliness epidemic faced by many of the UK’s elderly. This all-singing all-dancing production, about growing old and refusing to let age or self-doubt stop you from achieving incredible feats, is hilarious and heartwarming in equal measure.
Written by rising stars Joseph McNeice (book and lyrics) and Matthew Spalding (music), youthful energy floods every line, harmony and step of Twilight Robbery. The pair met at the University of York and have been working on their first musical for over two years. Along with award-winning choreographer Anna Hale and co-director Beth Sitek the team are thrilled to return to the South and bring their vision to life in Oxted and hope to continue their glittering track record of success.
Packed with laughs, touching drama and plenty of catchy tunes, Twilight Robbery is a classic musical farce for modern times.
The Twilight Robbery team would like to thank YuFund and the University of York Alumni Association for their support of our project. More information on YuFund and the Alumni Association's philanthropic work can be found by clicking here.
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