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The Blue Elephant gets a Paint Over



Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

A CONTEMPORARY farce about the thirst for power and the dynamics of spin, Paint Over by Antonio Ribeiro, opens at Camberwell's Blue Elephant Theatre on Wednesday, April 13, 2005, for a limited period only - until Saturday, May 7, 2005.

"Remember, nothing is born beautiful. We make it beautiful."

That's the mantra at Riggs and Associates. But can PR chief, John Riggs, spin himself out of his own web of deceit? With a foiled secret liaison, an MP dressed as a giant dog and his mute mother-in-law devouring all the canapes, John Riggs is in for a birthday surprise he never envisaged.....

Ribeiro - Artistic Director of the Blue Elephant Theatre - also penned the successful 2003 dark comedy, WC.

Paint Over stars Theresa Aldridge, last seen at the Blue Elephant in the 2004 production of Rhona Monro's Fugue; Geoff Aymer, fresh from playing the Reverend in the Theatre Royal Stratford East's acclaimed musical, The Big Life; and Tundre Disu as an opportunist thief.

Ida Goldapple is the dotty old mother-in-law; Vanessa Jane Gray Riggs' long-suffering wife; Matthew Hendrickson, an original Reduced Shakespeare Company cast member, plays Riggs and Harold Saks takes on the hapless MP.

Paint Over is directed by David Mercatali, in his professional debut.

Tickets are priced £9 (£7 concessions) and are available from the Box Office on 020 7701 0100.

The Blue Elephant Theatre is in Bethwin Road, Camberwell (entrance on Thompson Avenue).

Nearest Tube (Northern Line): Oval.

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