Fuddy Meers

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre

March  13,  14,  15, &  16 2024

Fuddy Meers

by David Lindsay-Abaire

Directed by
Jacqueline Harper

Trailer on YouTube

“uniquely strange and brilliant characters”
– director –


Nicola Russell – Claire

Giles Newlyn-Bowmer – Richard

Ethan Dryer – Kenny

Dan Dryer – Limping Man

Suse Crosby – Gertie

Guy Steddon – Millet

Clea Proud – Heidi

A dark, demented American comedy with an unsettling domestic drama at its heart, Fuddy Meers gives us a kaleidoscopic world in which nothing is as it seems and hardly anyone can be understood.  Trusting the wrong person can get you locked in the basement with a foul-mouthed puppet, make you kidnap a police officer, or stop you from finishing your captivating crossword puzzle.  This is especially challenging if you are a sunny amnesiac like Claire who starts each morning with no idea who she, or anyone else, is.

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and 2023 Tony award winner David Lindsay-Abaire has crafted a beautifully absurd play about pain, identity, miscommunication, and, ultimately, the courageous confrontation of a traumatic past.  This is an unforgettable story about a woman who can’t remember hers.  And there’s a puppet… don’t forget the puppet.

Trigger Warnings: domestic abuse, drug use, gunshots, and a foul-mouthed puppet

Age restrictions: unsuitable for those under 15