Bet and Fred are a lovable couple, but we soon learn that business is not their forte. Their independent betting shop attracts lots of exciting and memorable characters from all walks of life. Stevie Helps’ The Betting Shop focuses around four mothers doing their best to cope under difficult circumstances, but don’t expect it to be all doom and gloom in this colourful, fast-paced and rough-around-the-edges London bookies with a conscience.
‘The Betting Shop’ comes hot out of the kitchen sink of Award Winning Writer/Director Stevie Helps. The brand new play premiered to sold out audiences at The Lowry in January 2019. No Egos Theatre Productions proudly return to Footlights House following Helps’ 2018 production of ‘Happyminds Hospital’.
“We enjoyed it because it wasn’t the usual run-of-the-mill play we’d normally watch.”
“The Betting Shop was like my life on stage. It was very relatable for me.”
“Our cheeks were hurting from smiling and laughing throughout.”
“I was totally engrossed and forgot about my own life and worries for a while.”
“The Betting Shop was a thoroughly enjoyable show, very entertaining, funny, emotional and loved the various stories.”
“I never go to the theatre. I loved The Betting Shop, I want to see more plays like this. When is the next?”
THE BETTING SHOP @ Footlights House, Media City
Time/Date: Wednesday 6 February 2019 @ 8pm
Venue: Footlights House, Kansas Avenue, Salford, M50 2G
** The performance at Footlights House will be a charity performance with all profits being donated to the homeless.