Bad Reception

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  • Bad Reception

    Aug 2021

Date:Location: Theatre

Synopsis: Classic British sitcom humour abounds in this hilarious original comedy from Penrith playwright Zoë Badder.

Up in a small village in remote Inverness you’ll find a tiny hotel, run by the eccentric Duncan Ross and his long-suffering wife Mandy. When two warring sisters arrive for a post-funeral holiday with an unbearable mother-in-law, chaos ensues. Throw in an odd travel writer, some escaping parrots, a dark secret and a chef you’d rather you never met, and you’ve booked yourself a stay at The Verness Hotel. So check in, grab a drink and prepare for a weekend you’ll never forget.

Please note: this play contains strong language and some adult themes.


“A light-hearted look behind the scenes of a quirky hotel, with a bit of mystery as well.”

“Fawlty Towers meets The Memory Of Water”

“Mandy and Duncan, what a couple! And some great one-liners from Mandy!”

“I loved this play – I laughed, and I cried. Brilliant writing.”

“I would love to stay at the Verness Hotel… or would I?!”