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Theatre // Coming up // Middle-Weight Theatre: Sound Bite & Remedies
30 September

Middle-Weight Theatre: Sound Bite & Remedies


ACT 1: ‘Sound Bite’

The day is July 20th, 1969. 

The Eagle has landed.  

In the deepest depths of NASA HQ, two men Dick and Mickey, with guidance from operative Janine, have been assigned the almighty task of providing Neil Armstrong, the iconic first words to be spoken from the surface of the moon and change mankind forever. There’s only one problem...

Writers’ Block


Act 2: ‘Remedies - A Ballad Of Broken Britain’

Brexit, benefits, broken homes, bickering and viagra are only a few of the issues examined in this new comedy. 

Set within the 4 walls of a local pharmacy, this one room situation comedy/drama features two opinionated, strong willed and polarised members of staff. As they witness the ailments and sicknesses of the public, they may be able to administer the medicine, but can they find the remedy for the the ill’s of Britain?


Middle-Weight Theatre Company

“What's in a name?”

Thirty seconds later, we still didn't know; but the Middle-Weight Theatre Company was founded in Exeter, Devon. 

In 2013, Matt Roberts & Tom Stabb with a joint disposition and mutual love of dialogue and comedy, not to mention a shared caffeine addiction, combined their efforts towards creating a focused and dedicated touring theatre company through the means of new and original writing.

When tackling a new script, our aim for the company is to maintain a high standard of entertainment and thoughtful use of dialogue, used by a wide variety of characters and actors.

As a company we hope to help challenge and push people’s boundaries through the use of language and whether it is set in the past or a dystopian future; our first production ‘Sound Bite, or latest ‘Remedies’, are no exception in drawing on parallels to our complicated present. 


“Captivating! Flawlessly performed” ~ The Packet

“The jokes come thick and fast. Courageous and often witty” ~ TheatreBath 

“A lot of intelligence and heart with a very slick performance” (On ‘Insensible’) ~ Claire Smith, The Scotsman

“Funny, poignant and fascinating. A great evening!” (On ‘Insensible’) ~ Elaine Tyler Hall, ENO staff director

“I hope people from all sides of the debate watch this incisive play” (On ‘Remedies’) ~ Audience member

“The best show I have seen in absolutely ages!” (On ‘Remedies’) ~ Audience member

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