Comedy performed on the following days in August 2013...
WAGS are so last season. This year it's all about the DWAGS! A kiss-and-tell sex texter, a bout of dartitus and a bitchy domestic about prize money. Meet the Beckhams and the Rooneys of the oche in this hilarious, no-holds-barred exposé of the passionate, competitive, dramatic world of darts where what matters more than anything is finishing on a double! 'The best character comedy I've seen, Victoria Wood and League of Gentlemen couldn't do better' (Independent). 'On the fringe of stardom' (Daily Mail). **** (Sunday Times). **** (Scotsman). **** (Metro). **** (Herald).
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Full press release
After a year of research into the darts world and hanging out with many real life "DWAGS", Lauretta & Sharon Gavin have created a brand new character comedy show delving into the sport everyone's talking about.
WAGS are so last season. This year it's all about the DWAGS! Meet the Beckhams and the Rooneys of the Darts world in this hilarious no-holds-barred exposé of this passionate, competitive and dramatic world, where what matters more than anything is finishing on a double!
Written by sisters Lauretta Gavin & Sharon Gavin, from the comedy double act Gavin & Gavin, that have previously written and performed in four highly successful Edinburgh shows with transfers to the West End, Soho Theatre and nationwide.
Lauretta Gavin: has recently finished filming on Ben Elton's new sitcom The Wright Way for BBC One and has appeared in many comedies including: Skins (E4), My Family (BBC One), Pulling (BBC Three), Doc Martin (series 1 & 2, ITV1), Eastenders (BBC One), The Calcium Kid (Working Title Films) & Harry Brown.
Sharon Gavin: can be currently seen in Sky1's That Hidden Camera Family Show. She has recently filmed a comedy pilot for BBC Three, Brian Gittins (Retort) and Johnny Vegas has directed her in an episode of the acclaimed, Moving On for BBC One. Other TV work includes: Love Soup (BBC One), Shaun Of The Dead (Working Title Films), Swiss Toni (Tiger Aspect), The Calcium Kid (Working Title Films), Green Wing (Channel 4), 15 Storeys High (BBC), Happiness (BBC), Touching Evil (BBC) and the BBC Radio 4 play, Au Pairs.
Tonya French: trained at Arts Educational. Her credits include 'Spooks' (BBC), 'Wire in the Blood' (ITV), 'Happiness' (BBC), 'The Canterbury Tales' (BBC), 'William & Mary' (ITV), 'The Bill' (ITV), and 'Doctors' (BBC).
Elizabeth Guest: Television credits include, gorilla in Fierce Creatures, Lady Elizabeth in the Prince and the Pauper for BBC One. Her theatre highlights include playing Beatie Tomlinson in The Magistrate (West End) and Lady Windermere in Lady Windermere's Fan (Salisbury Playhouse). She was nominated for a Manchester Evening News Award for best Newcomer for her portrayal of Kit and Shonna in Top Girls (Bolton Octagon).
Angela Wilson - Director/additional writer: Angela trained as an actress at Guildford School of Acting. She completed her MA in script writing at Middlesex University. Her final submission for her Masters, an original TV comedy pilot, was optioned by The Comedy Unit, RDF media; a series is still in development. She has directed previous Gavin and Gavin shows and co written on their comedy pilot The Kennedys.