- Metal never dies...
The story of two men in search of one last adventure.
Cyril doesn’t like old people, which is a shame because he is one. When he learns his estranged granddaughter, Lily, has her big break with her thrash metal band, Abscess, he and his friend Neville are determined to show up and support her. Neither of them will ever be the same again.
Written by Rob GeeUK Performers: Rob Gee and Stuart ReidInternational Performers: Rob Gee and Jon PatersonDirected by Ryan GladstoneSound design: Rob Gee and Jon PatersonLighting Design: Jon Paterson
Loosely based on a nearly true story.
Reviews for AWOL
“Rob Gee and Jon Paterson are comic gold… they bring genuine warmth to the satire, making it a pleasure to watch from start to finish.” Edmonton Journal, Alberta ★★★★★
“Screamingly funny, with just the right seasoning of compassion and dramatic tension… I loved the script… we get to know and love the two men in their quest to escape not just their restrictive, humdrum home, but their loneliness and fears for the future… the performances, as one would expect from these two, are great.” UMFM, Manitoba
“Very smart and funny… AWOL delivers on its premise with clever writing and eccentric performances, including jokes that will delight elders and those familiar with hard rock.” Post Horn, Canada
“A very personable and able duo… Rob Gee and Jon Paterson play Neville and Cyril in this entertaining comic performance of two elderly gentlemen trying to have one last adventure.” Jenny Revue, Winnipeg