Life in Golden State the subject of new play in the MET

A thought provoking play depicting the highs and lows of life in America's Golden State is set to light up the MET Studio at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre next month. 

Written, Directed and Performed by Clare Ferguson-Walker, California Scheming is a hilarious new play depicting one woman's poetic narrative about a lifelong fascination with America, a (not so) secret dream to hit the big time, and what happened when she finally got to Hollywood. 

Not quite the young starlet anymore, but a (ahem... late thirty something) Mum with 2 kids! Hear tales of puking in Beverly Hills, meeting and running away from sex obsessed performance artists, and finding the American dream to be a cheap, plastic, gold painted Oscar. This ultimately uplifting tale sees cultures clash, priorities lost and found, and near nervous breakdowns in a rental car. 
It is as funny as it is thought provoking. 

California Scheming will be performed in the MET Studio at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre on Saturday 11th February at 8pm. Tickets are priced at 10.50 pounds, with an 8.50 pounds concession price, and are available from the Box Office on 01785 619080 or online via 

Age guidance 12 years+ 


"One of the great word smiths of our time... a true artist through and through" (Bunbury Magazine) 

"She has bite and tenderness, can be as raw as a wound then as funny as any stand-up" (Radio 4's Matt Harvey) 

"Absurdly talented" (Phil Jupitus)

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