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Written by Nick Hall
Directed by Ellie King

Charlie is a charming young struggling actor and so of course right now he is a server in a restaurant. Actually quite a few different restaurants where along the way he meets all sorts of people, from a hard-baked advertising executive through a disenchanted married couple to the girl he really, REALLY, likes……..

Gourmet food & hilarious live theatre
all in the luxurious surroundings of a first class hotel

Theatre paired with a three course gourmet meal from the award-winning chef of one of BC’s most prestigious hotels, this is a night to remember, and one to help banish the blahs that always seem to plague us after the holidays. The perfect evening to enjoy with family members, friends, clients and it all takes place in the same luxurious surroundings.

Pick a profession, any profession. No matter where you work, you’re going to be faced with certain issues: when to advance, when to not, when to switch to a different job within that field, when to get out altogether.

Its success in depicting the working experience is what really makes Nick Hall’s Eat Your Heart Out work. The show is ostensibly about an actor, Charlie, supporting himself by working as a waiter at various restaurants until his big break comes along, but it’s really about anyone with big dreams facing the possibility that, however vital or sought after they may be, those dreams might not come true.

Eat Your Heart Out is predominantly concerned with Charlie examining and re-evaluating those dreams as he moves from restaurant to restaurant as career opportunities demand. Charlie’s attempts at living the life that is not only best for him but best for others make this otherwise light comedy weightier than you might expect; Charlie wants to succeed artistically and ethically, and he faces even the slightest lapse in either with great trepidation.

And though those moments are often quite serious, Hall always keeps the script funny, with fine characters and simple and clean writing. If a few of his situations are a bit contrived – Charlie’s mock audition for a major cookie promotion in an Upper East Side bistro smacks of sitcom writing – he does capture the actor’s mentality and his stomping ground quite well.

The second act’s opening scene finds Harry and Charlie discussing at length the issue of what makes an actor successful: satisfying your potential or gaining financial security? It’s Eat Your Heart Out’s most vital scene, its very statement of purpose, whether about acting or any career.

Zone B

$84.99 / ea
  • Excellent View
  • Table of 6 $455.00
  • Gourmet Dinner
  • Vegetarian options
  • FUN SHOW

Zone C

$79.99 / ea
  • Good View
  • Table of 6 $430.00
  • Gourmet Dinner
  • Vegetarian options
  • FUN SHOW
  • Suitable for:

    Adults
    Some suggestive dialogue.

  • Comedy

    A light hearted story with a bit of depth about all our lives...

  • Relaxed Performance*

    SORRY, this event is not suited for our relaxed performance style. However, the audience may relax between dessert and puns..

Audience Reactions:

Dark comedy

The show will split your sides and rupture your spleen. It’s a dark comedy you don’t want to miss. You’ll be totally entertained. I think you’ll enjoy every minute of it.

Shaun McHale

Amazing

Went last night! Amazing show!

Eli M.

Great Show

Great show! Saw it on Saturday and laughed and laughed!

Brett O'.

So fun!

So fun! So glad I got to see you and the show. Just so well done:)

Yasmin A.

Super entertainment!

Wall to wall laughs! Super entertainment!

Jes A.

Delightful!

We were in the audience @surreyartscentre last night. The play was thoroughly delightful. You were your always talented and artistic self and the audience loved you for it. We went home and checked out the 1949 Blithe Spirit movie with Margaret Rutherford. So wonderful to be back at live theatre. Thank you to all who made this happen.

Penny Priddy

Clever Personalities

We all enjoyed the laughter last night! Thanks for clever personalities flair, story & neat set with spooky moving parts! Look forward to more this season!

Pattie Petrala

Really Enjoyed It

We saw this show tonight and really enjoyed it!

Rebecca Bea

Excellent!

Excellent!

Deb Nelson

Thoroughly Delightful!

We were in the audience at Surrey Arts Centre last night. The play was thoroughly delightful. You were your always talented and artistic self and the audience loved you for it. We went home and checked out the 1949 Blithe Spirit movie with Margaret Rutherford. So wonderful to be back at live theatre. Thank you to all who made this happen.

Penny Priddy

Fabulous & Hilarious

Thanks to rctheatreco for their presentation of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit at the Surrey Arts Centre. It is a fabulous & hilarious production featuring Ellie King as Madame Arcati plus other local artists.

Linda Annis
Surrey Councillor

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  • January 27 @ 07:00 pm

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  • January 29 @ 07:00 pm

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2021-G Eat Your Heart out - Seating

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