Oliver Samuels Prod Shot

Oliver Samuels in Guilty With Explanation

Live at
The Alexandra, Birmingham
Sun 24 Jul 2022
  Tickets available from £36.90
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The Alexandra, Birmingham

Sun 24 Jul 2022
Suffolk Queensway, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 4DS
Sun at 19:45
For group bookings of 10 or more:

When 65-year-old Papa (Oliver Samuels) imagines that his wife of 40 years is being unfaithful, he moves out of his matrimonial home and seeks refuge in the tenth floor apartment that his only daughter, Sophie (Lakeisha Ellison), shares with her husband, Sean (Tesfa Edwards).

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Papa has never ever approved of any man Sophie dates, and Sean is no different. So despite the fact that Sean seems to always have a reasonable explanation for his questionable behaviour, Papa soon convinces himself that his son-in-law has a trailer-load of outside women, including Sophie’s BFF. Sophie knows that her daddy’s head ‘nuh good’ so she initially ignores his accusations against Sean. Nevertheless, Papa embarks on a one-man mission to ‘mash up’ his daughter’s marriage.

A series of suspicious phone calls and strange coincidences eventually convince Sophie that Papa is right, and that she is being played by Sean.

Sophie’s thirst for revenge leads her to concoct an elaborate and potentially deadly plot to get even with Sean. But...

Are Papa’s suspicions justified?

Is Sean really guilty or are his explanations true? Does Sophie’s revenge end in murder?

For all these answers see Jamaica’s king of comedy, Oliver Samuels, in Patrick Brown’s hilarious and thought-provoking play Guilty With Explanation...

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The Alexandra, Birmingham

Suffolk Queensway, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 4DS
Birmingham New Street Station and Grand Central.
The box office will open 90 minutes prior to performances.

Birmingham’s beloved theatre, The Alexandra, was built in 1901 by William Coutts and throughout its vast history, has become home to first class entertainment. In 2018, the venue underwent an extensive refurbishment and reverted to its original name, The Alexandra. The theatre is a valuable contributor to culture within Birmingham and the West Midlands, presenting first-rate musicals, drama, comedy and more.

Notable performances at The Alexandra Theatre include Chicago, Fame and An Inspector Calls, with new shows added regularly.  It’s seen many famous faces throughout the years and continues to bring star-studded shows to Birmingham straight from London’s West End. Browse The Alexandra’s show listings now.

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The Alexandra, Birmingham

Sun 24 Jul 2022
Suffolk Queensway, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 4DS
Sun at 19:45
For group bookings of 10 or more: