Waiting For Gateaux

The health club where you can have your cake and eat it!

Mo-tivators is the worst health and fitness club in the country. Run by Maureen a ‘big-boned’ fifty-something widow from a small hall in the middle of nowhere it only attracts clientele who have nothing better to do.

Jackie comes to get away from her philandering husband and she’s started to bring her young sister Whitney along to keep her out of trouble.  Donald comes because he secretly loves Maureen – he’s lost 12 stone so far – if he doesn’t ask her out soon there’ll be nothing left of him!

Things seem to be on the up when Sophie, a researcher for a reality TV programme, comes to check out the club but when a snowstorm arrives it brings with it revelations which will change their lives forever in this comedy about friendship, frostbite and French fries.

Waiting For Gateaux premiered at the Customs House, South Shields in April 2005, selling out 10 weeks before opening night and therefore quickly returning in August the same year. It had its New Zealand premiere at the Fortune Theatre in Dunedin in June 2006 which began a tour of South Island. In 2007 it played at both Lincoln and Newcastle’s Theatres Royal and has since had two successful UK tours.


“I urge you to go and see this riotous comedy” The Evening Chronicle

“Rapturous applause – the first night audience howled with laughter” The Northern Echo

“Writers Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood have another hit on their hands. Full of great one-liners and side-splitting humour” Sunderland Echo

“Has ‘hit’ written all over it. A highly entertaining feel-good comedy that had its sellout audience herniating with laughter” The Stage

“a good laugh… an unpretentious, good-natured comedy” Otago Daily Times, New Zealand

“a highly entertaining feel-good comedy that had the audience in fits of laughter throughout” www.seenindunedin.co.nz

“Fat Friends crossed with Fawlty Towers – the audience were frequently in fits of hysterics” Evening Chronicle

“Rollicking comedy… the audience were guffawing and slapping their thighs in appreciation” Northern Echo

“The audience gobbled it up” The Journal

“Plenty of belly laughs” Northernfootlights.com

“Terrific – a high class piece of theatre genius” Hexham Courant

“Chockful of laughs – a smash-hit” Sunderland Echo

“a sinful evening of naughty but nice comedy” Scene South

“a jumbo pack of comedy makes the show a rib-tickling success” www.thisishampshire.net

“A must see for a great evening out – the only disappointment was when it ended” Alton Community Times

“A fun-filled evening which sends the audience home smiling” Chesterfield Today