In a rundown, south coast seaside resort is a rundown pier with a rundown show at the end of it. The pier’s old, the cast is old, the act is old. Nobody is coming to see it anymore. The show must go on at all cost but not at any price. The stakes are high when one stormy night the middle section of the pier collapses stranding the cast. Will they be rescued, will anybody care?
In his late fifties. Widower. Owner of the Pier show. Full of big ideas that never quite come off. Will do anything to keep the show going
Late fifties. Divorced. Used to be the “world’s fattest woman” now has to double up as the bearded lady and fire eater
Sixty-two years old. Bachelor. Quite a thin chap. Wears very thick glasses. He is India Rubber Man, the strong man and used to be the knife thrower
Thirty-seven. The son of the owner. Not interested in show business, wants to be an accountant. Trainee knife thrower, not very good at it.