Jack Baxter in Margarita Dream by Richard Sparks


Jack BaxterJack is currently studying for his Masters in modern history at Royal Holloway. While an undergrad at Leeds Jack was in numerous productions including Punk Rock, the Duchess of Malfi, A Servant to Two Masters, Jerusalem, Posh, and A Clockwork Orange. He was also part of two successful tours to the Edinburgh Fringe: Rats! (2014) was soon selling out, and a sketch show he also co-wrote in 2015, which won two awards (Derek People’s Choice and Student Sketch off) and was well-reviewed in Three Weeks and the Edfringe Review.

In Dave’s Margarita Dreams Jack is Colin – on his way to a hot date in his flatmate’s borrowed skirt; philandering fishmonger Derek; the Five-Minute Detective himself: Inspector Thurston, who can solve a mystery in the time it takes Poirot to oil his moustache; Sharon (Lionel’s ex, and Cicely’s future wife – or is it Horst’s future husband?); Ian, Theoretical Physicist (very) extraordinaire; hopeless lothario Rob; Dave’s sanctimonious father; and Nurse Kray, proud graduate of Bullies Anonymous, now all too eager to “cure” poor shy Godfrey. Characters as different as the ingredients of a Margarita, that all make strange sense when blended together.