THAT JOKE ISN’T FUNNY ANYMORE
Barons Court Theatre, London, May 2010.
Directed by Andrew Cleaver.
Cast: Mark Elias, Pete Picton, Sacha Walker, Isabel Carr, Julian Farrance, Tony Rowden
Stand-up comedian Leon Shepherd can’t get arrested. Spending yet another lonely night in his bedsit, endlessly rehearsing his routine, he’s horrified to hear voices coming from his wardrobe. Out springs a compere to introduce a succession of people from Leon’s past who each take the microphone and perform stand-up routines in front of him.
“Michael Ross’s new play poses this question of how we narrate our life stories with intelligence and wit……This is a well-constructed and thought provoking play. At only an hour long, it leaves you wanting more…..There is a sensitive, somewhat maudlin touch here that leaves a lasting impression.” Edward Lukes, The London Magazine.