Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Monster Raving Loony transferring to Soho Theatre

Following its UK premiere at Theatre Royal Plymouth, Monster Raving Loony is transferring to the Soho Theatre.

The show will open on 17th May (previews from 14th May) and run until 18th June 2016. Described as "fast-paced, hilarious and (slightly) bonkers", Monster Raving Loony is directed by Simon Stokes.

The original cast - Joseph Alessi, Camilla Beeput, Joanna Brookes, Jack Brown, Samuel James and composer/musician Tom Attwood - will all reprise their roles for the London transfer. Monster Raving Loony has set & costume design by Bob Bailey, lighting by Chahine Yavroyan, audio visual design by Duncan McLean and sound by Gregory Clarke. Guest Director is Cal McCrystal (with a trademark bravura farce contribution).

Using the life and exploits of Screaming Lord Sutch to examine the state of the nation and Britain’s post-war identity crisis, Samuel James reprises his critically acclaimed role as Sutch, a ventriloquist channelling the cultural voices around him. 

Seen through the eyes of this one extraordinary man, James Graham displays his playwriting virtuosity and in his forensic, sardonic, finger on the pulse style, tells the story of Sutch through a cavalcade of comic characters from music hall to Monty Python, panto to Partridge. Can our British sense of humour begin to uncover who we are, where we have been and where we might be going next?

Photo Credit: Manuel Harlan

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