The Joke (2014)

Dates and Times

6 June 2014 to 7 June 2014 at 7pm

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Ticket information

All seats £5

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Part of our UK:RIP week

A work-in-development by Will Adamsdale and company, produced by Fuel.

Three men are trapped in a joke. But they don’t know how it goes…

This show – some kind of absurdist escape movie –  is based on an Englishman, Irishman and Scotsman joke gone wrong and explores our fascination with jokes; their structures, their prejudices and why we tell them in the first place. Following a week of research and development, Will Adamsdale and company invite you to a work-in-development sharing as part of the UK:RIP week at Camden People’s Theatre.

A collaboration with Stuart McQuarrie and Lloyd Hutchinson.

Funded by Arts Council England.

Will Adamsdale’s first solo show, Jackson’s Way, won the Perrier Award in 2004. In January 2011 he completed Jackson’s Way: The London Jacksathon! a 26 day, 26 venue tour of London. His other shows have been The Summer House, a collaboration with Neil Haigh, Matthew Steer and John Wright, The Receipt, a collaboration with sonic artist Chris Branch (Fringe First, Brits Off Broadway), and The Human Computer. Will’s film credits include The Wild and Wycked World of Brian Jones, The Boat That Rocked, Four Lions and Skeletons. He recently co-wrote and performed a new drama for Radio 4, Earls of Court. He gave directing advice to Stewart Lee on What Would Judas Do? and Josie Long on Be Honourable!  Will last performed at CPT in our January 2013 festival Beyond the Joke.

Fuel produces fresh work for adventurous people by inspiring artists. Founded in 2004 and led by Louise Blackwell and Kate McGrath, Fuel is a producing organisation working in partnership with some of the most exciting theatre artists in the UK to develop, create and present new work for all.  Fuel is currently producing projects with Will Adamsdale, Belarus Free Theatre, Clod Ensemble, Inua Ellams, Fevered Sleep, David Rosenberg, Sound&Fury, Will Tuckett, Uninvited Guests and Melanie Wilson.

UK:RIP is a week of activity exploring the possible breakup of Britain in light of the Scottish independence referendum.

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