The Untethered Joke

Dates and Times

Tue 16 – Thu 18 November at 7.15pm

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Ticket information

£8 (work-in-progress)

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Presented by Hannah Ringham and Sue MacLaine

The Untethered Joke is a work-in-progress; the ideas are nascent, combustible, reckless, funny, violent, and the product of a new collaboration between Hannah Ringham and Sue MacLaine who will be onstage together and apart.

This is a dirty protest; demanding, cajoling and refusing. A performance that involves hurling autobiographical crumbs, declarations of love, elite conversation, jokes and poems from mountain tops of their own making.

The Untethered Joke is a pas-de-deux, a double act, a tete-a-tete, a call to arms and a call to tea. It is about loyalty, cruelty and endeavour and is performed by two fools taking on the world and each other.

Guidance and advice from Maiko Yamanoto [Theatre Replacement, Vancouver]

Photo credit: Hugo Glendinning

The Untethered Joke began life at the Action Hero 2019 residency ‘You Want to Be My Wingman’ and is supported by Arts Council England, Camden People’s Theatre and Cambridge Junction.

On Free Show (bring money)
‘Ringham plays the audience for all she is worth, offering sob stories, fairytales and the promise
of a return on our investment…… and yes, she was worth it’ – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

On Can I Start Again Please – Total Theatre Award winner for Experimentation, Innovation & Playing with Form
‘You emerge wondering how a staging so kind can be so devastating’ – Maxie Szalwinksa, The Sunday Times



Within the conversation which takes place withinthe show subjects such as depression, suicide, assault and violence may be touched upon.


The company don’t believe there are any health warnings in this performance.

If you have any other questions or enquiries that are not covered here please do get in touch by emailing [email protected].

About the company

A new collaboration between Sue MacLaine and Hannah Ringham.

Upcoming Performances

Tue 16 Nov, 2021
7:15 pm
Wed 17 Nov, 2021
7:15 pm
Thu 18 Nov, 2021
7:15 pm