Don’t Even Joke

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A comedy about death for three actresses and an old dog.


Delicious, delightful and deluded, three ageing actresses decide the time has come to throw off the shackles of a fickle industry – no longer to be dependent for work on misogynist employers or victims of an unfair system. So they retreat to Italy to craft a theatrical vehicle for themselves, only for an earthquake to rattle the town, bury half the inhabitants and shake every certainty that the women thought was theirs. Out of this destruction, can something creative emerge?

Don’t Even Joke is a comedy about death and creativity for three actresses and an old dog.

Character list:

  • Adele, 50s
  • Hester, 60s
  • Jax, 70s

Set: Multi-locational.

Production history:

Don’t Even Joke had a rehearsed reading in London in April 2016 featuring Siân Philips, Anita Dobson and Rebecca Front, directed by Matthew Gould.

The play is in development for a production in 2017

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