What would you do if everyone in the world hated you? Would you run? Would you fight? Or would you try to make them laugh?
Donald Robertson has no mates and he isn't funny. But with guidance from his new mentor Gary, he hopes that this is all about to change.
A coming of age story that deconstructs the darker side of comedy and tells of one school boys struggle to over come his demons through humour.
Traverse Theatre 31st July – 24th August 2014
(part of the traverse theatres festival program)
Directed by Gareth Nicholls
Written and Performed by Gary McNair
Produced by the National Theatre Of Scotland in partnership with The Arches
Part of the Auteurs Project
“director Gareth Nicholls matches movement and delivery with needle-like precision”
- The Stage
“a joyous thing indeed”
- The List
“Our genial narrator is often very funny as he serves up these sharp ideas about comedy and cruelty and masculinity and pecking order”
- The Times
- The Scotsman
“Smart and cunningly constructed”
- The Guardian
“a wonderfully enticing story of friendship and stand-up comedy”
- The Public Reviews