Coming Soon: Comic Potential

by Alan Ayckbourn | directed by Malcolm Jones | Bromley Theatre Guild Full-Length Play Festival Entry 2018

Performance dates

Monday, 12th – Saturday, 17th March 2018, 8pm

Cast

Jacie Triplethree –  Emma Berryman

Adam Trainsmith – Peter Al-Sheikhli

Chandler (Chance) Tate – Martin Sapsford

Lester Trainsmith –  Tim James

Carla Pepperbloom – Karen Peters Parker

Prim Spring – Caroline Shufflebotham

Trudi Floote – Fifi Benham

Marmion Cedilla – Fleur Buckley

Other characters played by Tim James, Fleur Buckley, James Riley, Richard Trantom and Louise Garraway

Alan Ayckbourn’s Comic Potential  was written and first performed in 1998 when it swept the board in Best Actress awards for Janie Dee as Jacie. It is set in the foreseeable future in a world in which television actors have been replaced by androids (called “actoids”). As well as being a satire on the television industry, it also creates nostalgia for the golden age of film comedy of Buster Keaton and Oliver Hardy and, at heart, is also a love story, as Adam falls  in love with young nurse actoid JCF31-333, or Jacie Triplethree as she prefers to be known!

 

 

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