Alumna Zoë Coombs Marr (NWF 2010, 2008) presents her brilliant new play Is This Thing On? at Belvoir this October, painting a portrait of a life lived in a comedy routine. Well, five overlapping comedy routines.
Brianna is a stand-up comedian. This is her life, from a boring childhood to slow self-realisation. Drink. Standing in smelly rooms with strange men who all tell the same jokes. Vomiting on stage. Carrying on anyway. Five Briannas, at different ages, are performed by five foolhardy actresses in a play that’s funny. And not funny.
Is This Thing On? is about being funny when funny is all you have – a magnificent and stupid quest for one shining moment of specialness within a sea of mediocrity. And it’s so good that the Belvoir season has been extended till 2 November. Get into it!