CP Theatre announce two plays at Barons Court Theatre


CP Theatre presents a new Writing Season from 11 to 23 May 2010 with two plays at the Barons Court Theatre, a fringe venue in West Kensington.

USHER , by Grigory Ryzhakov, from 11 to 16 May 2010. Directed by Sam Milsom. Cast includes Saskia Solomons, Christian Kyriacou, Sibylla Meienberg, Sadie Wilde. One evening Agie, a transsexual scientist, meets Ben, a young gay man with a hearing impairment. Ben and Agie are instantly attracted to one another, although Ben does not initially realise that Agie is a woman.The two become a couple, but later it emerges that Ben suffers from Usher Syndrome, a rare genetic disease, and is likely to become blind. Agie resolves to use her professional skills and contacts to assist him. Remarkably, she is able to cure the disease using gene therapy.But Fate has a further hand to play in this tale of love, guilt and forgiveness...

THAT JOKE ISN'T FUNNY ANY MORE by Michael Ross, from 18 to 23 May 2010. Directed by Andrew Cleaver. Cast includes Mark Elias, Pete Picton, Sacha Walker, Isabel Carr, Julian Farrance, Tony Rowden. Comedian Leon Shepherd is at his wits' end. Unable to get a gig since the mysterious disappearance of his comedy partner at the Edinburgh Festival, he's spending another night in his squalid London bedsit, endlessly rehearsing his routine, when suddenly the wardrobe door bursts open and out springs a bow-tied Yorkshireman to compere an evening of stand-up at which Leon must play the audience. When a police detective arrives to arrest Leon, it looks like the night's entertainment is at an end, but when he whips out a glove puppet, it seems he too is part of the show. But every joke needs a punchline, and like the best punchlines, this one will subvert everything that's gone before...

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