The 2000 Year Old Man - Jewish Community Centre
JW3, the Jewish Community Centre in North West London will present the first ever staged performance of The 2000 Year Old Man by Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner, adapted by Kerry Shale, from 9 to 22 March 2015.
The comedy, which originally starred Brooks, takes the audience on a journey through all the major earthly discoveries: fire, sex and the nectarine. The 2000 year old man reveals his memories of Joan of Arc (“what a cutie”), Robin Hood (“he stole from everybody and kept it”) and the Spanish Inquisition (years before Monty Python). Each performance will feature an exact re-creation of the original timing, edited from five albums.
The production will star Kerry Shale as The Man and Chris Neill as the Interviewer, who will wear earphones to capture the flavour of the original sketches. It will be directed by Matthew Lloyd who was previously Co-Artistic Director of the Manchester Royal Exchange.