Comic Potential

Comic Potential

Tower Theatre Company

Comic Potential

by Alan Ayckbourn 

Directed by Victor Craven

" of the funniest plays of the year..." (The Observer)

Why do we laugh? Why do we love? Why do all lonely-hearts ads demand a Good Sense Of Humour?

" astute, big-hearted play that even as it makes us laugh, asks us why we do." (Financial Times)

In the near future, an android develops emotions and an aspiring writer falls in love with her. But where he sees potential, others see malfunction.

" of Ayckbourn's sharpest and most topical satires. He has gone back to the future to show us the way we live now." (Daily Telegraph)

Winner of Olivier, Evening Standard and London Critics' Circle awards, Comic Potential is an hilarious and moving story by the master of theatrical comedy. Set in the future where everything is different except human nature, the play is a satire on television, a discourse on comedy and a story dealing with the nature of love.

"As with all Ayckbourn's best plays, you are watching a comedy-farce, and suddenly find that tragedy comes out of the wood-work and grins at you." (Sunday Times)

Adam Trainsmith : Andy Murton
ChandlerTate : Ian Hoare
Lester Trainsmith/Hotel Desk Clerk/Hotel Waiter 1 : Richard Kirby
Young Man/Marmion/Hotel Waiter 2/Technician :
Michael Bettell
Jacie Triplethree : Helena Franklin
Trudi Floote/Girl in Dress Shop : Courtney Farrow
Prim Spring : Simona Hughes
Carla Pepperbloom : Anne Connell
Mother/Farmer's Wife/Dress Shop Assistant/
Prostitute : Janet South

Production Team
Director : Victor Craven
Set Design : Roger Beaumont
Lighting Design : Stephen Ley
Sound Design : Victor Craven
Music Composition : Paul Rissmann
Movement Director : Ruth Sullivan
Stage Manager : Aysha Tupman
Assistant Stage Managers : Michelle Roebuck, Tom Tillery, Jill Ruane
Lighting Operator : Adrian Calvo-Valderrama
Sound Operator : Alex Buckley
Costume Supervisor : Jill Batty
Make-up and Hair Design : Nikola Wells
Assistant Director : Caitlin Homes
Dialect Coach : Lily Ann Coleman
Publicity Manager : Ann Blumenstock

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