Come back with us to the late sixties and see this way-ahead-of-its-time comedy programme, complete with the occasional cock-ups, the original warm-up and incredible sound-effects… nostalgic and very, very funny.
Men From The Ministry was a classic BBC radio comedy that was broadcast from 1962 to 1977, a total of fourteen series and 147 shows. It was often seen as the first Yes Minister; uproariously funny and often bitingly satirical.
Set in the fictitious ‘General Assistance Department’ the premise of bowler hatted twittery within the confines of the British Civil Service appealed to audiences all over the world.
This theatrical version stars SYDNEY STEVENSON and contains three extended versions of the radio scripts, written by two of the original writers.
Shaista Aziz has just finished recording her BBC Radio 2 Pause for Thoughts scripts.
The first broadcast goes out on Dec 30th.
She referenced Mahmoud Darwish, Audre Lorde aaaaand the mighty Wu Tang Clan, but obviously not in the same script, because that much awesomeness would’ve made the wireless combust. And that would be TERRIBLE for integration!
Michelle Neil and Sibling Productions present
Written by Eliza Power
Directed by Milla Jackson
Press Night: Thu 10 Nov, 7.30pm
Tue 8 – Sun 27 Nov
Tue 8 – Sun 20 Nov and Sat 26 – Sun 27 Nov, 7.30pm; Mon 21 Nov, 9.30pm.
Matinees Sat 19 and 26 Nov, 3pm.
No show Sun 13 – Mon 14 Nov and Tue 22 – Fri 25 Nov
£12.50 (plus 75p booking fee)
Cash tickets available 30mins before show start
Booking information: featherstheplay.com
Eliza Power’s modern reworking of Tereus, Procne and Philomena from Ovid’s Metamorphoses returns to London for the first time since 2012, where it enjoyed sell-out runs at the Etcetera Theatre and Edinburgh and Sydney Fringe Festivals.
Directed by Milla Jackson, sex, lies and black comedy permeate Feathers, blending mythological symbolism and contemporary dialogue to create a dark tale of two sisters bound together by a past neither can escape.
When Marisa and Dan welcome Marisa’s estranged sister Edie into their home, to help care for their toddler son, their marriage is put to the test. Their marriage, already marred by interference from Marisa’s meddling best friend and the hint of infidelity, begins to splinter as Marisa’s sister’s
behavior becomes more and more erratic.
As birds die and fall out of the sky, Edie, struggling to settle into the fractured household finds solace in her new lover Nathan. But as Dan’s undeniable attraction to Edie develops, a dark history between the two sisters begins to emerge…
★★★★★ Refreshingly honest, emotive and at times mysterious Camden Gazette
★★★★★ Sharp, slick and shocking drama… incredibly funny and moving Broadway Baby
★★★★ Utterly convincing and wholly owned Three Weeks