The Good, The Bad, The Silly at The Barons Court Theatre

Broken Gods Productions with an absurd comedy which turns to religious despair

The good the bad and the silly

July 1, 2024

An outlaw in the Wild West stumbles upon a peculiar saloon run by a wacky barman. As eccentric characters enter the saloon one-by-one, the outlaw and his new-found assistant must discover the truth behind the Saloon’s mysterious effects, despite everyone’s lack of memory. Absurd comedy turns to religious despair in this wacky slapstick adventure from Broken Gods Productions. Can the cowboy in the black hat connect the dots or will the Saloon swallow these drifters for good?

Written by Luke Road and directed by Calum McArthur, the hour long play runs from 16 -27 July with performances at 7.30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Along with the regular cast there will be a guest each night from the charity White City theatre project offering a young person the chance to perform alongside professional actors.

Tickets cost £15 or £10 for concessions.

Later in the month sees the UK premiere of Funny Guy, a dark comedy set in contemporary New York. Funny Guy features two thirty-something couples who are forced to confront reality when a giant neon marionette storms into their aspirational world. This be-careful-what-you-wish-for morality play for our troubled times featuring a unique glass tube neon marionette premiere in London before transferring to Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a full run. Book your tickets here:

Funny Guy explores the fragile underpinnings of love, friendship, and ambition in the lives of two thirty-something couples attempting to survive challenging times.

As Dan (Jud Meyers) and Emma (Karen Genaro Dosanjh) engage with Bill (Jesse R. Tendler) and Margie (Clara Francesca) in a tragi-comedy spiked with ambition, lust and betrayal, a glowering neon giant (Tommy Vance) storms into view and harshly illuminates their innermost desires and motivations. The towering marionette challenges the two couples to confront reality as they try to unpick the tangled chaos of their lives, before turning its searing neon light onto the audience.

Set in contemporary New York and written by multi-media artist Patrick Nash, Funny Guy introduces a unique element to the stage - a larger-than-life real neon marionette. Nash says: “Funny Guy offers audiences a unique, immersive experience that sits at the intersection of drama and innovation. It challenges perceptions and ignites introspection.”

Funny Guy

Performances are on 25, 26 and 27 July at 9.30pm and tickets cost £15 or £10 for concessions. To book email or call the box office on 020 8932 4747.

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