The Diary of a Nobody returns
Wednesday 30 August 2017
London Fringe - New shows
Rough Haired Pointer return to the King's Head Theatre, Islington, with their adaptation of the classic comic novel The Diary of a Nobody - from 31 October to 18 November 2017.
Image: King's Head Theatre
First published in 1892, the comic novel The Diary of a Nobody was written by two brothers: George and Weedon Grossmith, with illustrations drawn by Weedon.
The work appeared as a serial in Punch magazine between 1888 and 1889 and initial reactions to the work were not exactly overwhelming.
Nevertheless, it grew to be regarded by critics as a classic humorous work and, apparently, has never been out of print since its initial publication.
Evelyn Waugh described it in his essay 'One Way to Immortality', as "the funniest book in the world".
The Diary tells the story of a self-important but tender-hearted Victorian office-worker.
"Mr. Pooter never loses his sense of humour as he is made to deal with the trials of everyday life - a wayward son, trouble at the office, household improvements gone wrong and the annoyance of catching your foot in the mat whilst trying to leave the room in silent dignity."
In the hands of theatre company Rough Haired Pointer it is transformed into an "... uproarious comedy through inventive and imaginative staging.
Balancing moments of wild humour against the insightful depiction of an ordinary life and happy marriage, this is a show with a surreal comic flair and a strongly beating emotional heart."
With a cast of 4 male actors, 45 mix gender roles, a stage full of props, a party, a brawl, a broken engagement and a lot of bad puns, you can expect a comedy of lovingly controlled chaos!
To give a flavour of the production, here's the trailer from 2015 ...
King's Head Theatre
115 Upper Street
London N1 1QN
31 October to 18 November 2017
From £10 to £19.50