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Ginger Hibiscus | Joy at the Etcetera Theatre
Ginger Hibiscus | Joy at the Etcetera Theatre
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07 Jan LOOK AHEAD: Joy at the Etcetera Theatre

Three men. Three different walks of life. One problem. Joy…or lack thereof.

Velvet Trumpet present an evening of darkly funny monologues delving into the lives of three lonely men desperately seeking joy.

When Michael’s marriage fails and he is forced to move in with his brother, it’s fair to say that life has taken a turn for the worse. All seems lost until he meets the love of his life over a slice of toast at a party. Could this be the start of something special?

Thames cop Roger has come to a local primary school to tell the kids all about his work solving crime on the river. But it’s not his usual beat and he’s not happy about it. Can this fish out of water successfully educate his audience without resentment getting in the way?

Lonely tube driver Phil ferries thousands of passengers up and down the Bakerloo line every day. The same line, the same stops, the same announcements. But who’s actually listening?

The answer to all these questions is of course ’no’ (except the third one which is technically ‘no one’). But you get the picture.

The picture’s bleak.


Written by Thomas Jones and Nikolai Ribnikov, and starring Jon Cottrell, Thomas Jones and Simon Grujich, Joy will show at the Etcetera Theatre for 6 days in February.

Venue: Etcetera Theatre
Dates: 17th – 22nd February 2015, 9.30pm
For tickets and information:
Social media: use hashtag #joyVT