Set against the backdrop of the harsh economic times of 1979, The Knowledge is based on the iconic 1979 TV film comedy, written by Jack Rosenthal, and follows the hilarious struggles of four Londoners as they attempt to better themselves by attempting the fearsome “Knowledge” - the process of becoming a London black cab driver. Standing between them and the coveted Green Badge is the eccentric Mr. Burgess, the examiner. Also known as “The Vampire”, he is on an obsessive mission to maintain standards.
The Knowledge cast includes of Steven Pacey as Mr Burgess, Celine Abrahams as Brenda, James Alexandrou Gordon, Jenna Augen as Val, Louise Callaghan as Miss Staveley, Ben Caplan as Ted, Michael Chance as Arab Tourist, Alice Felgate as Janet and Fabien Frankel as Chris.
Acclaimed actress and writer Maureen Lipman is to direct this world stage premiere. The rest of the creative team is made up of Nicolai Hart-Hansen (Set Design), Jonathan Lipman (Costume Design) and Andrew Johnson (Sound Design).
Graeme of Thrones
WINTER IS COMING TO THE WEST END THIS SEPTEMBER
CRITICS’ CHOICE: The Times / Evening Standard / Metro
Straight from its world tour success, critically acclaimed comedy parody Graeme of Thrones will transfer to London’s West End at the Charing Cross Theatre this autumn.
In this theatrical journey through the Seven Kingdoms, avid ‘Thrones’ fan Graeme just wants to recreate his favourite fantasy saga on stage. He doesn’t quite have the same budget as the TV show, or as many cast members, or the performance skills required, but he’s sure George RR Martin would approve – and that’s what matters. But when news reaches him that an influential theatrical producer is in the building, Graeme decides that this could be his big break - as long as nothing goes wrong...
After huge success in Chicago, Toronto, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. Londoners can now discover a show which Time Out described as ‘a must for any Game Of Thrones fan’, and caused a woman in Norwich to vomit into her handbag, and was even banned from performing in Malaysia.
Created by a team of some of the UK’s top comedy writers, Graeme Of Thrones is an original and un-authorized parody on the international phenomenon that is Game Of Thrones. A treat for fans and an introduction for the unenlightened.
See it before the inevitable lawsuit!
“Funny, with spot-on gags and lo-fi props… These are writers and performers who live on the more inventive edge of the comedy scene ... they deserve to be cherished." ★★★★
“Stupidly enjoyable ... their comic timing is superb”
“A roller coaster ride of beheadings, incest and war”
The West Australian
“Obsessed with Game Of Thrones? This my… Jon-Snow-loving friends, is the show for you”
Cambridge Evening News