Tough Time, Nice Time
A secret, a spa in Bangkok, and two naked Germans...
Martin, an ex rent-boy lawyer, offers to share his tales of misfortune with Stefan, a jaded hack writer on a junket. Together they engage in an intricate exchange of outrageous stories, weaving through movies, sex, celebrity and genocide.
Written and performed by David Woods and Jon Haynes, Tough time, nice time is challenging, vividly imaginative and utterly absorbing. With razor-sharp dialogue and lightning pace, Ridiculusmus plunge into the deepest and darkest of places to bring us a tragicomic exploration of two people trying to make sense of their lives through the tales they tell.
‘An acutely and hilariously observed snapshot of a world going rapidly down the plughole.’ Time Out
AGE RECOMMENDATION: 18+
*A Night Less Ordinary - There are a limited number of free tickets available for this performance to those aged 16-25. Please contact the box office for further details.
Join the Artists: Masterclasses and Events 2009/10
LECTURE DEMO: Comedy - a dialogue between Dr Jonathan Haynes and Dr David Woods (Co Artistic Directors of Ridiculusmus)
Tues 27th October from 2pm – 4pmЈ5 / Ј4 concessions
You are funny. Everyone is funny, some choose to use this gift, some haven't the will, and others think it beneath them and choose not to. Some celebrate its use, others merely come across it. Some are completely cut off and unaware of it. All of us can develop it if we choose. Dr Dave and Dr Jon (aka Ridiculusmus) discuss the merits and pitfalls of practising (and analysing) comedy as they attempt to articulate a pathway to funniness.
Contact the Nuffield Box Office: 01524 594151 firstname.lastname@example.orgOr book online www.nuffieldtheatre.com
Monday 26 October 2009 to Tuesday 27 October 2009 @ 8pm