An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman walk into a joke...
Three characters, apparently born into a void with no memory, must work out who and where they are. Are they the constituents of a joke, or a story, or is the joke ultimately on them?
Below is a filmed early version of the play. It has since undergone extensive changes and rewrites, and we hope to perform the new version soon.
Filmed, recorded and edited by Mercury Pictures, with thanks
“Freeman has mastered the joke-drama ratio. We're caught from the outset. We are privy to the best of theatre... This is the Gold Standard. We are honoured and privileged... Chances are, it will be moving into the West End and, if we’re lucky, Broadway... This is a “don’t miss this” if there ever was one.”
THE MAIL ON SUNDAY
"Perfect... a hoot."
“excellent... consistently funny... a treat from beginning to end.”
EDINBURGH REPORTER *****
"Who knew that three men, a massage table and a pair of spoons could cause such hilarity? Razor-sharp, rapid-fire one-liners, exquisite wordplay… a delight… I think this might be my favourite show this year at The Fringe. If it's not then it has certainly set the bar VERY high."
EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS *****
"a comic masterclass... laugh out loud funny ... Freeman's layered and thoughtful script... A Joke will keep you laughing and set you thinking."
BROADWAY WORLD *****
"a delight... excellent... "
BROADWAY BABY ****
“irresistible... mastery ... razor-sharp dialogue and rapid-fire one-liners.”
THE SKINNY ****
“Dan Freeman's text... delivering consistent eruptions from the audience... faultless... twisting and turning and revealing that the real enjoyment isn’t from the eventual gag, but from the journey.
"delightfully absurdist… greatly enjoyable"
JANICE FORSYTH, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND
"a terrific play"
"sharp, satirical and effortlessly amusing"
“... a privilege to witness... masterful... The audience were transported... There are laughs and big laughs and moments of stillness and sadness... hilarity... a truly astounding show... Recommended.”
ALL EDINBURGH THEATRE.COM *****
"A beautifully presented piece of theatre... excellent... Freeman's direction is an object lesson in how to present a comedy... Whether you want a thought-provoking hour or some laughs, this is for you."
"hilarious... this break-neck hour of exhilarating theatre."