by Farquhar, Robert

  • Bad Jazz New

Genre: Comedy

Cast 3 male 4 female

Length Full

Set Flexible

Licence World ex. US & Canada

ISBN 9780856762987

This provocative new comedy is about a group of desperate souls who come together in pursuit of a shared dream. It’s set in the ‘wannabe culture’, where everything is possible as long as you want it hard enough, and are willing to pay the price. Natasha is an actress but her latest role is going way too far for her boyfriend Ben. Guru theatre director Gavin is pushing the limits - but despite his reputation as an enfant terrible, he isn’t at all what he seems. Fellow actor Danny has a sexual appetite liable to land him in big trouble, while the producer Danielle is worried about the outrage Gavin’s production is sure to cause. And Writer Hannah has a story to tell, but does it still ring true? Bad Jazz is a gratuitous farce that exploits and satirises modern theatre, asking the question, ‘how far are you prepared to go?’

“You know a true comic playwright has arrived when the audience start laughing before the actors tell the jokes.” - The Guardian

“I didn’t think that when I read the stage direction, ‘she performs oral sex’, that meant…for real…on stage, in front of a paying audience”. - Bad Jazz


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