“My friend comes to me. Like most of my friends he’s a theatre maker. His dad has died. And he wants us to make a play about it.”
Based on believed to be true events, End of Moving Walkway’s first devised play, Laughing Matter, looks at ideas of fiction, representation and what it takes to live in an absurd world.
Taking the writing reigns for the first time, this thrilling and acclaimed young theatre company returns to the King’s Head Theatre following its critically acclaimed revival of Arthur Miller’s The Man Who Had All the Luck in 2015, and its What’s On Stage award nominated debut production of Will Eno’s Oh, the Humanity and Other Good Intentions at the Tabard Theatre in 2014.
“I laughed, I cried, I recognised and I celebrated. Oh our humanity indeed. I highly recommend.”
– Sir Trevor Nunn on Will Eno’s Oh, the Humanity and Other Good Intentions
James shows Paul his phone. On it is Quick Voice Pro, a voice recording app. He has hundreds of hours of recordings of conversations from his life. Taken in secret. James says that his mum doesn’t want him to make the play. Paul suggests that it’s probably not ethical. James reminds Paul that we’re all going to die anyway.
22 June – 16 July