THE DIARY OF A NOBODY

The KING'S HEAD THEATRE  |  20TH JANUARY - 14TH FEBRUARY 2014     

‘I left the room with silent dignity, but caught my foot in the mat.’

4 male actors, 45 mix gender roles, a stage full of props, a party, a brawl, a broken engagement and a lot of bad puns. This is a comedy of lovingly controlled chaos.

Evelyn Waugh called The Diary of a Nobody ‘the funniest book in the world’. First published in the 1800s, it tells the story of a self-important but tender-hearted Victorian office-worker. Mr. Pooter never loses his sense of humour as he is made to deal with the trails of everyday life - a wayward son, trouble at the office, house hold improvements gone wrong and the annoyance of catching your foot in the mat whilst trying to leave the room in silent dignity.

This cult Victorian novel is transformed into an uproarious comedy through inventive and imaginative staging. Balancing moments of wild humour against the insightful depiction of an ordinary life and happy marriage, this is a show with a surreal comic flair and a strongly beating emotional heart.

The King's Head Theatre

115 Upper Street, London N1 1QN

Dates: 20th January - 14th February  2015

Times: All dates 7 pm | 14th Feb 3.15pm, 7pm

Tickets: £10 - £25 

THE WHITE BEAR THEATRE | JUNE 2014

THE KING'S HEAD THEATRE | JULY - AUGUST 2014

 

TimeOut ★★★

“Rough Haired Pointer’s production is great fun…. It captures the original’s sharp subtext, frivolous wit and heavy irony, while also being very, very silly…  With his attempts to be somebody, this nobody is highly entertaining”

 

The Stage ★★★★

"The comic Victorian novel receives a riotous post-modern makeover with hilarious results from a crack cast of four"

 

Islington Gazette ★★★★ 

"Humorously inventive and wonderfully imagined"

 

Exeunt ★★★★

“An effervescently enjoyable show that does something new and interesting with a well-loved classic. Performed by an exceptional cast, it has… a light touch, a strong voice and a killer sense of humour”

 

Younger Theatre

"Highly uproarious, incredible witty, thoroughly enjoyable and utterly charming”

 

The Upcoming ★★★★★

“A rip-roaring, entertaining evening…. Quirky and original, this play will not disappoint…relaxed, delightful and charming”

 

Remote Goat ★★★★★

“If you’re looking for a production that’s as unique, side splittingly funny and completely unapologetic there is no doubt in my mind that you should go. Heart-warming with ingenious comic timing, this is a production that will leave you chuckling down the street… a real theatrical diamond"

 

The Public Reviews ★★★★1/2 

“The comic timing is impeccable, the silences are awkward, the asides to the audience are sincere, the sound effects are funny…a very singular piece of theatre”

 

Views From The Gods ★★★★

“Brilliantly barmy… he Diary of a Nobody is another well-executed production by Rough Haired Pointer with such a broad appeal that all the nobodies, somebodies - anybodies - will be hugely entertained”

 

London City Nights

“This is an insanely talented group of individuals, all of whom click together on stage like clockwork…At best, it's almost as if this 126 year old material is being improvised on the spot“

 

Everything Theatre ★★★★

‘It’s always a danger to see someone take a well-loved book and try to bring it to life, but Rough Haired Pointer have done a brilliant job with this hysterical play… a delightful adaptation”