by Alan Ayckbourn
The play is set
in a TV studio in the near future, where a director (a once-famous alcoholic
has-been), and his female assistants (who are also a couple) are making a
daytime soap opera of the usual appalling sort. The difference is that they
are using actoids - robots programmed to act - and there are no
this situation comes the idealistic Adam, nephew of the millionaire station
owner, who wants to write comedy of the quality that Chaplin and Keaton once
embodied. Suddenly custard pies, comedy trips and double takes are back on
the slapstick comedy menu!
when Adam falls in love with Jacie Triplethree (JC333), one of the actoids
on the show, everything is turned upside down - as Jacie grows more human
and the line between actoid and human narrows.
really explode when the pair run off together to face the outside world -
and the obvious problems it will bring them as a couple!
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