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Russ Abbot in Glass Chair Chair Glass

Glass Chair Chair Glass

Absolutely Productions produces another innovative, star studded play for Radio 3 Drama. Following their hugely successful and critically acclaimed Flann O’Brien Drama ‘Your Only Man’ Absolutely productions have teamed up with writer Annie Caulfield again to produce ‘Glass Chair Chair Glass’ which will have its UK premier on Sunday 18th September on BBC Radio 3 at 8:30pm.

Russ Abbott, Harriett Walter, Allan Corduner, Emily Bruni and Hugh Ross star in Glass Chair Chair Glass, a 90 minute play that imagines a day when Tommy Cooper met playwright Eugene Ionesco. It could have happened. Their worlds collide making us cry, wonder and fall down laughing.

It’s a sunny morning in Paris, 1975, and in the throes of a paranoia laced drunken spree, Tommy Cooper may not be in the best place to enter Eugene Ionesco’s world, where events have the logic of a dream, where people don’t tell the truth or even know what it is and where mysterious and brutal threats are always close. Survivor of Nazis and Stalinists, in permanent exile from his native Romania, Ionesco was always drawn to anarchic comedy as the only way to express the world. His plays generate emotion rather than obvious meaning because he felt life was too unstable to mean very much. Ionesco and Tommy Cooper’s world views collide with surprising results, concluding that laughter is often the only real revolution we have left.

A play that waltzes us through thoughts about the state of the world, how to make a salt pot disappear and travel on imaginary motorbikes roar into life, as Cooper and Ionesco ask the question; Is comedy just, business, escapism or is it for the soul?

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Annie Caulfield, Writer of Glass Chair Chair Glass

Gordon Kennedy, Producer

Abbot on Cooper

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