Barnstaple's Fringe Theatre Festival
June 25th-28th 2015

Graveside Manner

Bill Jones


Doom, gloom and death has never been so funny. This one man comedy show, written and performed by Bill Jones, invites you to take a look at the life of Miserable Malcom, a man still pining after his ex-girlfriend and totally consumed by the miseries of life.

With the simplest of sets and the minimum of props, the performance is entirely character driven and through a combination of poetry readings and audience interaction you are invited into Malcolm’s world…and the further in you go, the funnier it gets.

With the performance taking place in such a small and intimate venue, at first it feels a little uncomfortable, as though you are intruding on someone’s personal space. But it doesn’t take long for Malcolm to make you feel welcome, if only so that he can pass on some of his misery to you with hilarious results!

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this performance but the forty five minutes flew by and I left with a smile on my face and a tear in my eye…a tear of laughter I might add. This is definitely a show to see.
The Daily Fringe