Miscellaneous subjects that crossed my mind while listening to a lecture about Chuck Jones’s Hunting Trilogy (1951-53)
(which was nevertheless really good).
I am sitting in a lecture about a series of Chuck Jones cartoons, but my thoughts drift off in various directions.
There's my friendship with the person I came with, the T-shirts I have at home, my favourite words, my favourite books, and the schism on London’s high streets between the conflicting denominations of launderettes and laundrettes.
And all the while, the lecturer is following her own sweet way, exploring new meanings in the films, quoting obscure academics and offering a different way of looking at the world.
Are any of us following the script?
Aren’t we all in some kind of pronoun trouble?
Using Powerpoint and stand-up, Pronoun Trouble combines a fact-adjacent lecture about three extraordinary cartoons and a whole ton of other topics that sometimes come to mind.
It was first performed at The Idler Academy at the Port Eliot Festival in July 2017. Here are a couple of photos:
And it had a one-off London date at The Hen and Chickens Theatre Bar on 4th October 2017.
Audience members took to social media to describe the show as brilliant, hilarious, wonderful, clever, surreal and very, very, very silly.
I plan on performing the piece in 2018 at Trouble At Mill in Farsley, West Yorkshire, and other locations.
Contact me if you'd like to book a performance of the 'lecture' and I can send a full offer document as well as technical requirements.
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