Laughing Matter

Laughing-Matter-217x300“When you died everything was thrown into sharp focus, because it doesn’t matter. It really doesn’t matter that you died. But it’s still so shit.”

Hello, I invite the members of The Philosophical Society of England to End of Moving Walkway’s new show Laughing Matter, which runs at the King’s Head Theatre from 22 June to 16 July. It follows our critically acclaimed and award nominated revivals of Will Eno’s Oh, the Humanity and Arthur Miller’s first produced play The Man Who Had All the Luck. James is a theatre maker. He was developing a verbatim piece about family, using secret recordings of mundane conversations with his own family as stimulus, when – quite unexpectedly – his dad died. Free will is an illusion and the universe is massive. Everything is an accident and everything is a story. All the world’s a stage. That chair is a gravestone. So how can anything matter? This is a play about death. about Family. about Relationships. It’s a play about life.

Artistic Director Paul Lichtenstern (Best Director nominee Off West End Awards 2014) and Producer Tahmid Chowdhury (Kevin Spacey Artist of Choice Winner 2015 UK Theatre for Re:Home) are joined by award winning Lighting and Video Designer Richard Williamson; and a cast of EOMW veteran Keith Hill and promising young actor James Thomson – recently offered a place at the prestigious Jacques Lecoq theatre school in Paris. support for the company comes from A C Grayling and Sir Trevor Nunn.

Previews are running from the 22nd-26th June, with tickets priced from £10 – £14, available for purchase here.

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About Michael Bavidge

Michael Bavidge was a lecturer in philosophy at the Centre for Lifelong Learning, Newcastle University. For ten years before he retired, he ran the Adult Education Programme at the university. He has written on psychopathy and the law, pain and suffering, and animal minds. With Ian Ground he wrote 'Do Animals Need a 'Theory of Mind?' which appeared in Against Theory of Mind edited by Ivan Laudar and Alan Costall (2009). Suffering and Choice in Pain, Suffering and Healing ed, Peter Wemyss-Gorman (2011).

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