Wednesday 7 February 2007
Everyman, Cheltenham

The Last Laugh

The Last Laugh

A new comedy by Richard Harris
Directed by Bob Tomson

In this hilarious and moving satire, Martin Freeman (best known for his role as the laconic, love-sick Tim in The Office) plays a beleaguered comedy troupe writer who, obliged by law to submit his latest script for government approval, has to go toe-to-toe with a newly appointed hard-nosed government censor, played by Roger Lloyd Pack (Only Fools and Horses, The Vicar of Dibley).

As he diligently attempts to rework his play, incorporating the censor’s multitudinous and unconventional edits, the most unlikely partnership starts to flourish and the men become engaged in a ‘conspiracy of two’, crafting the funniest play they can imagine, whilst the spectre of the outside world threatens to destroy everything.