Presented by Christopher Green and The Yard Theatre
25th February – 8th March 2020
Olivier Award winner Christopher Green (The Home, Tina C, Office Party) has, for once, got cold feet.
Renowned for creating spectacle after spectacle which have wowed, intrigued and beguiled audiences internationally, this time the responsibility may become a little bit much.
‘Christopher Green: No Show’ has been over two decades in the making. It’s the culmination of 25 years of entertaining tens of thousands of audience members and learning exactly what makes them tick, what they want.
For his next trick, our hero toys with what keeps an audience in the room. Tension? Anticipation? Entertainment?
In an moment when political leaders fly to Hawaii while their country burns; would rather play golf than actively govern; and where hiding in a fridge is a better option than allowing press to see you are vastly unprepared; Christopher Green asks who will step in when the person who’s meant to be ‘running the show’ just doesn’t. Is this the perfect metaphor for the state of everything – or just another gimmick?
Christopher Green has decades of experience in the industry – creating bespoke, immersive and experiential work around the accepted areas of live art like The Home – an overnight stay in a nursing home – Office Christmas Party, a massive night out in, well, an office. He is a Music Hall cabaret legend, has had a successful career in comedy and play writing for BBC Radio 4 and has really lovely hair.
Join Christopher Green, the reluctant performer. So what if he’s a No Show?
On ‘Ida Barr’s Mash Up’
“Marie Lloyd meets Missy Elliott. Awe inspiring” – The Guardian
On ‘The Home’
“an unforgettable feat of emotional engineering.” – ★★★★ The Guardian
“… a disorientating, provocative experience…. Theatrically the piece is audacious, springing a series of head-spinning surprises. This is the kind of art that leaves its mark on you. Unnerving, and uncomfortably compelling” – The Times
Green creates “..a deeply unsettling experience; one that gets right to the core of contemporary life” – ★★★★ What’s On Stage
“Tests the limits of theatre…. Very funny and genuinely discomforting…at its fiendish, exhilarating best it makes you question not just attitudes to porn but how we experience reality.” – Lyn Gardner