Manchester International Festival 2011
11 – 17 July 2011 Pavilion Theatre
Johnny Vegas returns to Manchester International Festival with a new theatre show in the Festival’s own performance space, the Pavilion Theatre on Albert Square.
Following the success of his darkly original show Interiors, the feel bad hit of MIF07, Johnny Vegas will make theatrical history this summer in a hugely ambitious show entitled And Another Thing…
Exploring the world of the home shopping TV channel, Vegas, Kevin Eldon and Emma Fryer play three members of a shopping channel team with very different attitudes, aims and aspirations. As we watch them at work behind and literally live in front of the cameras we catch a glimpse of their private and very public lives.
In a unique experiment the show is presented in ‘Theatrivision’, as Vegas and MIF team up with shopping channel Ideal World. Each performance, Vegas and his cast will be beamed live into the homes of Ideal World’s TV audience as actual shopping channel presenters selling products – live.
Audiences in the theatre will get to see both sides of these characters – their off air and their live personas. Audiences at home, watching the shopping channel, get the unexpected and entertaining experience of having Vegas and Fryer selling to them while Eldon multi-tasks as his on stage character as well as Ideal World’s ‘floor manager’.