In a dystopian future where Wales is reduced to a tourist leisure park. Ffion Jones, a hapless tour-guide, wants to start a revolution, thrusting her floppy leek into the air.
Once famed for coal, copper and steel production, Wales’ industry has now ground to a halt. All that’s left to sell is 'Welsh pride' and even that is quickly drying up at the hands of business tycoons Bevan, Bevan, Bevan and co. Will Ffion sell her soul to be the next ‘face of Wales’ or will she summon the courage to revolt and listen to the strange trouser-less child that appears in her dreams?
A look into the gross extremes of stereotyping, individualism and the future of sheep themed jokes.
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Written and performed by Ffion Jones, a Welsh actor, writer and comedy improviser. Ffion's debut play, Ugly Lovely, received rave reviews, has been read on Broadway and is currently being developed into a six part TV series. Ffion regularly performs long-form improv with her team, The Last Supper, and when she's not appearing as a chav on Holby City she is also a dramaturg for new writing.
Directed by actor, writer and comedian, Rhys Bevan. Rhys and the rest of Laughing Stock received 5★ reviews and won the SketchFest Audience Choice awards for their sketch shows across Brighton, Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre.
Produced by Pippa Davis. An emerging producer with experience from Battersea Arts Centre, Gate Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, Camden People’s Theatre and Theatre 503.
Writer and Performer: Ffion Jones
Director: Rhys Bevan
Producer: Pippa Davis
Praise for Ffion's previous work:
London City Nights - ★★★★ "Socks were knocked off. Jaws were dropped. Heads spun. It was ace." (Ugly Lovely)
West End Wilma - ★★★★ "Ffion Jones has written a witty, bittersweet, laugh-out-loud funny play" (Ugly Lovely)
LondonTheatre1 - ★★★★ "Ffion Jones' script is sparky and manages to convey great humour and laugh-out-loud moments" (Ugly Lovely)
The Public Reviews - ★★★★ "Jones is an original voice who has a promising career" (Three Little Birds)
Everything Theatre - ★★★★ (Three Little Birds)
The Stage - "Gritty take on a coming of age tale...A fiery Welsh energy and wit." (Ugly Lovely)
Time Out - "This is a world Jones clearly knows and owns" (Ugly Lovely)
“Across the three plays Ffion Jones’ performances are particularly high energy, her command of accents and physicalities an important strength.” - Broadway Baby (Pint Size)
Praise for Rhys Bevan's previous work:
Fringe Biscuit - ★★★★★ "Perhaps the best sketch show at the Fringe" (Laughing Stock)
The Mumble - ★★★★★ "Ying-yanged to perfection" (Laughing Stock)
WINNER - SketchFest Audience Choice Award 2015
FINALIST - Sketch Off 2016
FINALIST - Gilded Ballon Sketch Comp 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION - SketchFest CoFilmic Sketch Screen Awards