Johnny McKnight and Karen Dunbar talk comedy: how it works on the page and on the stage! Running the comedy gauntlet from standup and panto to Noel Coward and Oscar Wilde, Karen and Johnny chew the fat about how it all works! A talk for anyone, and everyone, who’s ever been interested in writing, performing or just watching comedy at its best.
Karen Dunbar is best known for TV classics including Chewin’ the Fat, The Karen Dunbar Show, River City and Rab C. Nesbitt. She recently completed a run as God in Still Game in SSE Hydro! She has played a wide variety of stage roles from Winnie in Beckett’s Happy Days to Casca in Phyllida Lloyd’s Julius Caesar (part of the celebrated all-female Shakespeares at The Donmar in London), as well as regular panto appearances in Glasgow’s Kings Theatre and, of course, her own stand-up.
Johnny McKnight is an award-winning playwright who writes for stage and screen. He is a core team writer for the BBC’s River City and is currently in development with several TV comedy and drama series. Johnny has been described as the new ‘vanguard’ of pantomime in the national press, having written 14 contemporary pantomimes. He directed Noel Coward’s Blythe Spirit for Perth Theatre.
This ‘In Conversation’ is part of Perthshire Plays - a new joint programme between Horsecross Arts, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Birnam Arts and Playwrights' Studio, Scotland which aims to provide platforms for new and existing playwrights, giving them opportunities to develop their craft and share their work with audiences across the region.
£3; no concessions