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Martha, Josie, and the Chinese Elvis

Charlotte Jones

Martha, Josie, and the Chinese Elvis

by Charlotte Jones

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Published by Faber and Faber in [London] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Elvis Presley impersonators -- Drama.

  • Edition Notes

    At head of title: Octagon Theatre, Bolton, presents.

    Statementby Charlotte Jones.
    GenreDrama.
    SeriesStageScripts
    ContributionsOctagon Theatre.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6060.O4945 M37 1999
    The Physical Object
    Pagination122 p. ;
    Number of Pages122
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6808183M
    ISBN 100571202373
    LC Control Number00273317

    A beautifully acted ensemble piece, directed by co-producer Robert Wolstenholme, Martha Josie and the Chinese Elvis is laugh-out-loud funny and the cast bounce off one another with fierce joy. Despite the tricky title, playwright Charlotte Jones has created a witty, feelgood saga about six losers who are ultimately winners.   Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis review at Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough – ‘hilarious and heartwarming’ Rachael Henley and Jun Hwang in Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis.

      Martha, Josie And The Chinese Elvis. Park Theatre Reviewed – 13th December ★★★★★ “pretty darn perfect; hilarious and surprisingly moving, performed by a cast at the top of their game” Well, that was a treat! Definitely the best thing I could have done to dispel my election result blues was to go and see this gem of a play.   Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis review at the Park Theatre, London – ‘enjoyably kooky comedy’ Jessica Forrest and Matt Lim in Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis.

    Written in , Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis makes its London debut in the Park Theatre, but a lot has happened since , and now Charlotte Jones’s Bolton comedy seems a little worse. Review: Martha, Josie And The Chinese Elvis, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, until April Box office: or at IF you missed Mark Babych's version at Hull Truck.


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Martha, Josie, and the Chinese Elvis (StageScripts) [Jones, Charlotte] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Martha, Josie, and the Chinese Elvis (StageScripts)/5(2). Get this from a library. Martha, Josie, and the Chinese Elvis. [Charlotte Jones; Octagon Theatre.]. Martha, Josie and the Chinese ElvisReviewer's Rating A perfect 6.

hat a treat. When a multi-generational audience giggles, whoops, gasps and cries before leaping up to a standing ovation on a cold Thursday in February, you know you’re experiencing theatre magic – helped along by some beguiling indoor snow.5/5.

Buy tickets for Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis Acceptance, laughter and falling in snowdrifts – director Robert Wolstenholme tells us about staging Charlotte Jones’ award-winning comedy, Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis, at Park Theatre this Christmas.

Read what he tells us, then book. Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis is raucous and yet somehow examines the complexities of age, and what we will do to make ourselves seen. It executes complex tonal shifts and is full of so much heart that we all fall somewhat in love with this cast of characters.

Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis is playing until 20 April. Charlotte Jones’ quirky and kinky comedy Martha, Josie And The Chinese Elvis offers an alternative ‘adults only’ Christmas treat about a dominatrix whose favourite client decides to throw her a birthday party.

Josie’s tired. Tired of the Bolton winter. Tired of looking after daydreaming daughter Date: Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis. By Charlotte Jones. Directed by Robert Wolstenholme.

Off West End Award Nomination: Best Performance Ensemble But her favourite client Lionel insists on a birthday party and, knowing Josie’s a huge Elvis fan, invites a very special guest.

Just as hips start swinging, somebody no-one expected arrives. Writer Charlotte Jones is one of Britains hottest young talents. Her wonderful and compelling play is full of quirky characters, including the excruciating lip-quivering routines of songs by the Chinese Elvis.

MARTHA, JOSIE AND THE CHINESE ELVIS won the Pearson Television Best Play Award for and Manchester Evening News Best New Play for Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis is a play which tackles all manner of issues within the frame of a good night out.

Josie, who works from home as a dominatrix, has a daughter Brenda-Marie who. The company's American premiere of Charlotte Jones' Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis is lighthearted fluff that's witty, fun and will entertain even the biggest Scrooge.

Set in Bolton, England on the Feast of the Epiphany (January 6th), Ms. Jones sets her story in the home of Josie, a professional dominatrix and single mother of two grown. Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis, set 40 years later in is similarly a story of a northern single mother doing what she feels she must and the impact that her choice has on her daughters.

The play is set in Josie’s sitting room in Bolton on the 6th January   Park Theatre has made its smaller stage Christmassy by reviving Charlotte Jones’ play Martha, Josie and Chinese Elvis.

It feels like an antidote to the current turbulent political situation, and the play serves up some light, old-fashioned, and at times surreal laughs during the two-hour show. The comedy, set in Bolton, features Martha (Sioned [ ]. These include Charlotte Jones who, before writing her masterpiece Humble Boy, came up with a trio of exquisite, quirky and eccentric entertainments.

One of them is Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis, which was first put on in at the Bolton Octagon and is a great example of her terrific writing. The situation is beautifully bizarre. Lionel, played by Derek Hutchinson, arranges a party at the house for the evening, to which is invited Martha and also an Elvis impersonator, as Josie and Martha are Elvis fans.

Mr Wong, the Elvis look-a-like, makes a dramatic entry, just before the even more dramatic arrival of an unexpected guest, who throws the whole evening into disarray. Book Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis Tickets.

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Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis: In short, a highly enjoyable evening and great seasonal entertainment, if mainly for an adult audience.

Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis certainly scores points for originality – dreaming up a tale quite this outlandish is worthy of some recognition. It focuses on the life of Josie, who is. The good news for me is that Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis is less about Elvis and more about transformation and diversity.

Rachael. Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis is a co-production with the New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme. It takes place on the birthday of Josie Botting, a work-from-home dominatrix who has lost the will to dominate, and isn’t really in the mood to party. Hilarious and heartfelt – this is a quirky comedy sure to warm your heart and thaw the cold.

Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis is about learning to accept who you are and making the most of your moves. Whatever you’re dressed in. Thursday 2 May–Saturday 18 May   Review: MARTHA, JOSIE AND THE CHINESE ELVIS at Park Theatre By Stuart King Sunday, December 15- Reviews Bolton’s part-time dominatrix Josie, is about to t but she’s in no mood to celebrate.

Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis is an avalanche - and not in a good way. Elvis-obsessed Josie is turning 40 and can't seem to bring herself to be the dominatrix she once was.