Questions of England

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Synopsis

Whose Line Is It Anyway meets QI, an experimental improv comedy conversation using hundreds of randomly accessed questions about the history, ideas and culture of England.  The standard length would be one hour, timed with a literal hour glass; but this can be negotiated to suit the programme.

The link below is to a youTube video of a performance at Lancaster Fun Palace in October 2017, for a sense of content and physicality.


Performer details

Mark Reid formed Rampant in 2012 to support and showcase new and experimental performance work.  Previous productions have included The Gambit, adapted from a chess match between Karpov and Kasparov and winner of Best New Writing at Buxton Fringe Festival; and Better Brutality Than Boredom, described as “raw, original, intelligent, disturbing theatre” (Andrew Haydon Postcards from the Gods).  Prior to that he was a member of the first Royal Exchange writers group.  He is a playwright, musician, performer and filmmaker.


Lynne Crook and Rob Stuart Hudson are still trying to perfect their bios.






Basic tech spec

None.  Table and three chairs would be ideal.  Basic stage space is useful.

However we would want to consider amplification in a larger space or depending on the venue acoustic.


Get in / Get out periods

5 minutes to get in and get out is all that would be required.  A space in which to warm up would also be useful.


Preferred financial arrangement

Our fee for performance would be £150 + expenses, which is open to negotiation.  We would be glad to consider box office split.


Target audience

Anyone interested in comedy, conversation, improvisation.  It has appeal to a wide demographic.


Basic marketing info

Programme blurb:- Questions of England is a chaotic romp described as Whose Line Is It Anyway meets QI.


Reviews or endorsements

Audience reactions include “engrossing”, “hilarious”, and “very odd”.

"Questions of England went down a treat"; Aliki Chapple, curator, Words Aloud for Lancaster Fun Palace at Duke's Theatre.


Contact details

Mark Reid  markcreid@yahoo.com  07725984021