DOI: 10.5040/9780571338481.00000003
Roles: Male (2) , Female (1) , Neutral (0)

Steve Johnston, guided and inspired by his girlfriend, is a small-time comedian, raw, original and true. Until he's spotted by an agent, who suggests he could be so much more: his act just needs to change. It's a Faustian pact. As tension builds over the course of four gigs, so too do the audiences. But at what cost?

Death of a Comedian premiered at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, in February 2015 in a co-production with the the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, and Soho Theatre, London.

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Faber and Faber

Owen McCafferty

ISBN: 9780571325535

Series: Faber Drama

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