Plays by Joe Harbot

The Boy on the Swing

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

If you found God’s number on a business card, would you call it? For Earl, the answer is yes. Seeking answers, he dials the number, hoping to reach a divine being. Instead, he discovers something altogether too familiar – bureaucracy. Before he sees God, there are countless hoops to jump through and forms to fill out, all pushed on him by inoffensive middlemen. Will he find God at the end of the tunnel?

Joe Harbot’s The Boy on the Swing premiered at the Arcola Theatre, London, in 2011. Witty dialogue and cleverly plotted absurdity drive this unexpected journey into the nature of the divine and the mundane.

Joe Harbot's writing for the theatre includes: Memories (nabokov Present: Tense, Southwark Playhouse); The Spinning Wheel (Forest Fringe); A Sock in the Wash (Building Works Festival at Live Theatre, Newcastle); The Running Machine (Reading at Royal Court Upstairs); This Way Up (Live Theatre, Newcastle). Writing for film includes Tamagotchi, Linked.