Dinner is Coming
AN ACT OF GOD
God is back... and she has a lot to say!
After many millennia, and in just 90 minutes, God (award-winning comedian Zoe Lyons as seen on Mock The Week and Celebrity Masterchef) assisted by her devoted angels Michael (Matt Tedford, aka ‘Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho’) and Gabriel (Tom Bowen, Johnny Castle in ‘Dirty Dancing the Musical’) will answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since creation.
In this very alternative Christmas message, An Act of God sees a dissatisfied deity, weary of the original Ten Commandments, delivering a new version: a fresh set of rules for the modern world. This sinfully funny comedy delivers a new meaning to divine intervention as The “One” gives the first and last word on everything mankind has wrought on the planet.
An Act of God, written by former The Daily Show with Jon Stewart writer David Javerbaum, was twice a smash hit on Broadway (starring Jim Parsons, Sheldon Cooper in the TV sitcom The Big Bang Theory, and Sean Hayes, Jack in Will and Grace). For this European premiere, Javerbaum has rewritten the play to feature bespoke material for Zoe Lyons and a British audience. He also continues to run the controversial Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod, through which God shares thoughts on world events with over six million followers.
“Divinely funny” The New York Times
“Wickedly irreverent… anarchic fun” The Hollywood Reporter
“The jokes keep landing – and they are always smart” New York Magazine
Presented by James Seabright
Written by David Javerbaum
Starring Zoe Lyons
Directed by Benji Sperring
Designed by Tim Shortall
Nominated in the following categories at The Off West End Awards:
Best New Play - David Javerbaum - An Act of God, 2019
Best Female Performance - Zoe Lyons - An Act of God, 2019
Best Sound Design - Yvonne Gilbert - An Act of God, 2019
Best Lighting Design - Clancy Flynn - An Act of God, 2019