Johnny Vegas returned to Manchester International Festival with a new theatre show in the Festival’s own performance space, the Pavilion Theatre. Following the success of his darkly original show Interiors, the feel-bad hit of MIF07, Johnny Vegas made theatrical history this summer in a hugely ambitious show entitled And Another Thing…
Exploring the world of the home shopping TV channel, Vegas, Kevin Eldon and Emma Fryer played three members of a shopping channel team with very different attitudes, aims and aspirations. As we watch them at work behind and literally live in front of the cameras we catch a glimpse of their private and very public lives.
In a unique experiment, the show was presented in ‘Theatrivision’, as Vegas and MIF team up with shopping channel Ideal World. At each performance, Vegas and his cast were beamed into the homes of Ideal World’s TV audience as actual shopping channel presenters selling products – live.
Audiences in the theatre saw both sides of the characters – their off air and their live personas. Audiences at home, watching the shopping channel, had the unexpected and entertaining experience of having Vegas and Fryer selling to them while Eldon multi-tasked as his on stage character as well as Ideal World’s ‘floor manager’.
Produced by Manchester International Festival and Woolyback Productions.