Albert Makes us Laugh

by Jimmy Chinn

April 2017

Directed by: David Goodwin

Meet Albert Nuttall, aged eleven. Some would say he is backward, and, at first glance, you'd agree - but Albert is special.

He is a poet and a visionary who, as he grows into manhood, inspires unexpected depths of emotion in other people, notably his classmate Primrose, whose glorious future as an actress fails to materialise, and the lost and lonely young schoolteacher, Janet Partington.

This strange, touching and uplifting story - written to be enacted entirely by adults - is engaging and theatrically innovative, as one has come to expect from the ever-popular Jimmie Chinn, author of 'Straight and Narrow'.

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cast
cast
Cast
Cast
Albert Barbara Primrose
Albert Barbara Primrose

John Hawker Cassandra Bullock Zoe Boanas

Albert Nuttall
Albert Nuttall

John Hawker

Enid Nuttall (Albert's mother)
Enid Nuttall (Albert's mother)

Bromwyn Jennison

Primrose
Primrose

Zoe Boanas

Charlie Shorrocks  Barbara Batch
Charlie Shorrocks Barbara Batch

De Madgwick Cassandra Bullock

Barbara Batch
Barbara Batch

Cassandra Bullock

a child
a child

Ian Bullock

Not so funny for Albert
Not so funny for Albert
Headmaster Tope
Headmaster Tope

Simon Stephens

Charlie Shorrocks  Eric Smallshaw
Charlie Shorrocks Eric Smallshaw

Delia Madgwick Ian Bullock

Primrose Macaveney  Barbara Batch
Primrose Macaveney Barbara Batch

Zoe Boanas Cassandra Bullock