West Yorkshire, 1974. Leroy Jones, the best stand up comedian this side of Leeds, conceals a precious secret. Pursued by vengeful enemies and with the cards stacked against him, the Joker needs to get himself and a priceless cargo out of the country before it's too late. Soaring Italian Opera meets Smooth Seventies Soul in this show, freely adapted from Verdi's Rigoletto and Victor Hugo's Le Roi S'Amuse. World Premiere (Scarborough) . Building on the huge popularity of The Pirates Of Penzance, The Mikado and Carmen, Chris Monks presents his first musical adaptation specially written for the SJT.Performers Marc Akinfolarin, Adam Baxter, Shirley Darroch, Steve Dorsett, Liam Gerrard, Jimmy Johnston, Ngo Omene Ngofa, Alex Tomkins.
Author Chris Monks (based on Verdi's Rigoletto). Company Stephen Joseph Theatre Company. Director Chris Monks. Design Jan Bee Brown. Lighting Mark Johnson. Musical Director Richard Atkinson.