BRITNEY in 'John'
Following on from their Guardian-recommended debut with Britney, the hit comedy on the unlikely subject of a real-life brain tumour, Charly Clive and Ellen Robertson bring you John: an onstage USA road trip punctuated by documentary footage the pair filmed as overconfident and underprepared 18 year-olds.
For most people, mistakes made as teenagers are confined to a few photos, some anecdotes and a bit of awkward social media. For Ellen and Charly, preternaturally self-assured about their film-making genius, much of it is thankfully saved for posterity in shaky cinema.
John is a sly glance at mythmaking, ignorance and arrogance, through the lens of the Ellen and Charly’s footage of their 2011 journey across the states by Greyhound Bus. It’s a nostalgic and irreverent look back at the pair’s ‘documentary’ based on the founding father, big signatory of the Declaration of Independence and the original unscrupulous businessman: John Hancock. Filled with a cast of transatlantic nonconformists, John is the heartwarming tale of two teenagers embarking on the adventure of a lifetime, and very nearly missing it in their desperate attempt to be film-makers.
Praise for BRITNEY in 'John':
"At once comforting as it is side-splittingly funny" ★★★★ EdFringeReview
"Laugh out loud... Highly recommended" Squirrel Comedy
"Hysterical... Britney have mastered a unique style of multi-format storytelling" ★★★★★ Fringe Biscuit
"Slick, unexpected and laugh-out-loud funny" ★★★★ Broadway Baby
"A truly unique comedy... Touching, sharp, and constantly funny" ★★★★★ The Panoptic