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Harrogate Theatres: Last Laugh Screening

November 21st, 2017

lastlaugh17aWhen your life’s a joke it’s time to stand up!

The story follows a college lecturer, Martin Dawson played by Nick Figgis and his hope to escape from obscurity by having a screenplay made into a film. We see his relationship with his ex-wife and children, his mistress and film agent along with his sometimesoverbearing parents. We witness his eventual breakdown during a cathartic rant on an open mic spot at a local comedy club in front of a packed house. During the performance we see flash backs to a memorable trip to Whitby with all the pathos and comic talent you could expect from Godber as our hero endures an insane weekend with his parents. We have a UK theatrical release scheduled for October2017.

Written by John Godber. Directed by Daniel Coll. Produced by John Danbury and Daniel Coll. Executive Producers: John Godber, Clive Waldron, Sir Rodney Walker and Paul Sewell. Director of Photography Dave Thorp.

With Nick Figgis, Toyah Willcox, Jane Thornton, John Godber, Amy Thompson, Ann Micklethwaite and Paul Lavers.

Original music by Phil Codd, Si Wright and Toyah Willcox.

• Showing at Harrogate Theatre on 8th February 2018. More info here. Visit the Last Laugh Twitter.

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Chortle: Toyah Willcox Stars in New Film

December 2nd, 2016

chortle16aToyah Willcox stars in new film about an aspiring stand-up

Toyah Willcox is to appear in a new film about an aspiring comedian, written by playwright John Godber.

Filming has wrapped on dark comedy The Last Laugh, in which Nick Figgis portrays Martin, a theatre lecturer and would-be screenwriter who finds catharsis in performing stand-up when his wife discovers his affair and takes his family away.

Willcox (pictured above with Godber) is Pam, Martin’s ‘Judi Dench-like’ mother-in-law, a hugely successful actor of stage and screen – including sitcom – whom he yearns to impress.

Bouncers writer Godber makes his acting debut as Martin’s father, with his real-life wife Jane playing his onscreen spouse. Based on the writer’s 1997 play Weekend Breaks, the film cuts between Martin struggling to reconnect with his working-class parents in an isolated farmhouse in Whitby and him recounting the experience on stage.

• Continue reading at Chortle. Check out all of Dreamscape’s The Last Laugh news.

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Hey Today: Toyah Willcox Stars in Hull Film

November 20th, 2016

hulltoday16aEighties icon Toyah Willcox is shooting a new film in Hull and East Yorkshire.

Written by Hull director John Godber, the singer plays the role of Pam Allen in the film about a Hull University theatre lecturer, played by Nick Figgis, who dreams of becoming a stand-up comedian.

The film, called Last Laugh , is scheduled to be released in April, and there is a possibility of a premiere in Hull as part of the City of Culture 2017 schedule.

• Continue reading at Hey Today.

Hull Daily Mail: Toyah Willcox Starring in Last Laugh

November 15th, 2016

hulldm16aToyah Willcox starring in John Godber’s Last Laugh filmed in Hull with Nick Figgis

Famous 1980s singer Toyah Willcox is filming in Hull and East Yorkshire as part of the cast for a new film written by John Godber.

Willcox is playing the role of Pam Allen, in the film about a Hull University theatre lecturer, played by Nick Figgis with dreams of becoming a stand-up comedian.

The film, directed by Daniel Coll, and written by acclaimed Hull playwright and director John Godber, has been filmed in locations across the city over the past few weeks.

She tweeted about how much “fun” she was having during filming, saying; “Shooting Last Laugh in Hull with John Godber and Nick Figgis. Lots of fun xxx.”

• Continue reading at the Hull Daily Mail.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

November 8th, 2016

sas16aLive 2016: Toyah is guesting with The SAS Band at two more gigs towards the end of the year, at The Brook in Southampton on 30th November, and G Live in Surrey on 3rd December. More info at the Official Gig page…

Director Toyah: Toyah may be adding yet another string to her bow. She revealed late last month that she has been asked to direct a film…

The Last Laugh: Another new film role for Toyah. Read further info on this at…

The Last Laugh: Toyah was filming again in Hull this week…

Crime and Punishment: The recent successful theatre production, featuring songs by Toyah, will be filmed… Browse all of Dreamscape’s news on Crime and Punishment here…

Films: The Last Laugh

October 17th, 2016

Toyah has a role in The Last Laugh, a new movie by Visualize Films currently shooting in Hull in the UK. (Photo © The Last Laugh)


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