Keith? Or Moliere Rewired
by Patrick Marmion
… A South African gunrunner turned Buddhist monk.
… A gullible startup millionaire.
… His radical feminist ex wife.
… Their aid worker daughter.
… The young British Muslim she met in Syria.
… An ethical Serbian hitman.
And an unstable Brazilian cleaner.
Modern Britain. Moral chaos. Total nightmare.
A new comedy about life in Brexit Britain, the lies we tell to each other – and to ourselves.
“Quickfire is the word that comes to mind for Marmion’s writing, though he would doubtless coin something vastly better: the language comes off the stage fast and clever.” — The Arts Desk
“The script itself is very funny: while I was waiting in the bar for the show to begin, I read the first act and it had me laughing out loud… repeatedly… no matter how much I tried to suppress the reaction.” — Julian Eaves for BritishTheatre.com
“With a storyline of con men and intrigue, the play takes us back to another era of theatre. Inspired by Moliere but with a feel of Restoration Comedy, the play is done with such an ease and relevance, that it leaves the modern audience roaring with laughter.” — The National Student
“Razor-sharp lines, utterly topical themes, incredibly funny delivery – you can’t really ask for more from contemporary comedy. Keith? is the most acute and factual lampoon of our times you can find at the moment out there.” — Litro Magazine
Reviews for other work
“Astoundingly clever” — The Lancet about Marmion’s play also available here The Divided Laing
About the author
Patrick Marmion is a writer, producer, journalist and teacher. Previous plays include an adaptation of Will Self’s novel Great Apes (Arcola), The Divided Laing (Arcola), Terms & Conditions (White Bear), Osterley (Urban Scrawl), Pieta – After Chekhov (Finborough & Print Room) and The Institute (Etcetera). Screenplays include Mushroom Soup (Sam Mendes/Renaissance Films), Kids FM (Working Title Television), Maid Marion (Channel Four Films), Archie Tanner & The Dodo (Children’s Film & Television Foundation) and a novel, The Dead Guy.