After many millennia, and in just 90 minutes, God (award-winning comedian Zoe Lyons), assisted by her devoted angels Gabriel and Michael, will answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since creation.
In this very alternative Christmas message, An Act of God sees a dissatisfied deity, weary of the original Ten Commandments, delivering a new version: a fresh set of rules for the modern world. This sinfully funny comedy delivers a new meaning to divine intervention as The “One” gives the first and last word on everything mankind has wrought on the planet.
An Act of God, written by David Javerbaum, was twice a smash hit on Broadway. For this European premiere, Javerbaum has rewritten the play to feature bespoke material for Zoe Lyons and a British audience. He also continues to run the controversial Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod, through which God shares his thoughts on world events with over six million followers.
Zoe took her first steps down the comedy path in 2003 after training as an actress at the Poor School in London. She went on to win the Funny Women Competition in 2004 and her debut Edinburgh show was
nominated for the if.comedy newcomer award. In 2008 she won the Dave, Funniest Joke of The Fringe Award.
David Javerbaum ia a comedy writer, lyricist and librettist. He was a former head writer and executive producer of ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’. His work for the programme won 11 Emmy Awards, a Grammy Award, two Peabody Awards and Television Critics Association Awards for both Best Comedy and Best News Show.
The Vaults Theatre, Smiths entrance, Launcelot Street, London SE1 7AD from 27 November – 12 January. Times: Tuesday to Saturday 8pm; Saturday and Sunday matinee 4pm. Admission: £20 – £35. Phone: 0844 815 7141.