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Andrew Craven-Griffiths presents


Thu 20 Sep, 8:00pm at Copper Auditorium

Tickets: £12 (£10 conc, £5 Low Income/Under 25s) , approx running time: 70mins (no interval)

Age: 16+

Written and performed by BBC Verb New Voice and Glastonbury Slam Champion Andy Craven-Griffiths, Joygernaut is a unique, one-hour play that explores how individual acts of kindness or cruelty can echo and gain momentum over time and through multiple lives.

It is a contemporary fable following a week in the life of an advertising creative as he seeks his dream job and makes one final attempt to win back his ex-girlfriend. As he says himself, you can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets. But how far will he go in order to win?

The modern world manages to convince us simultaneously that we are special, important individuals, and that we can’t really make much of a difference as a single person. But these two ideas don’t seem to fit together. Maybe it’s time to reimagine who we are.

The show incorporates a year of research into the psychology, sociology and biology of kindness, along with real-life stories of kindness gathered during research and development at North Yorkshire Libraries and through the website www.joygernaut.com.

“Andy will blow you away. He’s exciting and strong. A talent for the page and the stage.” – Lemn Sissay MBE

 “I have admired Andy’s writing for years. This project should be seen by as many people as possible.” – Inua Ellams

“That exciting sense I get only rarely, that here is a performer I trust completely.” – Steven Camden AKA Polarbear.