Boothby Graffoe Radio Plays

Originally known as James Rogers, he took his name from a Lincolnshire market town. He is a stand-up comedian from Hull who has been honing his gags and guitar-playing on the stand-up circuit since the late 1980s.

He has won a Time Out Comedy Award and was a 1995 Perrier Award nominee. He has had two comedy series on Radio 4 and has had three radio plays broadcast.

Hitler Sell Tickets....2006 Historical comedy first produced at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2004. Adapted for radio by the author for R4 and retitled BEING MUSSOLINI, 14 Jan 06. Stars Omid Djlalli in two roles: Benito Mussolini and also Aldo, the lookalike. Also starring Pauline McClynn as The Ghost Of Violet Gibson.

God and Adam....date..(?)2004 This attempt to explain man's fall from Grace was first produced at the Edinburgh International Arts centre in 2002, then at The Red Lion Theatre in London. It was adapted for Radio by the author and has been broadcast six times. (Can't find it on my database so probably not on radio 4.)

The Condition Of The Virgin....2002 This theological satire was first produced at the Edinburgh International Arts Festival in 2001, then later performed at the Hackney Empire. It was adapted for radio by the author and has had two broadcasts on Radio 4, directed by Toby Swift. It was subsequently produced by the Tin Shed Theatre company and toured theatres in England.

His website is well worth a visit: http://www.boothbygraffoe.com

Nigel Deacon / Diversity website

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