Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen (2023 ed)


ISBN: 9781839042591
Author: By Marcelo Dos Santos
Publication Date: 16/11/2023
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 56pp.
Availability: Available

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‘I’m thirty-six, I’m a comedian, and I’m about to kill my boyfriend.’

A permanently single, professionally neurotic stand-up comedian finally meets his Mr Right – and then does everything wrong.

Is Mr Right quite what he seems? And just how far will the comedian go to get a laugh?

Marcelo Dos Santos’s play Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen is a dark and bitingly funny one-man show about vulnerability, intimacy, ego and truth. It premiered in the Roundabout at the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, produced by Francesca Moody Productions, directed by Matthew Xia, and starring Samuel Barnett.

The critically acclaimed, Fringe First-winning production transferred to the Bush Theatre, London, in November 2023.

‘What a fine work this is… full of humour, lines written with the whiplash timing of a master… a sense of real feeling, an understanding of the psychological terror of constant failure and impending annihilation… urgent, fresh and utterly compelling… confirms Dos Santos as a writer of enormous talent’

‘Fast, filthy and powerful… a perfectly formed monologue… chillingly, thrillingly transgressive’
Evening Standard

‘Blending dark humour, pathos and a hearty dash of millennial angst, [this] deserves to be the next Fleabag… the gag-count is ridiculously high and the writing overall has a Bennettian finesse… it’s enviably accomplished’

‘Enthralling… a compelling and troubling character study with some killer punchlines’

‘A cleverly constructed piece of writing, and often very funny’
The Stage

‘Frank, funny and occasionally filthy… a nice piece of writing, following in the footsteps of Fleabag

‘Very entertaining and sharply funny’

Edinburgh Fringe First Award

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