Monster Raving Loony


Produced by

Theatre Royal Plymouth

Written by

James Graham


With its UK premiere earlier this year at The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth’s fast-paced, hilarious and (slightly) bonkers Monster Raving Loony brings its party fun and punkish anarchy to London.

Using the life and exploits of Screaming Lord Sutch to examine the state of the nation and Britain’s post-war identity crisis, Samuel James reprises his critically acclaimed role as Sutch, a ventriloquist channeling the cultural voices around him.

Seen through the eyes of one extraordinary man, Monster Raving Loony tells the story of Sutch through a cavalcade of comic characters from musical hall to Monty Python, panto to Partridge. Can our British sense of humour begin to uncover who we are, where we have been, and where we are going next?

A Theatre Royal Plymouth production written by James Graham.

Age recommendation: 12+

Writer James Graham
Director Simon Stokes
Guest Director Cal McCrystal
Set & Costume Design Bob Bailey
Composer / Musical Director Tom Attwood
Lighting Design Chahine Yavroyan
Video Design Duncan McLean
Sound Design Gregory Clarke
Casting Director Stephen Moore

Vivienne Acheampong, Joseph Alessi, Tom Attwood, Joanna Brookes, Jack Brown, Samuel James

See what the audience think!



Soho Theatre, London

14 May - 18 June

Monday - Saturday

7pm  (2.30pm Sat matinees)


020 7478 0100

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"An action-packed, idea-crammed, bespangled show"
The Times

"Simply brilliant theatre"

"An ingenious bit of writing"
The Stage


Vivienne Acheampong
Champagne Charlie and others

Joe Alessi
Max Miller and others

Tom Attwood
The Musician

Joanna Brookes
Mrs Nichols and others

Jack Brown
Lord Snooty and others

Samuel James
Screaming Lord Sutch

Creative Team

James Graham

Simon Stokes

Guest Director
Cal McCrystal

Set and Costume Designer
Bob Bailey

Tom Attwood

Lighting Designer
Chahine Yavroyan

Sound Designer
Gregory Clarke

Video Designer
Duncan McLean

Casting Director
Stephen Moore