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singer, songwriter, comedian, author, poet, broadcaster and multi-instrumentalist

Comfort and Joy



Commissioned by Oldham Coliseum, a family comedy set at Christmas. Published by French’s Theatre Scripts.

Full Length Play, Comedy

Casting: 5m, 5f, 2m or f

ISBN: 9780573017728


It’s Christmas. Relatives you hardly ever see and who are now very different from you arrive at your house for the festivities. No-one receives a present that is at all appropriate. Culinary disasters abound. Long-buried resentmen’s rear their ugly heads as the alcohol flows and tongues are loosened. Comfort and Joy, Mike Harding’s comedy, is painfully — but always amusingly — familiar.