When we interviewed the Google regarding the true meaning and definition of satire, here’s what the digital Éminence grise had to say about it:
“The use of humour, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.”
Mercilessly ticking all of the boxes listed above, that’s exactly what playwright, actress and chanteuse La JohnJoseph is doing with her latest show ‘Practically Royalty’, due to premiere at the Southbank Centre on the 15th of August:
As the press notes suggest, prepare yourself for a ‘toxic mix of the Empress Agrippina and Hyacinth Bucket’ in a maliciously delicious caricature of the current state of affairs (and current affairs of the state) in the UK.
Expect sadist glamour and vitriolic parody in a play whose bid is to ‘take the nanny state in-hand once and for all and make Britain great again’.
With less than a week to go before the grand premiere, one might want to hurry and book a seat at http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/la-john-joseph-practically-ro-91358.
And while you’re surfing the interweb looking for this sort of virulent mystique, why don’t you order a copy of Everything Must Go, La JohnJoseph’s mind-shattering, Lambda nominated first novel at http://itnapress.com/titles/everything-must-go-by-la-johnjoseph ?
By Matteo Sarti