ManMoth Productions

DEAD STATIC: The Audio Play


To download the audio play, just click 'download' on the right hand side of the bar below. Or you can stream the audio play by pressing play. Happy listening!


Pilgrim Shadow clips!



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★★★★ - '... braver and bolder than the first... a distillation of what made the first very good indeed... Jordan carries on this seething, bubbling resentment and pathetic longing masterfully... (the cast) once again carry the comedy and characterisation off flawlessly... It's a classic contrast and one that the pair, all bluster and wide eyes respectively, work beautifully. As ever, if on TV ... their pairing I suspect would be seen as one of the greats.' - Views from the Gods. Full review here.

★★★★ - 'A hilarious, unusual Sci-Fi excursion. With Pilgrim Shadow, ManMoth Production brings some exciting and hilarious science fiction to the theatre... set in a space ship sometime in the distant future brilliantly presents this genre on stage... the snappy interactions between Chapman and Joselyn bring a great atmosphere to the play... a parody of a futuristic sci-fi blockbuster crammed into a 60 minute stage play and somehow this is achieved with rather a lot of brilliance!' - Remote Goat. Full review here.

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'Cliff Chapman as Tyler and Adam Joselyn as Gary really embrace their roles – Tyler is all exaggerated patience and tragicomic dignity like Harold Steptoe... Gary bounces up and down with excitement like an ADHD rabbit... Here’s hoping there are more episodes coming our way ... these mini-sitcoms could be as good as anything on BBC3!' - Camden Fringe Voyeur.

'Science fiction comedies on the stage are a rarity, but Steve Jordan has written two of them - madcap B-movie low budget two-handers - and his new show Pilgrim Shadow is slicker and funnier than the last one.' - Andrew Cartmel, novelist and former Doctor Who script editor.

'Had an excellent time... The acting was again top notch making the unlikely characters fully believable. The story worked well in convincing the audience they were watching a legendary rust bucket spaceship... It is a mark of a good play when it is only when it finishes you realise your chair has been pretty uncomfortable!' - Graeme Hurry, editor of KZINE and formerly Kimota.

'Pilgrim Shadow ... is ace. Fanboy humour and Bennett pathos as two outlaws try to get mitts on space booty.' - Dan Green, author of the bestselling Basher Science series.

'Like Black Books meets Bottom… laugh-out-loud funny... some strikingly clever moments.' - Annexe Magazine.

'Steve Jordan's new play combines elements of two of the best sitcoms of the last century – Blackadder and Red Dwarf... funny and has a good storyline... laughs throughout ... good fun, entertaining, has some suspense, and will make it impossible for anyone who sees it to describe Brokeback Mountain in a game of charades in any way other than how they do it here. ' - One Stop Arts.

'... brings together warp speed and witty one-liners in ways that are, well, out of this world... a little bit silly and a little bit ridiculous, but it is supposed to be. The far fetched plot and futuristic feel are elements that risk over-complication or a confusing plot, but this isn’t the case for Pilgrim Shadow which brings itself constantly back down to earth with a few laughs and a lot of fun along the way.' - A Younger Theatre.

'Director and playwright Steve Jordan explores... age-old hurdles with a fresh levity, using the distant future to humorously commandeer clever quips of a current and contemporary calibre... The acting was to a high standard with a high degree of character development... The child within you will enjoy this as much as the adult.' - Performance Reviewed.

The show was also Fringe Reviews no.4 pick out of over 180 shows as a Top Pick show to see at this year's Camden Fringe.


1 Week 2 Go.

Pilgrim Shadow ColourJust one week to go until PILGRIM SHADOW is GO! Rehearsals have been going great, the ship is ready to launch and the funnies are ready for firing in your face. We plan to kick off the Camden Fringe Festival with a BANG.

Meanwhile, The New Current interviewed Pilgrim Shadow writer/director Steve Jordan about the Camden Fringe Festival and Pilgrim Shadow.

'Have you always been interested in the theatre, when did you realize that this was something you wanted to do?

I have always been interested in theatre, but I'm more into television, mostly sitcoms. The great thing about old school sitcoms is that they're often presented and directed like theatre productions. So, creating a piece of comedy writing for the stage is a bit like creating your own sitcom pilot, with the added bonus that people are enjoying a live experience, which is a lot more engaging. Best of both worlds really.'

To read the entire interview, click HERE. See you soon, Pilgrims.


Pilgrim Shadow news bits.

Tickets for Pilgrim Shadow are on sale now! The sf comedy runs at the Tristan Bates Theatre, 29th July - 3rd August 2013, 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 each (£9 concessions) and can be purchased on the Tristan Bates website, just click HERE. You can find the entire Camden Fringe line-up on their website.

We're delighted to say that Pilgrim Shadow has been picked as one of Fringe Review's Top 10 'Early Top Picks' for this year's Camden Fringe, and the top pick for shows performing at the Tristan Bates this year!

We've also released a cheaky little video trailer for the show, which you can view on our facebook page. The Future Boys are coming, don't miss out!

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Pilgrim Shadow tickets are on sale now!

pigeon_2013Tickets for Pilgrim Shadow are officially on sale now! The sf comedy runs at the Tristan Bates Theatre, 29th July - 3rd August 2013, 7.30pm. Less than two months away, fact fans.

Tickets are £10 each (£9 concessions) and can be purchased on the Tristan Bates website, just click HERE. You can find the entire Camden Fringe line-up on their website.

Looking forward to seeing you all. Get ready for an adventure across space not time, pillaging lost treasure in the stars, and quite a lot of references to 21st century cult TV, which is odd considering the play is set in the far future... Anyway, please come everyone, it will be real good.


Getting shot at with big guns and that.

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Pilgrim Shadow – Tristan Bates Theatre, 29th July to 3rd August 2013, 7.30pm.

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ManMoth Productions is delighted to announce that our next theatre production will be PILGRIM SHADOW, a science fiction comedy from Steve Jordan, writer of DEAD STATIC. The show will run at the Tristan Bates Theatre for six evening performances, from Monday 29th July to Saturday 3rd August 2013 at 7.30pm.

We're thrilled to be once again part of the Camden Fringe line up, and truly privileged to have such a great slot in a fantastic theatre in the heart of London.

The show marks the return of Tyler and Gary, the loveable rogues from DEAD STATIC, who will be once again played by the amazing Cliff Chapman and the incredible Adam Joselyn.

Tickets will be available on the 1st June from ticketweb and the Camden Fringe website.


Dead Static – The Audio Play.

Dead Static Audio

ManMoth's thrilled to announce that Steve Jordan's science fiction comedy, DEAD STATIC, will soon take the form of an audio play, available to download on the interweb and listen to at your leisure. The hour long audio comedy will once again star Cliff Chapman and Adam Joselyn as Tyler and Gary respectively, the pair of strangers who find themselves in deep space with an hour to live. The play ran last year to great reviews and sell out audiences. The audioplay will be recorded in the next couple of months and is expected to be released this summer.

ManMoth is also in the process of producing a brand new show for 2013. More on that very soon!


Dead Static at the Hen & Chickens.

★★★★ - '... a number of Blackadder-style similes stretched wonderfully far beyond breaking point. Douglas Adams' voice is heard, as is Grant/Naylor's, with a pinch of Men Behaving Badly's Simon Nye... I came away from the play thinking there were a lot more stories to be told with Tyler and Gary. Not only that, but I rather hope to see more of them.' - Views from the Gods.

'A neat example of how strong acting, good direction and clever idea can repeatedly give the observer something quite serious to think about while being very funny... it really is quite a splendidly thoughtful and hilarious production.' - James Bacon, for Forbidden Planet International.

'Cliff Chapman as Tyler and Adam Joselyn as Gary are two excellent clowns in what is not quite as existential a play as Waiting For Godot, but certainly even funnier a space comedy than Red Dwarf.' - Snipe London.

'Red Dwarf channeling Steptoe and Son... a show full of pop culture references and one-liners as well as a crackling energy.' - Camden Fringe Voyeur.

'A brilliant hour ... Strong performances and a pace that constantly varied but never flagged, swinging from broad comedy to a key moment of pathos. A bickering odd-couple Huis Clos, in space.' - Stephen Gallagher.

'... a great night of sf comedy brought alive by two seriously good actors... The minimalist set let the audience's imagination work overtime and the slow release of explanation satisfied curiosity while the comic personalities on stage established themselves. Brilliant characterisation and an hour very well spent.' - Graeme Hurry.

'A witty script written by a clearly talented and intelligent writer...  light and bouncy...  I would recommend taking a bunch of friends to see it if you go, get a few drinks down you at the pub and have a laugh (but an intellectual laugh).' - Everything Theatre.

'Excellent verbal comedy.' - Remote Goat.