Two of our most idiosyncratic comedians are pairing up to star in a play next year. Tree is penned by Daniel Kitson, who acts in it alongside fellow writer and beard-wearer, Tim Key. Tickets for Tree — which runs at the Old Vic from 5-31 January 2015 — have already been on sale to smart arses signed up to Kitson's newsletter. Tomorrow, the remaining passes are made available — and we predict they're going to go ruddy quickly.
What's Tree about? we hear you cry. Allow us to set the scene:
"It’s early evening in the middle of autumn, it’s just starting to get dark and on a quiet residential street a man with a picnic basket, arrives late, at a tree."
There you have it — intriguing, no? Although the Old Vic is staging Tree's London premiere, the play's already been on at Manchester Royal Exchange, and was described by one critic as "somewhere between Waiting For Godot and Morecambe and Wise’s front-of-cloth banter", which can only be a very good thing.
Tickets for Tree (£9-£16) go on general sale tomorrow (4 December) at 12pm. Head to the Old Vic website to nab them.