James Seabright presents

AN ACT OF GOD

By David Javerbaum
Starring Zoe Lyons
Directed by Benji Sperring
Designed by Tim Shortall

God is back... and she has a lot to say!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

‘Zoe Lyons is diabolically glorious’

‘Manages to encapsulate the socio-political climate of this end of the decade perfectly’

Broadway World 

 

After many millennia, and in just 90 minutes, God (award-winning comedian Zoe Lyons as seen on Mock The Week and Celebrity Masterchef) assisted by her devoted angels Michael (Matt Tedford, aka ‘Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho’) and Gabriel (Tom Bowen, Johnny Castle in ‘Dirty Dancing the Musical’) will answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since creation.

In this very alternative Christmas message, An Act of God sees a dissatisfied deity, weary of the original Ten Commandments, delivering a new version: a fresh set of rules for the modern world. This sinfully funny comedy delivers a new meaning to divine intervention as The “One” gives the first and last word on everything mankind has wrought on the planet.

An Act of God, written by former ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ writer David Javerbaum, was twice a smash hit on Broadway (starring Jim Parsons, Sheldon Cooper in the TV sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory’, and Sean Hayes, Jack in ‘Will and Grace’). For this European premiere, Javerbaum has rewritten the play to feature bespoke material for Zoe Lyons and a British audience. He also continues to run the controversial Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod, through which God shares thoughts on world events with over six million followers.

 

★ ★ ★ ★ 

‘Definitely worth going to see’

London Theatre Reviews

 

 

★ ★ ★ ★ 

‘Just what we need to lift our spirits during the dark winter months’

‘A riot from start to finish’
‘A devilishly good show’

Page to Stage

 

‘There are divine one-liners: the show is more quotable than the good book itself.’

The Guardian

 

'Lyons, [with her huge expressive eyes and laidback but razor-sharp delivery,] is a real treat, balancing a chummy likability with moments of authentic power as God periodically gets riled up'

WhatsOnStage

 

 

‘A cheeky show that wryly mocks modern life – with added magic tricks.’

The Stage

 

★ ★ ★ ★

‘A razor sharp, refreshing comedy that makes you reflect on life from a different
perspective - even if the jokes are flying so fast it can be difficult to keep up! Having
Zoe Lyons play God is great casting.’

Love London Love Culture

 

★ ★ ★ ★
‘This is well written, observant comedy, wonderfully funny satire at the highest level,
with Zoe Lyons playing God as a self-deprecating lesbian... completely OTT!’

Boyz Magazine 

 

★ ★ ★ ★

‘deeply funny and full of ridiculous innuendos’
‘It’s a raucous night at the theatre that and a brilliant alternative to your typical
Christmas show’

Upper Circle 
 

★ ★ ★ ★

‘You will have a good laugh, see one or two miracles performed by God and end up
worshipping the wonderful Zoe Lyons at comic paradise - otherwise known as the
Vaults Theatre’


‘This smash-hit Broadway play is very funny and has a splendid God in the silk
pyjama clad form of Zoe Lyons - she rules the stage, her timing is a delight, and she
delivers the lines with a marvellous sense of self-mockery’

Reviewsgate 

 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

‘The funniest show we've seen in ages, the evening belongs to Zoe Lyons whose
performance as God is pitch perfect. She makes it difficult to imagine anyone else
doing the part.’

London Living Large 

 

★ ★ ★ ★

‘Zoe Lyons is a brilliant choice to play God. Thoroughly engaging, she is a delight to
watch and consistently hits all the funny notes.... a fun, hilarious evening and a great
alternative for the pantomime season’

Hayley Sprout 

 

‘A ★★★★ joy! OMG, David Javerbaum; An Act of God; is intelligent, clever and
funny, with an eternity of genuine laugh-out-loud moments – it’s the perfect antidote
to traditional seasonal entertainment’

The Review Chap 
 

★★★★

‘Hilarious! David Javerbaum‘s script is an absolute rib-tickler!’

Theatre Reviews Design 
 

 

★★★★
‘A cracking show and a wonderful antidote to Christmas’

Aline Waites 



‘Brown appears in sinfully transparent white Lycra which no doubt provides
additional titillation to audience members in the front row.’

Paul in London 



‘Jokey, camp, silly and it includes a climactic visual effect so stunning that many in
the departing audience were inspecting the stage to work out how it could have been
done’

The Tablet

 

‘The show is pacy, punchy and packed with gags’

Londonist 


‘It’s a show which is current, cutting and laugh out loud funny throughout.’

Shy Strange Maniac 

 

★★★

‘the perfect winter warmer - a raucous evening of terrible puns and queer
reclamation in a show that marries the heavenly and hilarious’

QX Magazine