Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ricky's Comedy about Death Is So Full of Life

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ricky's Comedy about Death Is So Full of Life

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RICKY GERVAIS has penned this comedy that will break your heart just as much as it will make you laugh out loud.

Taking on some difficult issues, Gervais plays Tony, who had the perfect life until his wife Lisa died cancer.

It begins with Lisa, played by Kerry Godliman, leaving him a video message to play after she's gone. She has plenty of advice, reminding him to unset the alarm, feed the dog, put the bins out.

But Tony clearly isn't coping that well. With no food in the house and everything a mess, he's drinking vegetable curry straight from the tin and the dog is given baked beans. We soon discover that Tony had been suicidal, but the dog needed feeding, so he didn't go through with it. Instead, he decides that he will just live without conscience, saying and doing whatever he likes. …

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