Jack Docherty Nothing But
Date: Sunday 17 April 2022
Webster Memorial Theatre
Following a critically acclaimed season at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021, Jack Docherty, one of Scotland’s favourite comic performers and the BAFTA award winning star of Scot Squad and Absolutely, is delighted to announce that he will be touring in 2022 with his new play Nothing But (Independent’s Top Ten Shows of the Fringe).
“SHOT THROUGH WITH A SELF-EFFACING, SELF-AWARE WIT, EMOTIONAL HONESTY AND INTELLIGENT ANALYSIS OF HOW TIME BOTH CHANGES US IN MIND AND BODY…A MASTERFUL PIECE OF STORYTELLING THAT HAS THE AUDIENCE HANGING ON EVERY WORD.” «««« Chortle
Nothing But is a tender, playful, darkly comic tale in which Jack grapples with lost youth, infatuation, fatherhood, sex, secrets and truth.
A love letter to Edinburgh, family and summer rain.
“[NOTHING BUT] REALLY IS SOMETHING SPECIAL: A BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN, EXPERTLY CONSTRUCTED AND DEEPLY ENGROSSING PIECE OF STORYTELLING” «««« The Skinny
Jack Docherty started his career at the Edinburgh Festival in the 1980’s and was twice shortlisted for the Perrier Award. He then went on to write for Spitting Image, Alas Smith and Jones, The Lenny Henry Show, Vic Reeves’ Big Night Out and many others. Four series of Absolutely, Channel 4’s critically acclaimed, award-winning, cult sketch show followed, spawning spin-off sitcom, Mr Don and Mr George. He has also appeared in The Comic Strip, Red Dwarf and Have I Got News For You and provided the voice for Aardman’s Oscar nominated short film Humdrum.
As well as being Britain’s first five nights-a-week talk show host on Channel 5’s The Jack Docherty Show he wrote and starred in the BBC2 sitcom The Creatives, wrote and produced Model, Actress, Whatever (the Rankin directed Channel 4 film), and was the lead in Sky One’s sci-fi comedy drama The Strangerers.
“AN AMIABLE AND ENTERTAINING RACONTEUR, NEVER DUCKING FROM BEING BOTH GOODIE AND BADDIE IN HIS OWN STORY.” «««« The List
Jack’s more recent work includes the RTS Award-winning comedy Scotland In A Day for Channel 4, producing the BBC Scotland film No Holds Bard, writing the BBC2 sitcom The Cup and producing two series of BBC1 sitcom Old Guys. He wrote and performed three series of Start/Stop for Radio 4 and its TV spin-off for BBC1. He is currently filming the seventh series of BBC1 Scotland’s multi award-winning Scot Squad and has starred in the Scot Squad spin-offs, The Chief’s Election Interviews (BAFTA Winner 2020) and the Chief Does Democracy (BAFTA Nominated 2021).
“HUGELY ENGAGING AND BEAUTIFULLY-SHAPED…THERE’S NO GAINSAYING THE SHEER CRAFT AND SKILL WITH WHICH HE TELLS HIS TALE” «««« Scotsman
Nothing But is Jack’s highly anticipated return to live performing