An English company called Bite-Size Plays featured some of Joel’s bar plays at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe. The production was called Big Bite-Size Breakfast and featured three rotating ‘menus’ with one of Joel’s plays (“Tragic Hero”) in Menu #2, and two (“Answer Man & Big Fish Little Fish”) in Menu #3.
From The Flaneur:
The Answer Man is a great way to start your day at the Edinburgh Fringe…
William Knowelden stars as the ukulele strumming Answer Man, who appears behind a bar and offers Annie Jackson’s depressed Denise the answers to life’s big, and not so big questions. Written by Joel Jones it allows Knowleden to appear omniscient and his jovial know-all has to be one of the most-entertaining characters to breakfast with.
From the Skinny:
Big Fish, Little Fish by Joel Jones is a brilliant parody of old-school film noir full of witty puns and a saxophonist who only speaks through saxophone riffs. The femme-fatale is funny as she swishes and pouts her way through the purposefully clichéd lines while the stereotypical shady character with the internal monologue – that is not very internal – is brilliantly cast.
From the British Theatre Guide:
Answer Man by Joel Jones
What should be a witty light comedy becomes far more…
Big Fish Little Fish by Joel Jones
The final drama is a spoof on those hard boiled movies based on private detective novels by the likes of Dashiell Hammett…
Thanks to the efforts of director Nick Brice, the script and performers combine to provide a superb ending to the 2014 series.