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Park Theatre, London3.65 reviews
The London premiere of Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis comes to London's Park Theatre this Christmas!

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Park Theatre in association with Signal Theatre Company presents Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis

On the 21st anniversary of Charlotte Jones’ heartfelt comedy comes its first-ever London production, which is now debuting at Park Theatre. This award-winning play from comedy specialists Signal Theatre Company is just the thing to make sure your winter is less harsh this year. Get tickets for Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis now to secure yourself a hilarious night out in London this Christmas time. There’s nothing like an exciting debut that will have you laughing out loud and shaking your hips along to a rocking Elvis soundtrack!

What is Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis about?

The story of this brilliant comedy is all about stay-at-home dominatrix Josie, and she has lost her passion for life. Being middle-aged, caring for a daydreaming daughter, and coping through Boston’s winter, the last thing she is looking forward to is her birthday. Her favourite and most loyal client Lionel, however, is adamant to cheer her up, and with the help of Josie’s daughter, Brenda, and their devout Catholic cleaner, Martha, they are going to throw her a birthday party! They even have a surprise guest up their sleeve – a brand new Elvis impersonator, Timothy Wong. However, no one knows about the other surprise guest that is really going to see that the party gets all shook up!

This comedy is all about learning to accept yourself and finding a place to fit in; no matter how old you are, what you’re wearing or whether or not you know Elvis’ songs. This heartfelt play will thaw the coldest of winters and warm the hearts of the biggest Scrooge, all whilst drawing the deepest laughs from the pits of your stomachs.

About the author; Charlotte Jones

Playwright Charlotte Jones, best known for her play Humble Boy, rose to fame in 1999 when she won the Critics’ Circle Most Promising Playwright for In Flame and Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis. Her highly acclaimed play Humble Boy is her fourth and premiered at London’s National Theatre in 2001. It transferred to the West End for a nine-month run before transferring to New York and opening at the Manhattan Theatre. The play was awarded Critics’ Circle Best New Play Award, the People’s Choice Best New Play Award, and was also nominated for an Olivier Award and a Drama Desk Award. Her plays have been produced and enjoyed worldwide. As well as her extensive works for theatre, she has also written for television and radio.

Park Theatre Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis tickets are on sale now!

Don’t miss out on tickets for Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis and secure yours now to ensure your winter is warmer this year. It’s the perfect treat this Christmas but book soon before the limited run, beginning 11 December 2019 and closing 4 January 2020, sells out!

Additional Information

Age restriction

Children under 16 will not be admitted.

Running time

2hr (including interval)

Performance dates

11 December 2019 - 4 January 2020.

Special notes

Latecomers may not be admitted.


Captioned performance Thursday 19 December 2019 - 7.45pm performance. Audio Described performance Thursday 2 January 2020 - 3.15pm performance.

Venue Information

Park TheatrePark Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3JP

Customer Reviews

5 reviews3.6

brian beckett29th December

Slow start but interwoven plots developed to make the play into a very interesting thought provoking piece


Excellent production and thoroughly enjoyable.

Amanda Tysoe Calnon28th December

Show was great, actors were great - whole experience was fantastic.

gail webber27th December

Poorly written and acted without conviction.

Customer sally rumfitt13th December

This play was funny but also tackled more serious issues as well. All the characters had a shared amount of the story to tell. Well acted and well written.Worth braving the rain for