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Tennis Theatre Comedy

West Sussex Gazette
Smash Hit For player
“An ex-professional tennis player has pulled off a smash hit of a very different was performed to packed houses at the Barn Theatre, Worthing.”

“Delightful debut.” “...entertaining comedy...sold out for its week-long run...” “atmosphere electric...” “...a veritable roller coaster of fast-paced, often racy dialogue...”

“I know how impossible it is to get a new unknown play produced. Companies generally plump for famous West End successes. So full marks to the Barn Theatre Company for present the comedy, You Can’t Be Serious, by local author Joan Woolley...Acting honours went to Sonia Spence for her bitchy worldly barbs as the I’m-in-charge Angela...chuckles from the chirpy dialogue...volleys of laughter.”

“Art imitates life for an Arundel tennis coach who has written a play about the game...although J Woolley’s comedy You Can’t Be Serious is a first play, it is already being considered for television by a major broadcaster.”

“Playwright: Ex-Sussex player J Woolley...Tennis star pens play...A deuce of a play to titter at...concerns the not-so-sporting goings on at the fictitious Little Buttox Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club...Joan played professional tennis for Gloucestershire and Sussex and now manages and coaches at a variety of can see the chuckle factor when people take things too seriously.”