Reviews

Selected praise:

KING CHAOS, 2015.

★★★★ - 'Bad Bat have established themselves as seriously hot talent in sci-fi comedy and will surely continue to capitalise on that well-earned reputation. In space, no one can hear you scream. In the Tristan Bates, everyone can you hear you laughing. Because you are.' - Views from the Gods.

★★★★ - '... the arguments made for 'pragmatism versus idealism when in power' make a lasting impression, especially as Tyler and Gary are essentially Trinculo and Stefano (from The Tempest) who find they unwittingly actually have the power to change things' - Female Arts

'King Chaos sets a cracking pace right from the start and never lets up. All (the cast) are excellent and clearly having fun – their enjoyment is infectious. Writer, producer and director, Steve Jordan has created a wonderfully silly and comic sci-fi universe that, with all its nods and winks to other works, stands very much on its own two feet.' - Camden Fringe Voyeur

'The small cast of four very contrasting characters are an absolute delight to watch. The entire hour of the play is joke after joke so there is very little pause between laughs... would make a great television show (Blackadder meets Dr Who) with its fun-filled adventures...' - A Younger Theatre

GLOBAL MEGA INCORPORATED, 2015.

★★★★ - 'Jordan's writing is carefully thought out, with the characters growing on you the more you spend time with them, so he does indeed manage to tick the truly funny box.' - Views from the Gods.

★★★★ '... absurdist humour that would have done the Monty Python team proud'. - Female Arts.

PILGRIM SHADOW, 2013/2014.

★★★★ - 'Jordan carries on this seething, bubbling resentment and pathetic longing masterfully... (the cast) carry the comedy and characterisation off flawlessly... It's a classic contrast and one that the pair, all bluster and wide eyes respectively, work beautifully... if on TV ... their pairing I suspect would be seen as one of the greats.' - Gareth Alexander, Views from the Gods.

★★★★ - 'A hilarious, unusual Sci-Fi excursion... exciting and hilarious science fiction... brilliantly presents this genre on stage... the snappy interactions (the cast) bring a great atmosphere to the play... a parody of a futuristic sci-fi blockbuster crammed into a 60 minute stage play and somehow this is achieved with rather a lot of brilliance!' - Remote Goat.

'Terrific fun... Cliff Chapman as Tyler and Adam Joselyn as Gary really embrace their roles – Tyler is all exaggerated patience and tragicomic dignity like Harold Steptoe... Gary bounces up and down with excitement like an ADHD rabbit... Here’s hoping there are more episodes coming our way.' - Camden Fringe Voyeur.

THE PROBLEMING, 2014.

★★★★ '...the quality of Jordan's writing has always been in his characterisation, ensuring each is given just as a particularly well-crafted arc as the plot. Here, the trio are unravelled in just three, well-considered and tightly-crafted scenes that do justice to the whole piece... The laughs come thick and fast, in all different varieties. Whether you love the cheesey, slightly nerdy references Jordan seems to revel in or the swears intelligently placed like landmines across the place, this has 'em all... Jordan cares for his characters, well-evidenced throughout, and juggling a trio well. Scripts are, frankly, impeccable... it's this continued attention to detail that makes Jordan's writing such a great investment at any level.' - Views From the Gods.

'Steve Jordan's best play yet. A diverting blend of comedy and horror, with a nice line in really foul-mouthed profanity.' - Andrew Cartmel, novelist and screenwriter.

DEAD STATIC, 2012.

★★★★ - '... a number of Blackadder-style similes stretched wonderfully far beyond breaking point. Douglas Adams' voice is heard, as is Grant/Naylor's, with a pinch of Men Behaving Badly's Simon Nye. This is a comedy writer brought up right, learning from the best, but allowing himself his own spin on things... I came away from the play thinking there were a lot more stories to be told with Tyler and Gary. Not only that, but I rather hope to see more of them.' - Views from the Gods.

'A neat example of how strong acting, good direction and clever idea can repeatedly give the observer something quite serious to think about while being very funny... it really is quite a splendidly thoughtful and hilarious production.' - Forbidden Planet International.

'If author Steve Jordan is actually aiming for a worthy TV pilot then he has one. If enough episodes could be written as brilliantly (and performed as well) then he would have the makings of a classic series.' - Snipe London.

'A brilliant hour ... Strong performances and a pace that constantly varied but never flagged, swinging from broad comedy to a key moment of pathos. A bickering odd-couple Huis Clos, in space.' - Stephen Gallagher, novelist and screenwriter.

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