|About the Book|
An ordinary man receives a nuisance phonecall that just says the word Twelve!A couple of weeks later comes another that says Eleven!Then there’s Ten!Whats going on? Is someone counting down to the end of his life? This is the story of hisMoreAn ordinary man receives a nuisance phonecall that just says the word Twelve!A couple of weeks later comes another that says Eleven!Then there’s Ten!Whats going on? Is someone counting down to the end of his life? This is the story of his misadventures as he tries to avoid anything and everything. Miniature clones of the Pope, Franz Kafka fans, vengeful wasps and cross country rally dancing come into it too.And who are Mister and Missus Clemons?Originally performed as a solo stage comedy piece at the 1996 Edinburgh Fringe, this is a bizarre conceptual safari, full of groany jokes and wistful moments.Reviews for the stage show of “Twelve!”:Ben Moors one man play, “Twelve!” was brilliant, sporting more jokes and witty lines in a single hour than a whole series of Red Dwarf.SFX MAGAZINENothing is normal in Ben Moors latest monologue- all the audience can hope to do is to keep up as he goes further and further off the wall.Not only deeply funny, but also oddly eloquent, in his own words: A mixture of the wonderful and the insane.THE SCOTSMANBen Moors suavely accomplished “Twelve!” blends Hitchcock suspense with myriad off kilter concepts... to create a supernatural monologue worthy of the early 20th century satirist Saki.High, if obscure, praise.MELODY MAKERBEN MOOR is an award-winning writer and actor.His TV and film appearances include THE IT CROWD, KNOWING ME, KNOWING YOU and CASANOVA.As well as writing numerous works for the stage, he is the creator of the radio series ELASTIC PLANET and UNDONE, and his journalism has appeared in publications such as THE GUARDIAN and THE IDLER.MORE TREES TO CLIMB collects three other solo stage pieces as short stories and features an introduction by Stewart Lee.