Old Dane Jack Rooke interviewed by Jonathan Ross
Congratulations to old Dane Jack Rooke, whose award winning play "Good Grief" was chosen as Radio 4’s Comedy of the Week last week. The play was aired on BBC Radio 4 on 16th March at 11pm, which was followed by an interview with Jack by TV and radio presenter Jonathan Ross on BBC Radio 2 at 11:30pm that evening.
The play is an adaptation of Jack's critically acclaimed debut Edinburgh show, Good Grief, which celebrates lost loved ones and finding happiness after tragedy.
"At 15 years old Jack was an old man trapped in a child's body,he listened to Woman's hour, wrote poems and went to bingo with his Nan, whilst his Jack-the-lad dad encouraged him to go off road racing and live life. In the middle of his GCSEs Jack had to go from child to man overnight, when his dad unexpectedly died of cancer. Seven years on, Jack and his paternal grandmother take us on their funny poignant journey of good grief. …"
To find out more about Jack, and for information about venues where the play is being shown, please follow the links below: