"I found this piece most entertaining"

Jack Bradley, The Royal National Theatre

on the script.

"It is a clever piece of drama about language, logic and the human search."

Tamasha Theatre Company

on the script

"nO-bOdy nOse is spirited and accessible play and I admired its ambition."

Ruth Little, Young Vic Theatre Company

on the script

nO-bOdy nOse

by Ishwar Maharaj

A man with a box finds a sneeze by the side of the road and decides to help it find it's nose. So they embark on a journey which takes them into the Dead Wood where they encounter God, his wife, an man obsessed with hair, Handsome & Delicious - a pair of Bakers from the 'Butter My Buns' bakery harbouring a dark obsession for noses and the Echo's who echo everything.

 

nO-bOdy nOse was first performed at The Space, london in 2006 and was designed by Marie Antikainen and directed by Victoria Di Pace with the following cast:

 

Characters:
Man With Box - Ishwar Maharaj
Man With Hat - simon Rhodes
Voice of God - Niko Nicotera
Little Echo - Elia Dias
Big Echo - Martine Niven
Woman With Dog (God's Wife) - Niko Nicotera
Handsome - Richard Andersson
Delicious - Victoria Di Pace

The multinational production (nO-bOdy nOse) is quite entertaining and playwright Ishwar Maharaj, who also gives a wondering optimism to his role as Man with Box, has a light touch with some of the genuinely comic scenes. He has created a nice double act in Handsome and Delicious (Richard Andersson and Victoria Di Pace), the vain, bickering owners of Butter My Buns bakery and Niko Nicotera gives a wonderful turn as Gods wife, who appears to be Freddie Mercury in drag.

TIME OUT

"nO-bOdy nOse is an unusual and assured piece of writing. It contains a number of literary echoes from the Absurdists (particularly N.F.Simpson) to Gogol and has an innate theatricality."

SAMUEL FRENCH PUBLISHERS

"Ishwar maharaj has written a witty and beguiling play which deserves to be seen."

Jonathan Kent Theatre & opera director

"nO-bOdy nOse  made me forget myself completely. I'm normally dubious of the proposed marriages between text and physical theatre, but this was just perfectly done - the physicalisation being the most suitable means of telling the story (of the text). A charming and magical piece of theatre".

GUARDIAN Culture Blog.

nO-bOdy nOse post card

nO-bOdy nOse post card

Man With Box

Man With Box

Woman With Dog

Woman With Dog

Woman With Dog

Woman With Dog

Man With Box

Man With Box

Man With Hat & Man With Box

Man With Hat & Man With Box

Handsome

Handsome

Man With Hat

Man With Hat

Delicious & Man With Box

Delicious & Man With Box

Little Echo & Big Echo

Little Echo & Big Echo

Man With Hat

Man With Hat

Delicious & Man With Box

Delicious & Man With Box

Man With Box

Man With Box

Man With Box

Man With Box

Man With Box

Man With Box

Woman With Dog

Woman With Dog

Little Echo

Little Echo

Man With Hat & Man With Box

Man With Hat & Man With Box