All New People

Previewed 22 February 2012, Opened 28 February 2012, Closed 28 April 2012 at the Duke of York's Theatre in London.

Zach Braff's play All New People in London starring Zach Braff and directed by Peter DuBois.

The dead of winter, Long Beach Island, New Jersey, Charlie has hit rock bottom. Away from the rest of the world, this perfect escape is interrupted by a motley parade of misfits who show up and change his plans. A hired beauty, a fireman, and an eccentric British real estate agent desperately trying to stay in the country all suddenly find themselves tangled together in a beach house where the mood is anything but sunny.

The cast for All New People in London features Zach Braff as 'Charlie' along with Eve Myles as 'Emma', Susannah Fielding 'Kim' and Paul Hilton as 'Myron' with, appearing film: David Bradley, Joseph Millson and Amanda Redman. Directed by Peter DuBois with designs by Alxander Dodge, lighting by Paul Anderson and sound by Fergus O'Hare. Zach Braff is best known for playing the role of 'Dr. John Dorian' in the television series Scrubs.

"Off Broadway, The New York Times found the play 'sensationally funny' and Variety called the suicide a 'priceless sight gag'. The play is written by (and here stars) Zach Braff, the TV hero of the medical sitcom Scrubs. Its director, Peter Dubois, did well with Becky Shaw at the Almeida, and dark comic themes can be beguiling. This isn't. It is the most aimless, pointless, immature play I have ever seen... Braff plays Charlie the suicidal hero and until his big reveal he mainly smoulders quietly while the others snort cocaine, pop random pills and inhale nitrous oxide - though nobody, bafflingly, acts particularly stoned. Each has a back-story and two have Dark Secrets. Charlie's is out first, and just as you are thinking that nothing could be more melodramatic, improbable and full of self-absorbed me-generation egotism, a worse one emerges." The Times

"It's another four-hander and 'sensationally funny' according to the New York Times. Not true. I didn't laugh once. The play is not just mirthless, it's worthless; a tale of an interrupted suicide that finishes up with all the characters confessing that, yes, 'we all have pain', so there is no need to feel alone. And, in any case, in a 100 years' time, there will be 'all new people', so why worry. Trite or what?... The dialogue is inane and Zach Braff's witless jokes depend largely on smut and swearing. The back-story of each character is revealed in the most dramatically lazy way I've ever seen: a flashback in film. The actors do what they can with the dismal material, although Braff himself looks very unhappy and spends most of the time skulking in a back corner of the stage. Understandably. Ninety minutes has seldom felt so long." The Mail on Sunday

All New People in London at the Duke of York's Theatre previewed from 22 February 2012, opened on 28 February 2012 and closed on 28 April 2012.