'To Be Or Not Really To Be'. Alex Jones's first radio play is a ghost story that isn't a ghost story, a drama that isn't a drama, and a comedy that isn't a comedy. So what is it then? I suppose Alex Jones will not object to the label "macabre fantasy" being fixed to it. He has certainly come up with something new in the supernatural. Two of the characters are visible and invisible, dead and not dead (here we go again!). And there is a third character who like the others, is neither wholly dead nor wholly alive. But who he or she is I am not going to tell you. It would spoil your enjoyment of the play. I am not sure that Lightbulbs is the first comedy-drama I have heard on radio in which the dearly departed goes shopping at Tesco.
Radio Times - Choice:
When Steve returns from abroad in today's Afternoon Play, he's surprised by the strange atmosphere in the family home. Dad is drinking heavily, Mum is chain-smoking and sister Karen is on the verge of a breakdown. Then he hears a voice, which sounds very much like his dead niece, Felicity.
Time Out - Choice:
A good comedy ghost story by Alex Jones, its tone pitched somewhere between 'Cold Comfort Farm' and 'The Exorcist'.