Alan Ayckbourn's sci-fi romcom is set in the very near future, where androids have replaced human actors. A technical glitch leads to one of these 'actoids', JC F31-333, spontaneously acquiring a sense of humour, swiftly followed by self-awareness and the first signs of human emotions. Adam Trainsmith, an aspiring scriptwriter, is intrigued by Jacie Triplethree, as he calls her, and starts to teach her the rudiments of comedy. It's not long before he finds that he is falling in love with her. But is it possible for an android like Jacie to love him back?