FETISH THEATRE CHAPTER 8 'DEVOTED' THU 07 JUNE @ 9.00 PM £ 13
A powerful, thrilling and erotic story of love, commitment, patriotism and devotion under the changing tides of war and the confining ropes of religion. Characters of a community explore and question their shifting identities, stigmas and sexualities, devoted to their roles, relationships and rituals.
9 June 7pm
If you think Type 1 diabetes is a disability, think again. This satirical one man show follows the real life story of one diabetic’s journey and the obstacles he has to overcome to make his dreams come true. Yes there’s heartbreak and tears as some opportunities are cruelly closed off from him. But in a career spanning professional sport, music and showbusiness this is ultimately a tale of laughter and joy, and how to reach for the top when the odds are stacked against you.
"Gourkan’s style is manic, up-close, fast-speaking, but highly passionate and heart-felt. Partly comedic, his impressions of the people he meets along the way are excellently observed" Matthew Dougall- reviewer numbernine.
YOU ONLY LIVE FOREVER TUE 26 JUNE @ 9.00 PM WED 27 JUNE @ 7.00 PM £8 Two lovers take an elixir with ever-lasting consequences. The creators of five-star sell-out hit, In Tents and Purposes (SOHO Theatre/UK Tour), return to compete with their egos in a new comedy-play about the reality of living for eternity. 'A breath of fresh air' (Times). 'An hour well spent in the company of two future stars' (Sunday Mail). 'Very funny stuff and the performances are excellent' (Daily Mail). 'Daft enjoyable meta-theatre comedy' (Guardian). 'One of the most enjoyable theatrical experiences I've encountered so far at the Fringe this year' (Scotsman). Funny Women/Comedy Central UK award runner-up
MON 02 JULY @7.00 PM SAT 14TH JULY @ 9.00 PM £11.50
Balancing work and love is a struggle, but what if your job is killing people? A hitwoman is trying to reconcile these two aspects of her life. Just starting out in a new profession, she craves the respect of her experienced partner in crime. But when she meets someone who she thinks might be the one, will everything have to change? How much longer can she carry on kicking in other people’s teeth, lying to a man she’s falling in love with? One of these relationships can’t last, and before the hitwoman makes her final decision, the situation is going to get deadly.
MON 09 JULY @ 9.00 PM £9/ £5
The Happiest People in the World is a London-based duo that performs theatre and comedy without the safety net of any structure or script. Their act draws comparisons with the like of Dummy and TJ & Dave since they explore characters in their relationships and emotions. The show unfolds in a magic discovery where touching and hilarious moments naturally emerge.They performed in shows across the UK. They headlined international improvisation festivals in Oslo and Reykjavik. You can check their website http:\\thehappiestpeeps.com for more details.
TUE 10 JULY - SAT 14 JULY @ 7.00 PM £10 SUN 15 JULY @ 6.00 PM £10
Jim Mannering introduces us to the third least expensive diner of a coastal town with no name. In the backroom of a greasy spoon the old, under-employed and over-medicated while away the day, exchanging cliches over weak tea. Nothing ever changes. Until it does. A pacey, darkly comic thriller, with five twists and no scene changes.
Mannering is the author of last years Camden Fringe hit ’Dark Room’. His debut play won the Player-Playerwrights ’Play of the Year’ Award 2017, achieved a sell out run and critical acclaim. London Theatre 1 awarded the Etcetera Theatre production five stars and described it as "Dark, depraved and laugh-out-loud funny".
WED 18 JULY @ 7.00 PM THU 19 JULY @ 7.00 PM £8.50
"Janet" is an emotional, high-energy, poetically performed tragi-comedy, celebrating the life of Janet. A quirky look at trying to defy the inevitable and the struggle to be oneself using objects and unconventional puppetry. Janet herself is played by a lump of uncooked bread dough.
"Janet" tells the story of her search for herself despite her crazy packet-of-flour-mother, some bad dreams involving a brioche and a disastrous love affair with a handsome rolling pin.
"Janet" is a show for anyone who has tried to battle destiny; those who play with their food and especially those who like a well cooked loaf of bread.
A very human story told by objects with a dark comic edge - think Emmerdale meets Monty Python, plus a little B-Movie Horror.
MON 23 JULY @ 5.30 PM TUE 24 JULY @ 5.30 PM £5.50
Fabric Productions in association with Danielle Ward & Anna Crilly present The Half. A premiere from award winning writer Danielle Ward (Psister Psycho, Gutted). Starring British Comedy Award nominee
Anna Crilly (Succession, Lead Balloon, Extras) and Margaret Cabourn-Smith (Miranda, Motherland,
Catastrophe). Thirty minutes before curtain up, a double act meet for the first time in over a decade, but whatever happened to cause such a rift? Ambition, friendship, motherhood, ageing and mice are all explored in this tragicomedy. “Wonderfully thought-provoking... finely crafted writing” Guardian
“The peerless Anna Crilly” The Stage
“Cabourn-Smith’s performance is remarkable... she becomes the beating heart of the play” Reviewshub
THE TRAVELLING SISTERS - TOUPÉ
WED 25 JULY @ 9.30 PM £8
Masterfully combining physical comedy, characters, and original music, The Travelling Sisters are 'insane geniuses of sketch comedy' (GreatScott.media). This infectious trio conjure characters and twists you won't see coming. A theme park ride for the soul. Best Comedy Melbourne Fringe 2017. New
Zealand Tour Ready Award Melbourne Fringe 2017. Best Newcomer nominee Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017.
'Like no other act you have ever seen' * (TheatrePeople.com). 'imaginative, vivid, fully-realised characters’ (Festmag). 'Indefinable alchemy... their sheer presence exudes fun and sass' ** (Chortle.co.uk).
THE ESTABLISHMENT: FOOL BRITANNIA
THU 26 JULY @ 7.30 PM £6.50
Following their critically-acclaimed tour of The Establishment: Eton Mess, comedy duo Dan Lees and Neil Frost return with their brand new show. Fool Britannia is an idiots guide to all that is British, an hilarious exploration of the history and culture of this green and pleasant land.
"A fast-paced, multidimensional masterclass in comedy." Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
"This is silliness as an art form." The Scotsman
"Another much-needed chapter in our national legacy of lampooning the powers that be, building on Peter Cook, the Pythons and The Fast Show.. You can imagine this going down very well indeed at the Palladium or the BBC." The Stage "They don’t miss a beat." Skinny
"Very cleverly observed." Reviews Hub
"One of the best shows I’ve seen." Mumble Comedy
"One of the funniest and most nimble-footed pieces of theatre you could hope to see." British Theatre Guide
"Glorious parodies…fresh and funny." Chortle
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THE BRUTALIST HOUSEVIVES' FISH DINNER: COMEDY PREVIEWS
FRI 27 JULY @ 7.30 PM AND 9.30 pm £6
Ahoy! Mses and Misters CAMPION, DOCKSEY, BENNETT and BARR present a double double bill of alternative comedy before the Edinburgh Fringe. Get onboard for sea shantys, stand-up, a career-changing sex doll, more stand-up, and the people’s favourite: Brutalist architecture.
Funny Women Regional Finalist
“Funny and original” – The Stand
As seen on The Next Step, Comedy Central UK Online and ASDA’s Progigo Viral Campaign Siân Docksey
Featured in The Telegraph’s Funniest One-Liners of the Edinburgh Fringe 2017
“One to watch” – Funny Women
•“Fresh and thought-provoking” – Mumble Comedy
“Silly, nonsensical, political, feminist and weird.” - One4Review
“Very funny” – The F-Word
TIETA, THE TRIAL
SAT 28 JULY @ 5.30 PM £ 10
Tieta is StoneCrabs Theatre brand new stage adaptation of the famous Brazilian novel ‘Tieta do Agreste’ by Jorge Amado.
Featuring live music, storytelling and dance, Tieta takes the audience in an emotional rollercoaster blended with fact and fiction in equal measure. Twenty-six years after being forced to leave his rural town, Antonio returns as Tieta, a woman and millionaire and promises to transform the town’s fortunes; but there is a condition attached to her charity: justice. Is Tieta’s call for justice, also a cry for revenge?
‘Time Out critics choice at the Manchester Fringe Festival 2015’
PLENTY OF LINGUINE AT HOME
SAT 28 JULY @ 9.30 PM £5
Albie and Amelia have been told by an unorthodox relationship counsellor to perform a two-man show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival despite a break-up laden with animosity. The audience is taken on a hilarious journey about how to make something creative work when there is trouble in a relationship. As Pavarotti's wife said of his numerous infidelities: 'while he may look at other pasta, there is plenty of linguine at home'. Expect to see a relationship breakdown before your very eyes.