FRIDAY 11th AUGUST 2017
Pleasance One, Venue 33 - map
12:30pm-2.00pm
Tickets: £11.00
Mother's Ruin: A Cabaret about Gin
Cabaret
***** (Time Out, Sydney). Nominated Best Cabaret: Fringe World Festival, Best Writing: Green Room Awards. Equal parts historical and hysterical, lose yourself among sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this darkly comic cabaret. A raucous journey through the history of gin, that is 'not only vocally sublime but a stroke of comedy genius' (TheatrePress.com.au). With true tales from 18th-century London, a few New York speakeasies, the Australian bush and the jungles of Peru, Mother's Ruin features songs by Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Martha Wainwright and more. Ticket includes a Four Pillars Gin and Tonic.
Matt Panesh - Freedom...!
Spoken Word
New show. New characters-ish. 'Funny, filthy, furious. Dominates the stage' (Jersey Evening Post). 'If he was a musician he'd be Billy Bragg' (Venue Magazine). Winner, ThreeWeeks Editors Award, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014.
Looking for John
Theatre
Looking for John. Written and performed by Tony Timberlake. As I watched him, it was me gliding, spinning, twisting and turning, every gesture so precise and expressive. 1976. 19 million people watched Birmingham-born skater John Curry win Olympic gold. Just hours after his victory, John was outed by the tabloids, but his iconic Olympic routine and the extraordinary life that followed changed one young boy's life forever. Looking For John is a powerful, heartfelt and comic story of one man's obsession with a forgotten hero and his journey to get him celebrated once more. Director: Tessa Walker.
Dad's Army Radio Hour
Comedy
Celebrating 50 years of Perry and Crofts quintessential sitcom, which won the Best One-Liner accolade in a poll of comedians conducted earlier this year by Gold, with the immortal words: 'Don't tell him, Pike'. Double Fringe First Award winner David Benson (star of Think No Evil of Us: My Life With Kenneth Williams and Boris: World King) and Jack Lane (Wisdom Of a Fool) present a rotating pair of classic radio episodes featuring favourite lines and cherished characters. The best-loved of all British comedies (Daily Telegraph). A masterpiece of comic timing! (Evening Standard).
Simply Bowie
Music
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Phil Nichol: Your Wrong
Comedy
Trump. Your wrong. Brexit. Your wrong. Facebook. Your wrong. Tinder. Your wrong. Religion. Your wrong. Fashion. Your wrong. Grammar. Your wrong! We are being watched. Whether its the grammar Nazis on the internet, the court of public opinion in the media, the government through our smart phones, the aliens from deep in the crust of the moons of Jupiter, or by God himself, we are being monitored. The pressure to "get it right" is tremendous! Right? Your Wrong questions the nature of understanding and explores our modern day need to be right about everything. ***** (Herald).
Driftwood
Circus
Edinburgh audiences cant be wrong. 'Casus have taken up permanent residence in the hearts of Fringe goers and rightly so' (Scotsman). Returning with Driftwood, the multi award-winning Australian company Casus Circus arent afraid to take risks or embrace the intimacy of human contact. Their choreography is creative and tests the limits of their strength and flexibility, with a few moments of edge-of-your-seat nervousness. 'Breathtaking sounds like a buzzword, so lets just say I kept forgetting to breathe; eyes wide, mouth agape, in complete awe' ***** (Advertiser, Adelaide Fringe).
Mervyn Stutter
Your Host
Mervyn has been in the entertainment industry since 1974. He started in theatre where he acted, wrote scripts, songs, and directed for around 14 years. In the 1980s, he became the 'regular topical song bloke' on the BBC TV's first ever daytime show, 'Open Air', fronted by a thin Irishman called Eamonn Holmes. Over the years he has performed weekly topical songs on many TV current affairs programmes and more of the same on radio. In the late 1980s, Merv took his comedy songs onto the Comedy Circuit and then touring theatres. Merv's first Edinburgh Fringe was in 1986 and he has been every year since. He started his 'Pick of the Fringe' in 1992 and he has hosted it ever since. More at About Mervyn.
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