SUNDAY 5th AUGUST 2018
Pleasance One, Venue 33 - map
Theatre (music, comedy)
Bowjangles are a string quartet who can really play. They dance whilst they play. They sing whilst they play. They leap, tumble, juggle and joke whilst they play. In this new show marking their 10 year anniversary, Bowjangles tell the somewhat ludicrous story of their journey to find the most priceless relic of all - a mysterious violin bow known as Excalibow. You'll love Bowjangles' inimitable and unique style, full of laughs, boundless energy, and almost every musical genre you can imagine. Warning: may contain traces of ABBA. 'Funny... genius... utterly inspired' (Dillie Keane). 'Superb' ***** (BroadwayBaby.com).
Elf Lyons: ChiffChaff
Comedy (stand-up, musical theatre)
The Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee (Best Show 2017) presents her one-woman musical about the economy. You read that right. Let’s get fiscal. The queen of clown is back and she’s making the dismal science fun with a whole orchestra and an Invisible Hand. BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017. Fringe World Best Comedy Show 2018 nominee. British Vogue's '20 Names of Now'. 'A fast talking, smart-thinking stand-up for whom the adjective 'kooky' could have been invented for' (Guardian). 'Hysterical tour de force' ***** (ThreeWeeks). 'A fantastic comedic success' **** (Fest). **** (Scotsman).
Casus: You &I
Poets spend their lives writing about it, everyone thinks about it, but when love is between two men some people turn a blind eye. This transparent journey of love, circus and friendship celebrates the importance of being visible in a world of closed doors. This empowering explosion of skill and identity celebrates the loving relationship between two circus performers, using high-level acrobatics, trapeze, magic and dance. Casus' co-founders Jesse Scott and Lachlan McAulay invite you into their world to shine a light on how two men can relate without preconceived ideas of what they should be.
David Baddiel's AniMalcolm
Children's Shows (comedy, theatre)
Malcolm doesn't like animals, which is a problem because his family love them. Their house is full of pets. The only bright spot on the horizon is the Year Six school trip. And there he is, on the bus, heading to... oh no. A farm... full of animals! After an adventure unlike any other, Malcolm begins to understand animals more deeply than anyone. But will he end up the same as before? A vibrant, energetic and gloriously funny musical, combining physical theatre and outstanding storytelling style to bring Baddiel's magical and wonderfully comic bestseller to the stage.
Rhys Nicholson - Seminal
It's me, Rhys. Please come to my show. Barry Award nominee, Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 'Aloof, wired, super smart, super quick... this is an excellent, laughter-filled hour and by the end we are all Rhys Nicholson fans' (Scotsman). 'Nicholson is one of the most remarkable talents on the national stand-up circuit' **** (Sydney Morning Herald).
Angelos and Barry: A Matter of Life and Death
BBC's Angelos Epithemiou and Channel 4's Barry from Watford return with a new show following their sell-out tour. Barry wants to tell you all about his career in showbiz 'at the end of the pier' while Angelos is onstage to discuss art, poetry, literature and all the other stuff no one is meant to understand. Perhaps it's time for the newly intellectual Angelos to move on. Is their fabulous double act doomed? More hysterical silliness following their last show which the Guardian called 'A puerile delight!'.
Wasabeats Crew present the European premiere of Break Free featuring champion break dancers, each with world titles, who are ready to carve up the floor to reach dizzying new heights. Direct from Tokyo, this crew are world-class urban dancers, fusing the very best in skill and technique, state of the art technology and a thumping soundscape, alongside breath-taking never before seen tricks! Break Free is the ultimate breakdance fairy-tale suitable for all the family.
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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