It’s our last gig before our customary summer hiatus during which you may be going up to the Fringe. If you are, check out these sweet, juicy tasters of what joys you could behold up there. If you aren’t heading Edinburgh way, check out these succulent and sublime preview shows from two (three, really) of our very favourite friends without being wedged in the Scottish capital with a billion English people. Those who’ve seen Harriet and Sam & Tom before know what daftness they have in store, and those who don’t are in for a nice new treat.
Harriet Dyer: Dyergnosis Murder
BBC Live at The Fringe, BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC Ouch and that idiot that didn’t cook the chicken on ITV’s Dinner Date. “This is all very well and good squire but are you due to do a new show at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year? I yearn for you like butter.” Of course sweet prince! For the purposes of this show is Detective Dyer. Expect a menagerie of tomfoolery and tentacles. So many tentacles. Open her door and flop yourselves in.
“Instinctively funny” — Steve Bennett, Chortle
“Dyer made the audience feel at home and managed to wow the crowd… Loveable and delightful” — Three Weeks
“She’s got funny bones!” — Kevin Bridges
“Dyer exists in a joyful equilibrium, at the point where self-depreciation and a total embracement of oddness meet in utterly likeable harmony… Beautifully, brilliantly weird… Absolutely worth a watch”” — Broadway Baby
Sam & Tom: Unrectifiable
Body-swapping horro-medy debut from award-winning losers Sam & Tom. When a game of hide and seek ends with the duo stuck in each other’s bodies, the dynamics of a double-act and the boundaries of a friendship are pushed to the limits. Come and watch them grapple with the horrors of transcendental metaphysics whilst delivering an hour of comedy myrrh. This debut show asks the big questions, questions like: “What happened?”, “Which one was which?” and “Shall we go again?” (A: Unrectifiable, Sam & Tom, yes.).
Winner: So You Think That’s Funny?
As heard on BBC Radio Wales
“Extraordinary comics” — Manchester Evening News
“Gleeful silliness… fast establishing a stellar reputation” — The Skinny
“Comedic brilliance” — Three Weeks
“Among the best sketch comedy on the circuit” — GiggleBeats
Doors open at 7.00pm, show starts at 7.30pm.
Tickets are £6 when you buy online, £8 if you pay on the door.
Advanced booking is recommended.
The following food and drinks offers are also now available:
2 x tickets and a bottle of any wine £20
2 x tickets, a bottle of any wine and 2 main meals for £35
These must be booked in advance by contacting the Red Deer via (0114) 2722890 or firstname.lastname@example.org.