Phil Jupitus – a Free Fringer with his Porky the Poet shows in both 2013 and 2014 – has joined the cast of west end musical Urinetown. The show is running for a limited season at the Apollo in London.
Free Fringe 2014 show What has the news ever done for me? is reprised in North London at the Aces and Eights saloon bar. The topical panel show is hosted by Free Fringe regular and BBC Radio 4 writer Grainne Maguire with a changing panel of guests.
Grainne also teachers a comedy writing course. Info here.
Aidan Goatley is touring his one man Free Fringe show 10 Films With My Dad around the world, including recent dates in Dubai, upcoming dates in London and Dublin and plans afoot to visit the US, Australia and Copenhagen. Aidan says “This is all due to bookers seeing my show in Edinburgh as I have no agent to arrange things for me. ” Tour dates as well as the link to the book of his show are all on his website.
Free Fringer Nig Lovell, host of The Worst Show On the Fringe and The Best Of Oh So Funny is opening two new comedy nights in the London area for the new year. The first – a regular Oh So Funny show is in Leytonstone and the second, an alternative night is at the Wanstead Tap and called Totally Tapped.
A fantastic line-up has been announced for the forthcoming PBH Free Fringe benefit at the Bloomsbury Theatre. Terry Alderton, Robin Ince, John Otway, Anna Morris (from Bad Bridesmaids) and Fosters Award-Winner John Kearns will be joined by Rich Hall, Josh Widdicombe and of course PBH himself.
The show is 15th Jan 2015. Tickets are available from the Bloomsbury Theatre website here and the show starts at 7.30pm.
Free Fringer (in both 2013 and 2014, as host of late night Voodoo Rooms cabaret extravaganza The Painted Grin) Jayde Adams has won the UK’s Funny Women Award. Another Free Fringer – Lauren Pattison who appeared in Punky and Perky at the Opium venue on Cowgate was placed third in the competition.
Richard Tyrone Jones, Director of Spoken Word at the Edinburgh Free fringe, brings the Free Fringe concept to the Star of Kings pub in King’s Cross next Wednesday 17th September with his Edinburgh Fringe show ‘Crap Time Lord’, the true story of how having two hearts and a cancelled BBC series makes him, well, a crap time lord.
Crap Time Lord’s two reviews at Edinburgh 2014, from Broadwaybaby and Sabotage, were both 4* and to celebrate Richard is bringing the show back to London at the on the Free fringe principle; pay what you think it’s worth. Manchester’s Jackie Hagan will also be performing her show about losing a limb, ‘Some people have too many legs’ for the first time in London – it sold out its run at Manchester’s Contact theatre.
On top of that there’s an open-to-all PAID GIG CONTEST where you simply sign up on the door, do three minutes, and the audience votes on who wins a PAID GIG worth £50 at the next ‘Utter!’ event!
So if you’d like to come along and take part you’re most welcome – and bring friends to vote for you! We’ll be filming Crap Time Lord with a view to getting the show commissioned as 15 minute slots for radio 4.
Two of the shows nominated for Creative Carbon Scotland’s Sustainable Production Award.
They are Elf Lyon’s children’s show Princess Taz and the Fearsome Forest and Kate Smurthwaite’s science/comedy show The Evolution Will Be Televised.