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The Doubtful Guest

The American writer and illustrator Edward Gorey was a purveyor of what he called “literary nonsense”. The wonderful Hoipolloi is our leading purveyor of theatrical whimsy with shows such as Floating and Story of a Rabbit. This brief evening – childlike, but not childish and aimed at all ages – takes the 14 rhyming couplets […]

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Story of a Rabbit

In 1995, Hugh Hughes (aka Shôn Dale-Jones, of Floating fame, last year’s unexpected Fringe hit) lost his neighbours’ rabbit, which he was taking care of while they were on holiday. In 2001, he lost his father, who fell from a ladder and died while Hughes was away working. Hemelds these two events into a moving

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Shôn Dale-Jones’s autobiographical show tells the story of his lockdown through texts, WhatsApp group chats and Zoom calls with loved ones. Like the denizens of Love Island, Shôn Dale-Jones has got a text. Since last spring, he’s also had emails, phone calls and WhatsApp group discussions. Created and performed by Dale-Jones, and presented by National

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Hugh Hughes in … 360 a one-man charm factory, has built up quite a reputation in the world of fringe theatre for his touching storytelling shows. 360 is life-affirmingly uplifting…guaranteed to put a spring in your step. Reviewed by Steve Bennett for CHORTLE Few recent fringe acts have engendered as much love as “emerging Welsh

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My Uncle Arly

Rather endearingly unhinged, this celebration of the work of the nonsense poet Edward Lear takes the audience on a journey through France and Italy and into places in the mind that no map could ever chart. It gets curiouser and curiouser as it creates a straitjacketed Victorian world and then shows that the lunatics have

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