|Lizard Brain: Debut 8pm. Wed 4th July at The Miller|
Can you feel it? Can you smell it? Can you touch it on the chin, stare into it's deep blue eyes and tell it how much it means to you? Yes, you can. The biggest event in the world is heading our way in a matter of weeks, and we can't flipping wait.
That's right, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is nearly here. An entire month of balls out, laugh a minute comedy and entertainment. Revelling in the spirit of that, we have such things at The Miller. Including a full-fat Edinburgh Fringe preview of the very wonderful comedienne and our jolly good friend; Cariad Lloyd.
Add to that an improvised film competition and a a debut show from our favourite gaggle of scouser impro-folk.. woo-hoo!
Now, put your balls away:
THE IMPROVISED FILM CHALLENGE
feat. BRAIN STORM
(please read this section in a movie trailer voice)
Five teams... [BOOM]... Five titles... [BOOM].... One hour... [BOOM]... Each team is given a title, and then have only one hour to write, act, shoot and edit a short film... [GUITAR SOLO]
MEANWHILE... [GASP]... New group: Brain Storm improvise a sketch show for your humour-muscles. Comedy featuring Steve Roe, Becca Gibson, George Bream and Edgar Fernando...
Until... [SCREAM] all the film teams come back and show their completed films... [HURGH]
In a world where anything is possible... [GUNFIRE]... The Last Samurai at the speed of Days Of Thunder... [THUNDER]... [EXPLOSION]... [COUGH]
WHEN: 8pm, Tuesday 3rd July
COST: £5 on the door
THE FREEWHEELIN' CARIAD LLOYD
and LIZARD BRAIN
We open with a debut show from the excellent and fair contingent of Liverpudlian improvisers, recently exodussed from Merseyside. Probably on a ferry. Lizard Brain are Herman Gambhir, Lauren Silver, Helen Foster, LeeMcPherson and Jack Darrell. It may be grim up North, but down here it's snowing joy-lizards.
And then, it's Edinburgh preview time again, with a chance to see Cariad Lloyd's brand new show. Last year she nearly won the prestigious Best Newcomer award. This year - semantics aside - we think she could be a major contender again.
‘Breathtaking.’ ★★★★★ Skinny
‘Original, brilliantly drawn and hilarious.’ ★★★★★ Three Weeks
'The performance is priceless' ★★★★ The Guardian
‘Offbeat and promisingly original.’ ★★★★ What’s on Stage
‘Sharp, witty and fiercely intelligent.’ ★★★★ Fest
‘Smart, offbeat comedy.’ ★★★★ Financial TimesI know.. right?
WHEN: 8pm, Wednesday 4th July
COST: £5 on the door
Right, I'm off put a kilt on and start greasing up my haggis.
See you there, petal!
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