Cariad & Paul Sell Out The Soho Theatre

Cariad & Paul: A Two Player Adventure, created by and starring Paul Foxcroft and Cariad Lloyd sold out at The Soho Theatre. The show moves to Pleasance at Edinburgh from August 18th-23rd, and will return to London in the Autumn. Tickets for Edinburgh available here. The Independent made it their Comedy Highlight and said this about the show; “Matchless improvisational comedy… beautifully performed and furiously inventive.”

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Bec Hill at Sundance UK

Russian Roulette, a short starring Bec Hill has won a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance UK, and was screened at Sundance London at the O2 in April 2014. You can watch the film (directed by Ben Aston) here.

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12 Shows at Edinburgh 2013

We’re heading up to Edinburgh next week with 12 amazing shows. Our Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award winning spectacular The Wrestling II returns to the Pleasance Grand on August 13th. Chortle Award nominated sketch storytellers and stars of Radio 4’s Sketchorama The Beta Males return after three sell out, 5 star Fringes with Superopolis, a brand new show set in a city full of capes, crimes and superheroes. Joseph Morpurgo debuts his hotly anticipated first hour Truthmouth, faux-verbatim lunacy and character comedy.  Multi-award winning musical comedian  Jay Foreman returns with his first full Fringe show since supporting Dave Gorman’s 2011-2012 tour, and fast-rising stand up Jim Campbell follows up his 5-star, sell out debut with a brand new show directed by Paul Byrne.
We are also thrilled to be producing Farce Noir, a multi-character comedy written by and starring our BAFTA Rocliffe NYTV Festival Finalist Briony Redman, and starring Paul Foxcroft, Richard Soames (The Beta Males) and Charlotte Gittins and directed by RSC director Gemma Fairlie. Paul and Briony also appear daily in Surname & Surname , their brand new sketch double act directed by David Reed (The Penny Dreadfuls), and Paul will be appearing for 5 nights only in Cariad & Paul: A Two Player Adventure, the acclaimed 2-hander improv show with Cariad Lloyd (BBC3’s The Cariad Show).

We’re delighted to welcome back Radio 4 poet Luke Wright following 6 sell out, 5 star Fringes with his brand new show Essex Lion. McNeil & Pamphilon are joined by Richard, Jon and Guy of The Beta Males along with Paul Foxcroft and Will Hartley (Clever Peter) for anarchic late night gaming in McNeil & Pamphilon Go 8-Bit. We’ll be producing Sad Faces Threw A Party, the brand new sketch show from the stars of Radio 4 Extra’s 4 Sad Faces and Sock Puppet, the first play we’ve taken to the Fringe, a one man horror comedy from John Luke Roberts. Please click here for more info on the shows and how to book tickets.

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The Wrestling Returns…

The Wrestling (photo credit Idil Sukan)It’s back. The Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Winning hit megashow The Wrestling will be returning to the Pleasance Grand with a brand new sequel, The Wrestling II on August 13th 2013. The show is the brainchild of Max & Ivan and we’re very happy to be co-producing with them and The Pleasance again. Click on the following link for a teaser trailer… The Wrestling II

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The Beta Males on Radio 4

Sketch group The Beta Males will be starring in the upcoming Radio 4 series Sketchorama, airing at 6.30pm on Radio 4 on May 30th. The Betas will be kicking off the new series!

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Adam Blampied’s prizewinning short premieres in London!

Adam Blampied’s debut screenplay was selected out of over 1000 eligible entries by a panel including Roman Coppola, Chloe Sevigny and the The Directors Bureau as one of four shorts to be made as part of Four Stories a competition sponsored and created by W Hotels and Intel Ultrabook Experience. Adam’s short, Eugene, was made by hugely talented director Spencer Susser. Roman Coppola said of Adam’s screenplay  “The script had a surrealism and intensity that stood out amongst the others. I found it appealing that the story was adventurous and the conclusion can’t be predicted.”

Tuesday night was the London premiere of all four wonderful films at the Prince Charles Cinema. Adam joined Roman Coppola, Lee Toland Kreiger, Robert Schwartzman, Naomi Scott and Margarita Kallas on the Q&A panel hosted by Mark Kermode. Eugene has already had some critical acclaim, with Kate Muir, chief film critic at The Times naming it as her favourite. You can watch Eugene and the other shorts here .

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The Beta Males at 13th Hour Horror Festival!

The Betas are resurrecting  their cult post-apocalyptic show THE BUNKER at The Leicester Square Theatre in October for 2 nights only as part of the 13th Hour Horror Festival. Their 2012 Fringe sell out spooktacular The Beta Males’ Midnight Movie Theatre “Infectious late night lunacy” ★★★★ Metro, will also be playing on Halloween, October 31st at 10pm in the Main House, with a cast including Max & Ivan, Cariad Lloyd, Late Night Gimp Fight, Jonny and the Baptists, Paul Foxcroft and Thomas Nelstrop. You can get tickets for both shows, including a special season ticket which also includes entry to Colin Hoult’s Real Horror Show here.

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Our shows Top Picks in Time Out, The List and Fest!

The Beta Males In… The Space Race was named as one of The List‘s Fringe 2012 Highlights  here , and as one of Time Out‘s Top Draws of the Edinburgh Fringe. The Betas’ other show, The Beta Males’ Midnight Movie Theatre was also picked out as one of Time Out‘s three best “Odd Nights Out ”

Monkey Toast: The Improvised Chat Show also made the top 3 Odd Nights Out in Time Out. You can read the full Time Out article here .

Fest magazine also named Thomas Nelstrop: Great(Ish) Hits as one of their shows to see in this article here and Such Small Portions picked out Thomas and Jim Campbell: Nine-Year-Old Man in their Top 10 Debut Shows to See.

Tickets for all the shows available through www.edfringe.com

 

 

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Beta John Henry Falle in BBC3 Pilot

You can currently catch the wonderful John Henry Falle in The Boy With Tape on His Face‘s BBC3 Pilot The TapeFace Tapes.

You can still watch on iPlayer here

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Ditto’s Edinburgh 2012 Shows On Sale Now!

Our 7 excellent 2012 Edinburgh Fringe shows are onsale now. All of our shows were sell out smashes last year, so get booking! 2% of Ditto’s profits from Edinburgh 2012 will be split between Kidney Research UK and Action for M.E.

THE BETA MALES IN… THE SPACE RACE

Pleasance Courtyard (Beneath) 5.45pm August 1st-27th
Tickets £5-£11 www.pleasance.co.uk /www.edfringe.com
The critically acclaimed sketch-storytellers return after two five star, sell-out Fringes with the secret history of the British Space Programme and why you’ve never heard of it. A
sketch-comedy blasting off in T-minus…1969. Top 10 EdFringe Show Amused Moose Laughter Awards 2011 and Chortle Award Nominees 2012.

“A slick, hilarious sketch show… Genius.” Sunday Times
“Highly inventive… one of the most exciting, gloriously funny acts out there.” Time Out

THE BETA MALES’ MIDNIGHT MOVIE THEATRE

Pleasance Courtyard (P2) 00.20 August 10, 11, 17, 18th (Fri & Sat nights)
Tickets £8-£10 www.pleasance.co.uk / www.edfringe.com
Don your TerrorVision specs and scream yourself hoarse with a galaxy of Fringe stars and critically acclaimed hosts The Beta Males at this special shriek-tacular. Using patented IMMERSO-VISION, the Chortle Award-nominated sketch-storytellers transport you inside a late-nite horror-movie, showing one of the finest creature features, deranged slashers or apocalyptic schlockfests the bargain-bucket has to offer. Who knows who… or what lurks in the shadows? WARNING: The first two rows may get dead…of thrills!

“A furnace of invention” Chortle

JIM CAMPBELL: NINE-YEAR-OLD MAN

Underbelly Bristo Square, Daisy 7pm August 1st-27th
Tickets £6-£10 www.underbelly.co.uk / www.edfringe.com Can you become a fully functioning adult without growing up? The highly anticipated début from the So You Think You’re Funny and Amused Moose Finalist. As seen on BBC Comedy Online. “Rich with beautifully phrased jokes… it’s hard to imagine a subject he couldn’t come up with an original and literate joke about” Chortle

JAY FOREMAN’S MIXTAPE

Underbelly Cowgate, White Belly August 19th-26th 1.25pm Tickets £10 www.underbelly.co.uk www.edfringe.com
Fresh from supporting Dave Gorman’s
UK and Ireland tour, Jay returns to Edinburgh with an hour combining the best of his sell-out Fringe shows and some exciting new bits. Musical comedy has never been this dextrous or catchy.“Sharp and sophisticated… classy and funny.” Chortle


McNEIL & PAMPHILON

Pleasance Courtyard (Baby Grand) 4.30pm Aug 1st-27th
Tickets £5-£11 www.pleasance.co.uk /www.edfringe.com
The award-winning double act return triumphantly for a third year after sell-out shows in 2010/11. Come see why critics have compared them to Morecambe & Wise, Reeves & Mortimer and The Mighty Boosh! As seen on BBC & MTV. 2011 Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year Finalists and Top Ten EdFringe Show, Amused Moose Laughter Awards 2011. “Face-achingly funny” ThreeWeeks

MONKEY TOAST: THE IMPROVISED CHAT SHOW

Pleasance Dome (10 Dome)11.05pm  August 1st-26th
Tickets £5-£11 www.pleasance.co.uk / www.edfringe.com
The six-time Canadian Comedy Award-Winning show hits Edinburgh with an all-star UK cast including Humphrey Ker, Sara Pascoe, Cariad Lloyd, Phil Whelans , Richard Soames, Paul Foxcroft, Charlotte Gittins, Dylan Emery, Susan Harrison, Briony Redman, Javier Jarquin, Rob Broderick and host David Shore. Onstage interviews with real celebrity guests including stars from the Fringe and beyond become hilarious improvised scenes in front of your eyes- and theirs! “Number 1 Fringe Comedy Show to See” NOW Magazine (Canada)

THOMAS NELSTROP: GREAT(ISH) HITS

Pleasance Courtyard (Attic) 4.30pm August 1st-27th
Tickets £5-£11 www.pleasance.co.uk /www.edfringe.com
A barnstorming debut solo hour from Thomas Nelstrop, a man who has quite literally been on television. GREAT(ISH) HITS is a euphoric mix of character comedy and riotous songs. Be prepared to fight for a ticket to this hilarious one-man music festival. As seen on The Impressions Show, Doctor Who (BBC), Honest (ITV), Comedy Shuffle. Directed by Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Ben Wilson. “Hilarious” THE SUN

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