Edinburgh Preview Double Bill: Douglas Walker and Tom Skelton
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From one of the UK’s best loved improv troupes Racing Minds, come two exciting narrative comedians performing their brand new works-in-progress:
Tom Skelton: Blind Eye Spy
2023. Post-Brexit, MI6’s budget has been slashed, but they need a new agent in Berlin. Out of work comedian Tom Skelton has ‘seasoned abilities as an improviser’ (Chortle) and making things up as he goes along, speaks ‘ein Bisschen Deutsch’, and is registered blind – and who would suspect a blind spy?
A Le-Carre-On character comedy thriller unfolds as Tom wanders blindly into Berlin’s dark underbelly of espionage, betrayal and currywurst.
‘A wonderful narrator’ (Times)
‘Inventive and very enjoyable’ ★★★★ (Mirror)
‘An extremely clever one-man show that cries out for a bigger stage’ ★★★★ (Ed Fest Mag).
‘Funny, varied and inherently cheesy, but also full of candid vulnerability…sends you back out into the world with a spring in your step’ (Chortle)
Douglas Walker presents Of Christmas Past
Christmas is a time for joy and happiness, but there is a sinister secret at the heart of the stories we tell. Douglas Walker unravels a shocking true story with his ingenious new comic play. In an absurd and incredible one-man epic, he embodies a dizzying cast of characters spanning 100 years of history.
The only thing more devastating than finding out that Santa doesn’t exist, is finding out that he does.
“Exceptional… characters as self-assured as they are eloquent” ★★★★ (The Skinny)
“A truly fascinating hour of comedy” ★★★★ (The List)
“A comedy adventure of discovery” ★★★★ (Fringe Guru)