Paradise in Augustine’s, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL
The heart and soul of the largest theatre festival in the world in the old town, off the Royal Mile. Venues now come in all shapes and sizes, with use being made of every conceivable space from proper theatres (e.g. Traverse or Bedlam Theatre), custom-made theatres (e.g. Music Hall in the Assembly Rooms), historic castles (C venues), to lecture theatres (theSpaceUK, Pleasance, George Square Theatre and Sweet ECA), conference centres, other university rooms and spaces, temporary structures (The Famous Spiegeltent and the Udderbelly ), churches and church halls (Paradise in Augustines), schools, a public toilet, the back of a taxi, and even in the audience’s own homes.
This 100 seater venue will host Nitro Nites After Dark from Monday 24th to Sunday 30th August – Interactive comedy, chat and satire with special guests including comedians, performers, politicians and musicians – expect a couple of faces off the telly, all produced and hosted by yours truly.
For regular updates on who will be appearing on the show as guests and for the all important information on how to grab yourself some tickets be sure to click on the twitter link to follow me. My permission has been given, so technically you’re not stalking.
In the field of comedy, the Fringe has provided a platform that has allowed the careers of many performers to bloom. In the 1960s, various members of the Monty Python team appeared in student productions, as subsequently did Rowan Atkinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie and Emma Thompson, the latter three with the 1981 Cambridge Footlights. Atkinson was at Oxford. Notable companies in the 1980s have included Complicite and the National Theatre of Brent. More recent comedy performers to have been ‘discovered’ include Rory Bremner, Fascinating Aïda, Reduced Shakespeare Company, Steve Coogan, Jenny Eclair, The League of Gentlemen, Al Murray and Rich Hall.
Bobby Nitro hosts After Dark, a comedy chat show and showcase. The alter-ego of consultant, writer, raconteur and mentor Andrew Hutchinson, Bobby puts aside his stand-up act and takes to the couch. His guests, spread over seven performances, are an eclectic mix of politicians, musicians, actors, writers, comedians and bohemians at large. The audience interacts, their takes on random topics are forensically dissected and their talents showcased, as the banter and fun flow. Why would you attach a condom to your ballot paper? Will Werner sit down? Je suis Bobby. Follow @NitroNites on twitter for guest updates.
Tickets for all seven performances are available from Paradise Green, whereas only tickets for Tuesday through to Saturday’s performances are available from the Fringe Box Office on 0131 510 0022 quoting V#: 152 GR: E5
The performance on Monday will be a combination of press interviews, interaction with the audience and jamming. Sunday’s performance, on the last night of the Fringe, will be a charity fundraiser with all set props auctioned to raise funds and maybe even including the chance to bid to spend a day … and maybe a night with a French rock band.
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