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Brexit

1st Aug 2018 - 26th Aug 2018

Pleasance Beyond - Pleasance Courtyard

1:30pm

Suitable for ages 12 and above

Overview

A new Tory PM must unite his party’s warring factions with his masterful plan for a final Brexit deal. Just... what was it again?

Starring Timothy Bentinck, Jo Caulfield, Hal Cruttenden, Pippa Evans and Mike McShane.

A new satire by Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky, writers of previous Edinburgh hits Coalition ('Real class' **** (Times), 'Slick and funny' **** (Scotsman)), Making News, (**** (Times), 'More punch than a Paxman interrogation' **** (Three Weeks)), Kingmaker ('Sharply satirical' **** (The List). 'Hugely entertaining' **** (Three Weeks)) and Impossible ('Terrific' **** (Scotsman). 'A winner' ***** (Libby Purves, TheatreCat.com)).

 

It's the near future and The Gordian Knot of Brexit remains tightly tangled. To keep a united government and to achieve an exit deal remains incompatible ... or is it? Is Adam Masters the man of the moment? The political miracle worker of his generation? The Wizard of Westminster? The Gary Kasparov in this drawn-out game of political chess? Adam has won the Tory leadership contest. He was the only candidate all factions of his party could agree on. But the poison chalice is not for him and he has a foolproof plan; A cunning scheme to unite his MPs for the final stages of the Brexit negotiations. It's easy; a piece of cake; child's play. All he has to do is... just ...umm just ... now, what was it again? ...How's it supposed to go? What was that killer move? 

The Archers star Timothy Bentinck, as Adam Masters is joined by comedy and acting luminaries Mike McShane, Jo Caulfield, Pippa Evans and Hal Cruttenden, as his advisors and warring colleagues. Brexit is written by Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky the team behind previous Edinburgh Fringe hits Coalition, Impossible, Kingmaker and Making News

Brexit is produced by Jason Smith and the Spontaneity Shop.

 

Important information:

This show contains occasional strong language

Open/closeReviews and Quotations

For COALITION: "...here's ninety minutes of real class, don't miss it"
4 stars
Times
"Terrific performances and cracking dialogue gets my vote."
4 stars
Metro
"An absolute gem of the Fringe"
5 stars
Sunday Express
"Slick and funny"
4 stars
Scotsman
For MAKING NEWS; "...splendid"
4 stars
Times
"Barrel of laughs"
4 stars
Sunday Express
"More punch than a Paxman interrogation"
4 stars
Three Weeks
For KINGMAKER: "sharply satirical"
4 stars
List
"Hugely entertaining"
4 stars
Three Weeks
For IMPOSSIBLE: "A winner... full of well imagined lines"
5 stars
Libby Purves, TheatreCat.Com
"Told with terrific style"
4 stars
Scotsman
"Captivating"
4 stars
The Skinny

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