Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead
1st Aug 2018 - 26th Aug 2018
Pleasance Above - Pleasance Courtyard
Suitable for ages 14 and above
Best Show: Leicester Comedy Festival 2017.
Best Musical Show: Leicester Comedy Festival 2017.
Best Newcomer (nominee): Edinburgh Comedy Award 2017.
Award for Comic Originality (winner): Malcolm Hardee Awards 2017.
Outstanding Show (winner): Amused Moose Edinburgh 2017.
Best Performer: Comedians' Choice Awards Edinburgh 2017.
'Twisted genius' **** (Sunday Times).
'Very funny' ***** (BeyondTheJoke.co.uk).
'Genius' **** (Fest).
‘The Elvis Dead’ is an audio/visual mash-up concert show, telling the story of Evil Dead 2 through the classic songs of Elvis Presley, and a love letter to both. It’s a multi award winning Edinburgh Fringe cult hit.
Every now and then an idea strikes that seems extremely absurd and yet at the same time bizarrely fitting. A tribute concert to the sequel to the ultimate in gruelling terror… and the King of Rock‘n’Roll is such an idea; incredibly original, brilliantly executed, and encapsulating the spirit that permeates the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Elvis Dead enthralled Deadheads and Gracelanders alike, winning over lovers of one, and haters of both. It was the late-night CULT HIT of the Fringe, with punters queuing round the block to nab a seat at the midnight show.