Underbelly: Iron Belly – 3rd – 27th August
Grigoriy Alexeivich Dhukov is one of the world’s greatest unsung literary talents. The tragic and inspiring story of the great Russian absurdist is brought to thrilling life in this bold theatrical adaptation of his finest work The Narcissist. Or is it? A character comedy show where no one can be trusted – especially me. Absurdity and silliness collide with toxic male egos in this wildly overblown debut show from Graham Dickson, star of Austentatious. Directed by (and featuring) Hamish MacDougall (dir. Joseph Morpurgo’s Soothing Sounds for Baby, Abandoman: Life + Rhymes), Phoebe Bourke and Katie Churchill for Berk’s Nest (Kieran Hodgson shows Lance and Maestro, Emma Sidi: Telenovela). Produced by Berk’s Nest.
Graham is an actor, writer and improviser. He is one of the founding members of the award-winning sell-out show Austentatious (★★★★★ The Times, ★★★★ The Guardian) and the founder and director of The Free Association, London’s leading improv theatre and school, where he teaches and performs weekly. He trained at some of the world’s most prestigious drama schools including the New York Film Academy, UCB Theatre (New York) and East 15 Acting School.
His TV acting credits include Borderline (Channel 5), Drifters (E4), A Granny’s Guide to the Modern World, Cyber Hijack and Derren Brown: Pushed to the Edge (all Channel 4). As a writer, he won Soho Theatre’s Westminster Prize for short playwriting, with his play Divine. He also wrote the short films What Remains and Cream.
What the press have said about Graham Dickson:
“Joyously performed” ★★★★★ The Times (Austentatious)
“One of the most impressive shows on the Fringe” ★★★★★ Chortle (Austentatious)
“One of the most enjoyable 60 minutes on the Fringe” ★★★★ The Guardian (Austentatious)
“This is what proper improv looks like” ★★★★ Fest (The Free Association)
“A star is born with Graham Dickson… divine charisma” A Younger Theatre (The Messiah)
“Dickson delivers one of the most engaging performances I’ve ever seen”
Everything Theatre (Scooter Thomas)
Dates: 3 – 27 August (not 15th)
Show: Graham Dickson is The Narcissist
Venue: Underbelly: Iron Belly
Address: 66 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JX
Price: Previews: £6.50, Weekend (plus 7th & 8th): £11/10, Weekday (plus 5th & 6th): £10/£9
Box office: www.underbelly.co.uk / 0131 510 0395