United Agent and Berk’s Nest in Association with Soho Theatre Present
Monkey See Monkey Do
Banshee Cinema: 6th – 28th August
One of the UK’s most exciting comic performers Richard Gadd returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his new show Monkey See Monkey Do, directed and produced by Berk’s Nest. The highly anticipated follow up to the “undisputed buzz comedy” of 2015 (Guardian) can be caught at the Banshee Cinema at 9.45pm from the 6th to the 28th August
Richard Gadd has made a name for himself with smash-mouth, off the wall shows entailing drugs, sex, and gratuitous violence. After last year’s runaway hit Waiting For Gaddot, Gadd has decided to come clean about the man behind the public persona, the personal upheavals he had in his life that led to it and a bare-all look at the very real monkey he has had on his back for years. Monkey See Monkey Do is a fresh insight into mental illness in the modern age, perceived “masculinity,” and how something presented on the outside is not necessarily the truth on the inside.
Richard Gadd has just been commissioned to write a pilot for Channel 4 and has a BBC development deal with Hat Trick Productions. He has just come off the back of a three week run at the Soho Theatre in London in Adam Riches’ Coach Coach, starred as the regular role of villainous Callum in hit E4 comedy Tripped, appeared in ITV‘s Vicious, and is head comedy writer at Britain’s third biggest social media outlet HelloU.
Waiting for Gaddot became the underground hit of the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe winning the Amused Moose Comedy Award for Best Show, as well as being nominated for a Chortle Innovation Award and a Malcolm Hardee Genius Award. It later transferred for a sell-out three week run at London’s Soho Theatre.
What the press have said about Richard Gadd:
“…the effort and inventiveness on display here are immense and it is, without any competition, the wildest ride I’ve yet been on this Fringe.” ★★★★★ Daily Telegraph
“This could be the end of comedy as we know it.” ★★★★★ Mirror
“Exhilarating, upsetting and appallingly funny” ★★★★★ Scotland on Sunday
“The kind of weirdo for whom the Fringe acts as a gateway to stardom… this is an uproarious, unpredictable slice of multimedia comedy” ★★★★ The Guardian
“Know that it’s a full-on mash-up of desperate, chaotic performance, unexpected twists and bold, hilarious, and often dark writing… Takes convention and bashes it around with the brutality of a street fighter.” ★★★★ ½ Chortle
“… it’s twist after shock moment after surprise as a series of uproarious routines… Gadd has produced the must-see show of this year’s Fringe.” ★★★★ The Independent
“A twisted, grimly hilarious adrenaline rush of misadventure.” ★★★★ Scotsman
“One of the most truly alive things at the Fringe” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
“The king of indie anti-humour.” ★★★★ Skinny
“Dementedly brilliant” ★★★★ The Scotsman
Dates: 6th – 28th August
Show: Richard Gadd: Monkey See Monkey Do
Venue: Banshee Cinema
Address: 29 – 25 Niddry Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LG