Underbelly with Token Events and Dawn Sedgwick Management presents
Steen Raskopoulos: Stay
Underbelly Cowgate: 2nd – 26th August: 8pm
Foster’s Comedy Award Best Newcomer 2014 – Nominee
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Barry Award 2015 – Nominee
Taking an exciting new direction, delving into his personal experience, Stay is the electrifying new show from the multi-award-winning sketch comedian and improviser, Steen Raskopoulos.
At 18, Steen was crowned the youngest ever Theatresports National Champion of Australia and his innate talent for improvisation has not only been the basis for his award-winning live shows, but has also lead to Steen starring in the Australian series of Whose Line is it Anyway (both as core performer and consultant) and as part of the acclaimed improve duo, The Bear Pack. Steen’s other notable TV credits include starring in Top Coppers (BBC) as the lead – John Mahagony, Squinters (ABC) as Ned, writing/ starring in his own Halloween Sky Short, Scare BnB, and the character-sketch special for ABC TV, The Record. Steen also co-starred in the acclaimed political drama The Code (ABC/BBC4/ Netflx) and in Utopia (ABC). He is currently developing lead projects both for UK and Australian television.
Awards & Nominations:
2013 : Steen’s debut solo sketch show bruce springSTEEN LIVE IN CONCERT! received a nomination for Best Newcomer at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and won the same category at the Sydney Comedy Festival.
2014 : I’m Wearing Two Suits Because I Mean Business sold out seasons in Melbourne, Sydney, London and Edinburgh and was nominated for the Foster’s Comedy Awards Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
2015 : Character Assassin earned Steen a Barry Award nomination for best show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and he performed it in both the Melbourne All Stars Gala and the Just For Laughs Gala at the Sydney Opera House.
What the press have said about Stay:
“Stay is exceptional: beautifully devised, complex, a near flawless piece of solo physical theatre from a young performer that yearns for your patronage and demands your complete attention.” ★★★★.5 Herald Sun
“This impactful piece will stay with you long after the lights go out.” ★★★★ Canberra Times
What the press have said about Steen Raskopoulous:
“Stunning stuff for which he got a well-deserved standing ovation. You really need to see this, it will gladden your heart.” ★★★★★ The New European
“An astonishing tour de force of sketch comedy and inspired improv” ★★★★★ The List
“Triple threat of performance, material and charisma. A flawless hour of comedy” ★★★★★ The Herald
“Like witnessing a talent explosion” ★★★★ The Times
“A true star of improvised comedy” ★★★★ Ed Fest Mag
“A superstar in the making” ★★★★ The Independent
“An energising, charismatic presence from the get-go” ★★★★ The Scotsman
“A delightful, feel good night out” ★★★★ Daily Telegraph
Dates: 2nd – 26th August 2018 (not 13th)
Show: Steen Raskopoulos: Stay
Venue: Underbelly Cowgate
Address: 66 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JX
Price: Previews: £7, Weekends plus 6th & 7th: £12.50 (£11.50), Weekdays: £11.50 (£10.50)
Box office: www.underbelly.co.uk / www.edfringe.com