‘Tom Roden and Pete Shenton work it beautifully… barnstorming.’ ★★★★ Metro
Roden and Shenton, aka New Art Club are recognised as one of the truly original forces in comedy and were Winners of the Edinburgh Spotlight Best Comedy Show 2010. They now brighten our autumn evenings with a brand new interactive, physical, meaning-fuelled and music infused comedy experience.
Inviting the audience to divide themselves into rival villages the duo set a series of wild games and activities; around this they weave a hilarious tale (based on a true story) about a rural conflict over the renaming of a train station.
With an exhilarating and eclectic soundtrack including Roots Manuva, The White Stripes, Kraftwerk, Penguin Café Orchestra and some live experimental physical beat-boxing, Quiet Act of Destruction is a comedy experience pitched somewhere between a game show, a stand up show and a church garden party.
‘Undoubtedly the funniest comedy act I have seen in the last five years.’ ★★★★★
‘I cannot remember the last time I saw a Fringe audience, as one, leap to their feet and give an act a standing ovation… And I found myself on my feet too.’ ★★★★
Kate Copstick, Scotsman
‘This pair of idiots look like they have a great future ahead of them.’ ★★★★
‘Downright funny.’ New York Times