Plosive Live presents

Paul Foot: Dissolve

Mon 12 – Sat 24 Feb 70 minutes
Following a sold out Edinburgh Fringe run, multi-award-winning and trail-blazing comedian, Paul Foot, brings us his critically-acclaimed show, Dissolve. His most personal, surprising and ground-breaking show ever.

Life is a stress: full of rushed breakfasts, angry people, internal conflict, and Jacob Rees-Mogg. But what happens when everything you thought was important – your problems, grievances against others, your very identity – simply disappears?

In the year 2022 AD something momentous changed for Paul, and in this show he will reveal how he discovered the secret of life on the outskirts of Lancaster.* Inevitably he does get distracted by King Tutankhamun, the House of Lords, Sir Cliff Richard, officious lollipop ladies and what Jesus might have achieved if he’d been a plumber.


‘Funnier and more daring than I’ve ever seen him… Has the audience laughing so hard they’re about to leave their bodies’
★★★★★ Chortle


(ISH) Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2023 | Best Show Co-Winner
NextUp Biggest Award In Comedy 2023 | Nominee

*To be clear, Paul discovered the secret of life while he was located on the outskirts of Lancaster. Not the secret to living on the outskirts of Lancaster. There isn’t an answer to that.

Co-written and Directed by Aaron Kilkenny-Fletcher. As seen on Would I Lie To You?, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.



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‘A stand-up set that leads us into the ineffable, and dares to leave us there’
’I will never, ever forget this beautiful show or how it made me feel. Inject Paul Foot into my veins, please’
Entertainment Now
‘A delight to behold’
The Scotsman
‘One of 2023’s most life-affirming oddities, and Foot at his idiosyncratic best'
The Telegraph