Edinburgh Comedy Nominees 2019
A veritable smorgasbord of comedy nominees (and the winner) for you to tuck into.
Race. Sex. Power politics.
The New York sensation tears up the Fringe
BOOK FOR THE LONDON RUN here.
WINNER: 2017 Obie Award for Best New American Theatre Work
The New York Times Critics’ Pick & Best of 2016
Time Out New York Critics’ Pick & Best of 2016
Good morning, America! Welcome to Hanover Middle School, where a pair of teachers are getting down and dirty with today’s lesson. Going round after round on the mat of American history, the duo tackles race, sex and power politics in this R-rated, kaleidoscopic and fearless comedy.
What starts as a regular teaching lesson about Civil War in the US, quickly descends into social and political commentary on race relations in contemporary America, where the teachers have as much to learn as the pupils in this classroom.
A poignant exploration of one of the most toxic of American legacies, disguised as an ordinary teaching exercise.
Contains nudity, adult themes and strong language.
Edinburgh 2018. 15 Shows. 7 venues. One hell of a festival.
Photograph: Ben Arons
‘In all ways sensational.’
'What Underground Railroad Game does is flip the table over, tear the tablecloth to shreds and throw the dishes against the wall.'
'Outrageously funny. Strikingly rendered by bold, smart performances.'
'Bold and unsettling...theatre you are never likely to forget.'
'A darkly comic and discomfiting look at race...packs a big punch.'
'Fearless, ferocious, exposing and explosive theatre…discomfiting and slippery, complex and fascinating.'
'Very intense, very brave, and also very funny...a courageous, ridiculous, brilliant show.'