Edinburgh Comedy Nominees 2019
A veritable smorgasbord of comedy nominees (and the winner) for you to tuck into.
Texas Fried Chicken, abject misery and a one-way Ryanair ticket. A fresh, modern look at what it means to be young in Ireland today.
Everyone hates Iona. Everyone except Pingu. Fitting in is hard when one of you can’t shut up and your silent best friend wears a tuxedo to school every day. Sick of the ceaseless bullying and despair, Iona and Pingu decide to get the fuck out of Dublin.
Turns out that emigrating is a great way to get noticed by the cool kids. Loving the attention, Iona is drunk on her new-found popularity until she discovers she’s messed with the wrong crowd. In a world where reputation must be defended tooth and nail, this can only end in disaster for all involved.
‘truthful, heart-rendering, and crackles with youthful energy.’★★★★ Everything Theatre
From Kylie Jenner lip kits to Lucozade, this is a fresh, modern look at what it means to be young in Ireland today. Shortlisted for the Papatango New Writing Prize, Lisa Carroll’s sharp and sparkling debut dissects the true cost of belonging, and reflects on how hard it is to break away from the place you grew up.
Captioned performance: Wed 28 Nov – to book your tickets for this, please contact our Box Office team directly, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 0207 478 0100, option 1, or pop in to book in person.
'a theatrical whirlwind that sweeps you helplessly along.'
'A worthy and fervent production.'
'wonderfully cutting edge…funny, entertaining, touching and inspiring.'
'razor sharp…perceptive and emotionally engaging.'
'brilliantly captures the challenges of growing up and establishing your own identity.'