Simon Evans: Dressed for Dinner (Preview)
Observing the little traditional conventions in life – one pink sock for Michaelmas day, keeping toenail clippings in a separate jar from fingernails, cream first, then jam, then bacon – is what separates us from the animals. It gives life shape, meaning, and odour. Whether any of this appears in the show is of course, at this point, moot. It may just be an ill-advised attempt to lose weight by eating only olive oil and balsamic vinegar. 'Magnificently pessimistic' **** (List). 'Unfashionable... slightly mad' **** (Chortle.co.uk) 'Masterclass in socio-political comedy' ***** (Scotsman).
Catherine Bohart: Lemon (Preview)
After 2018's 'funny, warm... perfectly structured debut' **** (Times), Catherine's back to smash stereotypes around sex, sexuality and relationships. As seen and heard on BBC Two's The Mash Report, Comedy Central's Roast Battle, E4's 8 Out Of 10 Cats, ITV2's The Stand Up Sketch Show, Dave's Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier and The Guilty Feminist Podcast. 'Destined for stardom' (Evening Standard). 'A beautifully-delivered hour' **** (Skinny). 'Packed full of laughs' **** (Herald). 'A winning mixture of self-deprecation and confidence' **** (BeyondTheJoke.co.uk). 'A fully developed comic voice' **** (Fest). 'Truly special' **** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine).