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ROBIN CLYFAN: The Sea Is Big Enough To Take It

Fri 3rd – Fri 10th Aug 2018

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“A debut show about loss, growing up and dressing as a massive baby for cash.”

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SUMMARY

Comedian Robin Clyfan is to premiere his debut hour of stand-up The Sea Is Big Enough To Take It at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018.

The show is one of the headline acts on Edinburgh’s iconic Blundabus, and Robin takes the audiences on a unique and personal journey as he tells the story of trying to impress his activist mother, juxtaposed with the absurdity and idiocy of his life, his penchant for fat rascals, and his habit of hanging out with goths, fisherman and goth fishermen.

Not your average upbringing, Robin was raised by a radical feminist who sought revolution, yet his jobs have included racing pigs for millionaires, catapulting people into the sky for deodorant brands and being a massive dancing baby.

The show is a tender account of Robin’s relationship with his mum and living within an ideology. Expect jokes and stories on loss, integrity, and the small acts of rebellion in life. The show explores the on-going process of growing up, the relationship between a utopian ‘baby boomer’ mother and a ‘millennial’ son, grief and the inter play between the personal and political.

With a natural knack for storytelling, Robin exudes confidence and skill in this inspiring debut. The show has been intelligently and carefully constructed and showcases Robin’s talent in executing whimsical character narratives with a fierce political voice. His topical video series ‘News from a Basement’ has had over 700,000 views online and hosts the Moth Story Slam Live, one of the world’s Top 20 most listened to podcasts.

Popular at weird and wonderful events and Robin has twice compered the main stage at Secret Garden Party and Wilderness Festival, and has even presided over a wedding, marrying artists Deborah Curtis and Gavin Turk. He’s performed at the Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Barbican’s ear popping concert hall.

He’s made 15,000 people have a powder paint fight, sent someone to Space and presented the Shoreditch Paw Pageant – a fashion show for dogs. As Robin's mum continually points out, it is “ironic that as socialist he spends most of his life facilitating these absurd whims of late capitalism”.

Robin has written and performed on BBC Radio 4’s topical news shows The Now Show and News Jack. He also writes for Vice and has written and performed sketches on Jarvis Cocker’s Sunday Service BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC iPlayer and BBC Three.

Admission: Free

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