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Pity Laughs: A Tale of Two Gays

Thu 3rd – Sat 5th Aug 2017

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“Join gays Mark and Will for half an hour of fact, half an hour of fiction and an hour of laughs.”

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StraightUp

SUMMARY

The first of two offerings (alongside 'The Oppression Olympics') at this year's Edinburgh Fringe from 'StraightUp', a new theatre production company formed by recent university graduates Will Dalrymple, Mark Bittlestone and Will Penswick.

Mark Bittlestone’s parents are both dead. As if that wasn’t funny enough, he’s also gay. Will Dalrymple is just gay, which in his mind really isn’t funny enough. Join gays Mark and Will for half an hour of fact, half an hour of fiction and an hour of laughs.

'Pity Laughs: A Tale of Two Gays' brings a brand of comedy that you've never quite seen before, fusing stand-up and narrative story-telling to expose what it is really like to be gay in 2017 and to lose both your parents before you're 22.

The Tab: 5/5 stars

‘Shockingly intimate, brilliantly crafted, whole-heartedly funny.’

‘This is slick, hilarious and many were held spellbound, especially by Dalrymple’s masterful use of simile.’

Varsity: 4.5/5 stars

‘The immediately likeable Bittlestone demonstrates that dark comedy like this can be done, and can be fantastically funny if only we are so bold to attempt it.’

Admission: Free

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