Thu 2nd – Sun 26th Aug 2018


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Archie Maddocks


Award-winning Archie Maddocks presents an hour of biting, provocative, unflinchingly funny comedy where he explores his deepest and darkest thoughts, exposes his flaws and interrogates his personal connection to Grenfell Tower. Fresh from a stint in the BBC Writersroom, this “super cool, super smart storyteller" (Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke and Evening Standard) hilariously explores life, love and loss with a candid authenticity making him one to see this Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

As heard on BBC Radio 4’s New Comedy Award and BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Comedy Club, Archie’s natural stage presence, quick wit and confident, cheerful, provocative and, most importantly hilarious stand-up comedy has made him one of the most in demand comics on the British and international comedy circuit.

Matchstick is Archie’s third Edinburgh show, following his debut Shirts Vs Skins in 2016, which received rave reviews and toured South Africa in 2017. Last year’s IlluminArchie received critical acclaim from critics and audiences and was followed by a transfer to the prestigious Soho Theatre in London and London’s VAULT Festival in early 2018.

Not just a talented stand-up, Archie is an emerging screenwriter and playwright with his work being produced at the Bush Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Orange Tree Theatre, Royal Court and the New Light Theatre (New York). He was commissioned by the Bush for a full length play and is currently writing a play for Northern Stage, as one of two playwrights commissioned under the Revolution Mix scheme: an initiative to increase the presence of BAME stories on the stage. Archie’s most recent play; A PLACE FOR WE was shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize and was also shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award.

Archie was part of the 2017 BBC Writersroom and is now part of Channel 4’s 2018 4Screenwriters programme and the new writer in residence for BBC Radio 4. He currently has a number of projects in development including a feature film with Vertigo Films (the team behind Bronson and Human Traffic) plus TV episodes for Sky with Tiger Aspect and Moonage Pictures.

Admission: £5(£4)

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