John Robertson - Blood & Charm: Disturbing Stories for Disturbing Bedtimes

  • Stand-up / Storytelling
  • 10:30pm (1 hour)
  • 4-29 Aug 2011
  • Assembly Hall
  • 9
John Robertson - Blood & Charm: Disturbing Stories for Disturbing Bedtimes. John Robertson. Copyright: BBC.

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Stand-up show / storytelling starring John Robertson.

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It's time to go mad. Words are played with. Violence is dished. The world's greatest kid's entertainer hates kids. All your favourite children's stories get chewed up by a ferocious monster. Gin, anyone? 'Intelligent and articulate comedy, capable of greatness' (Skinny), 'One of Australia's top 10 young Aussie comics' (Zoo), **** (ThreeWeeks), **** (Youthreview.co.uk), 'Robertson is a manic and sharp-witted revelation' (Scotsman), 'Such a commanding presence that the audience is swept along on the force of his personality alone' (Chortle.co.uk). Winner Critic's Choice Award (Wild West Comedy Festival).

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John Robertson has become a cult figure on the Australian comedy circuit; known for his collections of darkly humorous obscure stories, weaving fairytales and folklore into new gory and cautionary tales.

In 2010 he took a 40 minute show, A Nifty History of Evil to the Edinburgh Free Fringe and promptly won the Dark Chat award for Best Comedy performance plus a bunch of critical acclaim.

His debut full-length comedy show, Blood and Charm, is a collection of ten dark short stories composed of unadulterated quirky nonsense, delivered as stream-of-consciousness rambling, accompanied by live music (guitar, ukulele) and puppetry.

Blood & Charm is a combination of comedy, cabaret and pathos as all your favourite children's stories get chewed up by a ferocious monster. It includes future classics such as The Little Match Girl Discovers Life and Death In Soviet Russia, The Man Whose Thoughts Are Too Loud For His Head Has Thoughts That Burrow Out Of His Skull, and... The Pretty Boy is Cannibalized By Hipster Zombies.

Not suitable for children, unless you know, you just don't like your kids.