2011 Edinburgh Fringe

Randy is Sober

  • Comedy (60 minutes)
Randy is Sober. Copyright: BBC

From the award-winning puppeteer and co-creator of Sammy J in the Forest of Dreams comes an all-new comedy show starring Randy, the felt-faced misanthrope. 'Randy proves that performers made of foam can give their human counterparts a run for their money' (List). Heath McIvor's last solo show, Randy's Postcards From Purgatory was the cult hit of the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe, selling out its entire run and launching Randy unceremoniously onto the world stage. 'Razor-sharp and sublimely funny' (Scotsman). 'Heath McIvor is a puppeteer genius' (Herald).

Featuring

Performances

Date Time Venue
3rd Aug 21.10 Udderbelly, George Square
4th Aug 21.10 Udderbelly, George Square
5th Aug 21.10 Udderbelly, George Square
6th Aug 21.10 Udderbelly, George Square
7th Aug 21.10 Udderbelly, George Square
8th Aug 21.10 Udderbelly, George Square
9th Aug 21.10 Udderbelly, George Square
10th Aug 21.10 Udderbelly, George Square
11th Aug 21.10 Udderbelly, George Square
12th Aug 21.10 Udderbelly, George Square
13th Aug 21.10 Udderbelly, George Square
14th Aug 21.10 Udderbelly, George Square
16th Aug 21.10 Udderbelly, George Square
17th Aug 21.10 Udderbelly, George Square
18th Aug 21.10 Udderbelly, George Square
19th Aug 21.10 Udderbelly, George Square
20th Aug 21.10 Udderbelly, George Square
21st Aug 21.10 Udderbelly, George Square
22nd Aug 21.10 Udderbelly, George Square
23rd Aug 21.10 Udderbelly, George Square
24th Aug 21.10 Udderbelly, George Square
25th Aug 21.10 Udderbelly, George Square
26th Aug 21.10 Udderbelly, George Square
27th Aug 21.10 Udderbelly, George Square
28th Aug 21.10 Udderbelly, George Square
29th Aug 21.10 Udderbelly, George Square

Reviews

Press articles

Interview: Randy the puppet

Hi there Randy. Last time we met, in August 2009, you were downing shots in Greyfriars Bobby's Bar at 10 o'clock in the morning. Do you still like a drink?

Roger Cox, Edinburgh Festivals, 9th August 2011

Interview - Heath McIvor and Randy

The purple-faced puppet is clean, sober and ready to entertain.

Brian Donaldson, The List, 29th July 2011

More details

We were all so excited at the prospect of seeing one of the world's leading puppeteers return to the Fringe last year that, when he landed a television series that kept him in his homeland Australia for the month of August, it was extremely hard to wish him well. But, those hard feelings have almost passed, and RANDY IS BACK...

From the award-winning puppeteer and co-creator of Sammy J in the Forest of Dreams comes an all-new comedy show starring Randy, the felt-faced misanthrope. The former alcoholic children's entertainer is off the booze and on the wagon this summer, looking at the world through the disgruntled eyes of a reformed boozehound. Its puppet stand-up as you've never seen it before.

Sammy J and the Forest of Dreams won the audiences and critics of 2008, Heath McIvor's last solo show, Randy's Postcards From Purgatory, was the cult hit of 2009, and both shows sold out their entire runs and launched Heath as the Fringe's favourite puppeteer. In Australia, Heath and Sammy J won The Age Critics Award, a Barry Award nomination and a Golden Gibbo Award nomination, and last year they landed the Barry Award with their new show Ricketts Lane, also at the Fringe this summer following a run at the Sydney Opera House. A major member of Australian children's theatre company Polygot Theatre, Heath also has much TV experience, most recently as Fiend in Tiger Aspect's & Jim Henson Company's Me and My Monsters (CBBC).

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