2012 Edinburgh Fringe

Andrew Bird's Global Village Fete

  • Comedy (60 minutes)
Andrew Bird's Global Village Fete. Andrew Bird

Following last year's critically acclaimed sell out run Andrew Bird returns to lift the gloom of the modern world with the delightful madness of the village. Expect new stories of village life, growing up, moving away and then what happens when you come back. From the sleepy villages of England to the plains of Latvia - this time it's global. Total sell out 2011. There will be a raffle. 'Comedy gold' Scotsman 'A natural comedian' The Stage. 'Superb' Time Out. www.andrewbirdcomedian.com

Featuring

Performances

Date Time Venue
1st Aug 18.50 Gilded Balloon Teviot
2nd Aug 18.50 Gilded Balloon Teviot
3rd Aug 18.50 Gilded Balloon Teviot
4th Aug 18.50 Gilded Balloon Teviot
5th Aug 18.50 Gilded Balloon Teviot
6th Aug 18.50 Gilded Balloon Teviot
7th Aug 18.50 Gilded Balloon Teviot
8th Aug 18.50 Gilded Balloon Teviot
9th Aug 18.50 Gilded Balloon Teviot
10th Aug 18.50 Gilded Balloon Teviot
11th Aug 18.50 Gilded Balloon Teviot
12th Aug 18.50 Gilded Balloon Teviot
13th Aug 18.50 Gilded Balloon Teviot
14th Aug 18.50 Gilded Balloon Teviot
15th Aug 18.50 Gilded Balloon Teviot
16th Aug 18.50 Gilded Balloon Teviot
17th Aug 18.50 Gilded Balloon Teviot
18th Aug 18.50 Gilded Balloon Teviot
19th Aug 18.50 Gilded Balloon Teviot
20th Aug 18.50 Gilded Balloon Teviot
21st Aug 18.50 Gilded Balloon Teviot
22nd Aug 18.50 Gilded Balloon Teviot
23rd Aug 18.50 Gilded Balloon Teviot
24th Aug 18.50 Gilded Balloon Teviot
25th Aug 18.50 Gilded Balloon Teviot

Reviews

Press articles

Enjoy the madness of Andrew Bird's Global Village Fete

The Sun interviews Andrew Bird about his new Fringe show.

Tommy Holgate, The Sun, 11th July 2012

More details

After last year's acclaimed sellout show Andrew Bird's Village Fete - Andrew rolls back into town and this year the village is going worldwide with Andrew Bird's Global Village Fete.

Andrew revels in the eccentricities of village life, not only in the UK, but also around the world. Drawing on both his upbringing in the countryside and his wife's childhood in rural Slovakia.

This show is a celebration to remind people that perhaps these wonderful, unique, slightly mad places need saving - and may even teach us a lesson or two.

That is not to say that some things in the countryside are not to be questioned, and Andrew is the man to do it. We're not talking about agricultural reform, or hunting, but the red tape and bureaucracy that come with trying to put on a comedy show in village halls up and down the land.

After attempting to create a UK village tour about rural life, he is left wondering if life 'in the country' is dying out. With so many village pubs and post offices closing every week where will kids be able to drink underage, set fire to things and learn to shoplift?

What will happen to that idyllic country life? Is it really the ideal place to live? 7 million Countryfile viewers every week can't be wrong... can they?

Since last Festival Andrew has looked at many more villages, from the weird to the wonderful; the most northern, southern, eastern, western, highest, longest, oldest, most haunted and that one with the longest name Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. (What's it an anagram of - everything!) Andrew has insights into villages with strange traditions from horndancing to cheese rolling.

But does country life prepare you for this hectic modern world?

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