Sean Hughes - Life Becomes Noises

Sean Hughes - Life Becomes Noises. Sean Hughes.

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Comedy starring Sean Hughes performed on the following days in August 2012...

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It has been over a year since his father died, and Sean is dealing with his death in a way that only Sean can. Although dealing with the taboo subject of death, it has always been Sean's willingness to tackle difficult topics head-on, and with humour, that makes him shine. This hilarious yet poignant tale is a beautiful insight into the lighter side of dying and getting older, going to places that comedy rarely goes, highlighting how ridiculous life is and how quickly it can be taken away. 'Hugely impressive and intelligent' (TimeOut).

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Award-winning comedian, Sean Hughes, returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with two superb new shows - Life Becomes Noises at The Pleasance, and Sean Hughes Stands Up at The Gilded Balloon.

From the moment the lights come up on Life Becomes Noises, revealing a hospital bed and Sean dressed in a slightly inappropriate costume, it is apparent that this is going to be no ordinary comedy show.

It has been over a year since his father died, and Sean is dealing with his death in a way that only Sean can. This is a show that deals with the taboo subject of death, but it has always been Sean's willingness to tackle difficult topics head-on, and with humour, that makes him shine. This hilarious yet poignant tale is a beautiful insight into the lighter side of dying and getting older, going to places that comedy rarely goes, highlighting how ridiculous life is and how quickly it can be taken away.

The legendary Sean Hughes has performed all over the world and, as well as being the youngest ever winner of the coveted Perrier Award, he has also won a Fringe First for his short plays, Dehydrated and Travellin' Light. Despite a prolonged absence from the comedy arena, he was recently voted No. 40 in Channel 4′s 'World's 100 Greatest Comedians' poll.

The multi-talented Sean has many TV and radio credits to his name including writing and starring in the cult favourite Sean's Show (Channel 4), and a long stint as team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2). As an actor he has had numerous starring roles in TV shows such as The Last Detective (ITV1) and Coronation Street (ITV1), appeared in Alan Parker's film The Commitments, starred in the film adaptation of Spike Milligan's Puckoon and performed on the West End stage in As You Like It with Sienna Miller. He has also hosted his own show on BBC 6 Music.

Sean has written two collections of prose and poetry including, Sean's Book. He also wrote two critically acclaimed best-selling novels The Detainees and It's What He Would Have Wanted.

Although he is well known for his various TV appearances, it is on the stage that Sean is most at home.