2013 Edinburgh Fringe

Red Bastard

Red Bastard. Eric Davis
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3: Assembly George Square Gardens

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Could this five-star, dangerous, seductive comedy monster literally change your life? There's only one way to find out. You know you want to. Experience the madness as this exquisite monstrosity unleashes an absurdly sadistic masterclass where something interesting must happen every 10 seconds. His mission: charm, disarm, shock-and-seduce. His target: you! Anything can happen as Red Bastard lures his students into raw conversation, traps, rewards and catch-22's - encouraging risk and discovery. 'Very, very funny' (New York Times). 'One funny son of-a bitch' ***** (Irish Theatre Magazine). ***** 'A must-see' (Hour Magazine, Montreal).

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Red Bastard gets a rainbow of stars

The Edinburgh Fringe show Red Bastard has divided critics to the extent it has achieved a 'rainbow of stars' - that is a 5*, 4*, 3*, 2* and 1* review.

British Comedy Guide, 19th August 2013

Fringe comedy debut: Red Bastard

The comedian appears for the first time at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013.

The List, 14th August 2013

Edinburgh Fringe 2013 interview: Red Bastard

An interview with Red Bastard about his Fringe show.

The New Current, 9th August 2013

Red Bastard: Sex! Danger! Outrage! (Link expired)

Edinburgh Festival Fringe guest blog: Comedy monster Red Bastard, real name Eric Davis, shares his outrageous experience of the Fringe so far.

Eric Davis, WOW247, 5th August 2013

Interview: Red Bastard on his Fringe return (Link expired)

Ever since he donned his Red Bastard persona, Eric Davis has been making strange things happen. As Kate Copstick finds out, he enjoys every minute of it.

Kate Copstick, Edinburgh Festivals, 5th August 2013

Interview: uncategorisable performer Red Bastard

Red Bastard is a charming, thrilling, terrifying mix of comedian, performance artist and clown.

Gareth K Vile, The List, 29th July 2013

Red Bastard - what's in your Edinburgh luggage?

Welcome to the wild comedy cabaret that is an hour with Red Bastard, aka Eric Davis, who is arriving in Edinburgh from New York - he takes us through his packing list ...

London Is Funny, 22nd July 2013

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Red Bastard is a dangerous, seductive comedy monster! After 5-star reviews and sold out shows across North America Europe and Australia, America's number one bouffon unleashes a pompous theatrical master class in this critically-acclaimed show, debuting at this year's Edinburgh Festival at the Assembly's Bosco Tent.

Experience this exquisite monstrosity as he delicately leads you through a no-holds-barred show demanding to know nothing less than the existential query, "Who the hell do you think you are?" Lines will be crossed and laughs will be had in this interactive feast of biting wit, mischievous improvisation, and physical prowess.

He is not man or woman; he is not human or animal. He has come to play with us, pretending that he is a teacher of the theater of life. Red Bastard spreads throughout the audience like a big red virus, daring us to impress him with beautiful movements and vocal exercises of our own. He demands that we be "bigger," that we "go beyond." He commands, "risk, and you are rewarded." The audience finds itself changing seats, yelling, posing, singing-we are pulled into participating, and the consequences of not participating ("eek! he might touch me!") feel delightfully dire.

Audiences should be prepared for anything to happen in this interactive show, in which Red Bastard engages the audience in master class of raw conversation, provocations, traps, rewards, and catch 22's- encouraging risk and personal discovery.

Red Bastard is Eric Davis. In 2011, he created the role of Allen Smithee in Cirque Du Soleil's Resident Hollywood show, Iris. In 2010, Mr. Davis won the Golden Nose for Clown of the Year in New York. In addition, he was a Finalist for the NY Comedy Festival's Andy Kaufman Award, and the award winning director and co-writer of The Bouffon Glass Menajoree, which was nominated, for Outstanding Director, Outstanding Script, Outstanding Ensemble and Outstanding Production by the NY Innovative Theatre Awards. He is the co-writer and director of Kill Me Loudly: A Clown Noir. And a co-founder of the NY Clown Theatre Festival. The show has been created under the direction of Sue Morrison with continued direction by Deanna Fleysher.

Performances

Date Time Venue
1st Aug 16:40 Assembly George Square Gardens
2nd Aug 16:40 Assembly George Square Gardens
3rd Aug 16:40 Assembly George Square Gardens
4th Aug 16:40 Assembly George Square Gardens
5th Aug 16:40 Assembly George Square Gardens
6th Aug 16:40 Assembly George Square Gardens
8th Aug 16:40 Assembly George Square Gardens
9th Aug 16:40 Assembly George Square Gardens
10th Aug 16:40 Assembly George Square Gardens
11th Aug 16:40 Assembly George Square Gardens
12th Aug 16:40 Assembly George Square Gardens
13th Aug 16:40 Assembly George Square Gardens
15th Aug 16:40 Assembly George Square Gardens
16th Aug 16:40 Assembly George Square Gardens
17th Aug 16:40 Assembly George Square Gardens
18th Aug 16:40 Assembly George Square Gardens
19th Aug 16:40 Assembly George Square Gardens
20th Aug 16:40 Assembly George Square Gardens
21st Aug 16:40 Assembly George Square Gardens
22nd Aug 16:40 Assembly George Square Gardens
23rd Aug 16:40 Assembly George Square Gardens
24th Aug 16:40 Assembly George Square Gardens
25th Aug 16:40 Assembly George Square Gardens
26th Aug 16:40 Assembly George Square Gardens

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