BEASTS: Solo

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Sketch show starring Owen Roberts, James McNicholas, Ciarán Dowd and Beasts performed on the following days in August 2014...

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After a sell-out run in 2013 and hot off the back of their Radio 4 debut, BEASTS return to Edinburgh with a brand new hour of inspired silliness. Drunk on the power of last year's success, the quarrelsome trio have decided to break free from the shackles of the group and go it alone. But restricted to only one venue and one hour, can they really squeeze in all three spectacular solo shows? Three shows. One room. Too many egos. Too little time. Directed by Tom Parry (Pappy's). 'Hilariously funny' (Sunday Times). ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). **** (List). **** (ThreeWeeks).

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After a sell-out run in 2013 and hot off the back of their Radio 4 debut, critically acclaimed and impeccably-dressed sketch group BEASTS return to the Edinburgh Fringe with a brand new hour of inspired silliness.

Drunk on the power of last year's success and unable to agree on one idea, the quarrelsome trio have decided to break free from the shackles of the group and go it alone. Owen wants to do something meaningful. James simply wants to entertain. Ciarán just wants there to be dancing girls and explosions. But restricted to only one venue and one hour, can they really squeeze in all three spectacular solo shows?

Will their solo endeavours mean the end for this slick trio, as in so many sketch acts before them? Will the sacred bonds of sketch between them be strengthened or broken forever? We can only be sure of one thing: SOLO will be the biggest and best ever show from BEASTS - packed full of sketches, absurd farce, inappropriately cast drama, unlikely magic and surprising dance routines.

BEASTS will make their BBC Radio 4 debut in Sketchorama this summer. Their filmed sketches, including "Mr Needlemouse" - the origins of Sonic the Hedgehog (which has achieved over 80,000 views and counting), can be found on their youtube channel.

BEASTS are Owen Roberts, James McNicholas and Ciarán Dowd. SOLO is their third Edinburgh Fringe show and has been directed by, Foster's nominated director, Tom Parry (Pappy's).


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Person Role
Owen Roberts Self
James McNicholas Self
Ciarán Dowd Self
Beasts Self