Folie à Deux

  • Improv / Sketch show
  • 6pm (1 hour)
  • 30 & 31 Jul; 1-8, 10-11, 13-18 & 20-24 Aug 2014
  • Pleasance Courtyard
  • 8 - 9
Folie à Deux.

Show details

Improv / sketch show starring Andrew Hunter Murray and Charlotte Gittins performed on the following days in August 2014...

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Armed with devilish wits and angelic manners, Folie à Deux dive headlong into the realms of shared delusion in an absurdly delightful hour of virtuoso, improvised comedy. Woven from scratch every night, Folie a Deux stars two-sevenths of Chortle Award-winning comedy hit Austentatious: Andrew Hunter Murray (QI's No Such Thing As A Fish, Unavailable for Comment) and Charlotte Gittins (Farce Noir, Monkey Toast). They cordially invite you to join them, as hilarious characters, poignant stories and brave new worlds are conjured from thin air... never to be seen again.

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Full press release

Folie à Deux is a darkly elegant début comedy show from two of Britain's most inventive improvisers.

Riffing on a single word from the audience, the cast of two - both stars of Chortle Award-winning smash hit, Austentatious - dive headlong into an hour of wit, chemistry and masterful wordplay.

Combining character monologues and lightning-quick repartee with loaded silences, Folie à Deux is an entirely unscripted caper into the unknown. As a different story unfurls every night, prepare for razor-sharp comic timing, gut-wrenching poignancy and sophisticated idiocy.

About the Cast

Charlotte Gittins and Andrew Hunter Murray are two of the UK's most accomplished improvisers. They have acted at home & abroad with Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel, and performed with such comedy luminaries as Marcus Brigstocke, Mike McShane and Ross Noble.

Andrew Hunter Murray writes comedy for BBC Two's QI and for Private Eye magazine, and, as well as Austentatious this year, will also appear in John Lloyd's Museum of Curiosity Live at the Underbelly. He also stars in the acclaimed QI podcast No Such Thing As A Fish.

Charlotte Gittins starred in last year's Farce Noir ('comic performers on top form' - The List) and, as well as Austentatious, is part of the cast of popular late-night impro show Monkey Toast and London's annual 50-hour improvathons. Off-stage, she has acted on BBC Two and BBC Three, voiced characters for TV, radio and video games, and, behind-the-scenes, makes BBC arts and history documentaries.


Person Role
Andrew Hunter Murray Self
Charlotte Gittins Self

Visitor reviews

  • David Grace
    The best improv I saw in Edinburgh, edgy, witty and inspired. There was even a joke about a gerund.