2014 Edinburgh Fringe

Gein's Family Giftshop: Volume 1

  • Comedy (60 minutes)
Gein's Family Giftshop: Volume 1. Image shows from L to R: James Meehan, Kath Hughes, Edward Easton. Copyright: BBC

An hour of dark, absurd and fast paced sketches marrying the tragic with the riotous. Applying a warped world vision to the hilarious subject matter of abject misery and human tragedy. Your new favourite sketch group, you just don't know it yet. Winners: Best New Sketch Act and Audience Choice Award at London Sketchfest 2014. 'Gein's Family Giftshop made me absolutely howl' (AYoungerTheatre.com). 'A tour de force... watch this act as soon as you can' (Salfordian). 'Clever with words, clever with visuals - these three performers use simple ideas and execute them brilliantly' (TheBurtonMail.co.uk).

Featuring

Performances

Date Time Venue
30th Jul 22.45 Pleasance Courtyard
31st Jul 22.45 Pleasance Courtyard
1st Aug 22.45 Pleasance Courtyard
2nd Aug 22.45 Pleasance Courtyard
3rd Aug 22.45 Pleasance Courtyard
4th Aug 22.45 Pleasance Courtyard
5th Aug 22.45 Pleasance Courtyard
6th Aug 22.45 Pleasance Courtyard
7th Aug 22.45 Pleasance Courtyard
8th Aug 22.45 Pleasance Courtyard
9th Aug 22.45 Pleasance Courtyard
10th Aug 22.45 Pleasance Courtyard
12th Aug 22.45 Pleasance Courtyard
13th Aug 22.45 Pleasance Courtyard
14th Aug 22.45 Pleasance Courtyard
15th Aug 22.45 Pleasance Courtyard
16th Aug 22.45 Pleasance Courtyard
17th Aug 22.45 Pleasance Courtyard
18th Aug 22.45 Pleasance Courtyard
19th Aug 22.45 Pleasance Courtyard
20th Aug 22.45 Pleasance Courtyard
21st Aug 22.45 Pleasance Courtyard
22nd Aug 22.45 Pleasance Courtyard
23rd Aug 22.45 Pleasance Courtyard
24th Aug 22.45 Pleasance Courtyard

Reviews

Press articles

Edinburgh Comedy Award - Best Newcomer nominees

Details on the six shows in the running in the Best Newcomer category at the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014.

British Comedy Guide, 20th August 2014

And now for something a bit different from the Fringe

There's no better place than the Edinburgh Festival to seek out some exciting acts that you might not get to see elsewhere. Find out what The Times's Comedy Critic Alex Hardy is looking forward to seeing this summer, plus watch a selection of original clips from the comedians themselves.

Alex Hardy, The Times, 3rd August 2014

Edinburgh picks 2014: Sketch acts

The sketchiest acts in the business...

Andrew Mickel, Such Small Portions, 30th July 2014

Fringe cut: Best of the northwest in Edinburgh

Every August our friends in the North ruthlessly steal all of our comedians for an entire month. Frankly, it's not on. Still, we've rounded up some of our favourites from the Northwest circuit you should check out if you head to Edinburgh for the Fringe.

John Stansfield, The Skinny, 30th July 2014

Fringe 2014: 5 hotly-tipped sketch comedy debuts

Featuring Aunty Donna, Gein's Family Giftshop, Massive Dad and zazU.

Brian Donaldson, The List, 25th July 2014

More details

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex is proud to present the debut full-length show from Gein's Family Giftshop.

An hour of dark, absurd and fast paced sketches marrying the tragic with the riotous. This unique trio has rapidly (or should that be rabidly) become known for applying their very own warped world vision to the hilarious subject matter of abject misery and human tragedy.

Your new favourite sketch group, you just don't know it yet...

The fast paced and irreverent Gein's Family Giftshop have been honing their skills in the North on the stand-up comedy circuit and as such have an enviable gag rate and a stage presence that more established groups can only dream of.

The group is made up of Kath Hughes, Edward Easton, James Meehan and Kiri Pritchard-Mclean (the silent member in name only) and has been gigging for just over two years. They met whilst studying at The University of Salford, quickly bonding over a shared love of Walton Ford, serial killers, black comedies and a dislike of any sketch comedy they'd seen in the last few years. So they decided to make sketches that they would want to watch, which has become this debut hour, 55 minutes or thereabouts of the best sketch comedy money can buy. Lucky you.

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