British Comedy Guide

Mr Swallow - The Musical

  • Music
  • 7pm (1 hour)
  • 30 & 31 Jul; 1-24 Aug 2014
  • Pleasance Dome
  • 10 - 14
This is a 2014 show that has now finished.
Mr Swallow - The Musical. Nick Mohammed. Copyright: Zeitgeist Television.

Show Details

Music starring Nick Mohammed, Kieran Hodgson, David Elms and Joanna Grace that was performed at Pleasance Dome at 7pm for 1 hour, on the following days in August 2014.

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Masterful character-performer and 21st century polymath, Nick Mohammed returns with a much-anticipated new solo outing of his critically acclaimed alter ego maniac monster. Star of Radio 4, E4's Drifters and triple Bafta nominated sketch show Sorry, I've Got No Head. 'One of the most outstanding comic talents of his generation' (Evening Standard). **** (Guardian). **** (Independent). **** (Scotsman). **** (Time Out). **** (Chortle.co.uk). @MrSwallow.

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Hugely influential character performer and 21st Century polymath - Nick Mohammed - returns, reprising his role as maniacal life coach/motivational speaker gone-wrong Mr Swallow.

With Swallow leaving a trail of havoc in his wake, Mohammed gives his obnoxious anti-hero the chance to shine in the theatrical setting he's always been destined. As the production falls to pieces around him, with Swallow constantly berating his assembled production team,the show stutters towards its absurd, chaotic, and triumphant conclusion.

Featuring original compositions that span both the characters' swashbuckling exploits, and their performative shortcomings, Mr Swallow - The Musical is a bold and bombastic new production.

Alongside his solo live work, Mohammed is a BBC television/radio writer, classically trained musician, Magic Circle member, mathematician, and geo-physicist. Having originally gone to the Fringe as a member of the Cambridge Footlights, Mohammed presented his first solo character show Quarters in 2007.

He's gone on to star in Miranda, the BBC's remake of Reggie Perrin, the triple-BAFTA-nominated Sorry, I've Got No Head (BBC1), Ricky Gervais' Life's Two Short (BBC2), and 10 O'Clock Live (C4). His fifth BBC Radio 4 series was broadcast last year.

Mr Swallow - The Musical is directed by Matt Peover, one of the country's finest young theatre and comedy directors. He has created work for Battersea Arts Centre, The National Theatre studio, Northern Stage, The Young Vic, Southwark Playhouse, Royal Exchange (Manchester), and The Lyric Hammersmith.

@NickMohammed