The 2014 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominees return with their hotly anticipated second show. Lazy Susan stand side by side, sling on some wigs and take a few long shots at triumph. Watch as they make pacts, shake hands and get drunk on fiction. Character comedy that shoots straight from the hip: come get a slice of the zeal. As heard on BBC Radio 4's Newsjack and Sketchorama. 'Tender and ridiculous' (Guardian). 'Superb ... subtle performances and excellent writing' **** (List). 'Sparklingly funny' **** (Fest). **** (Time Out). **** (TheArtsDesk.com).
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Fresh from a sold out run at the Soho Theatre and a critically acclaimed debut at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2014 Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award Newcomer nominees Lazy Susan return with their hotly anticipated second hour, Double Act.
Pacts, secret handshakes, routines and attempted flight: this is a show about the life (and after-life) of a double act. Playing bold, soulful characters and taking daring imaginative leaps, Lazy Susan move through time, space and cardboard in their efforts to surprise, delight and keep their act on the road. This is character comedy that shoots straight from the hip: come get a slice of the zeal.
Directed by the 2015 BBC Radio Writer's Prize winner and Royal Shakespeare Company alumnus Christine Entwisle, Lazy Susan are writer-performers Celeste Dring and Freya Parker. They became one of the buzz shows of the festival last year, earning a Best Newcomer nomination as well as much critical acclaim. Since then they have appeared on BBC Radio 4's Newsjack and Sketchorama and have several radio and TV projects in development.
Celeste studied English Literature at Cambridge University and trained in the Meisner technique at the Actor's Temple. She also trained in Chicago style long-form improvisation with Second City alumnus David Shore. Recent acting credits include The Festival of the Spoken Nerd (Radio 4), Max & Ivan's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated show The Reunion in Edinburgh and The Soho Theatre and Miranda in The Tempest at Cambridge University, ADC Theatre and US Tour. Celeste's recent TV and radio credits include Josh (BBC3), The Suntrap (BBC2) and Newsjack (BBC Radio 4).
Trained in Chicago style long-form improvisation with Second City alumnus David Shore, Freya's theatre credits include Max & Ivan, The Reunion (Pleasance Edinburgh/Soho Theatre), Remember Me (Barbican), Ten Ten Ten (Soho Theatre), Goodnight Mister Tom (West End & No.1 Tour) and 6 Characters In Search Of An Author (West End & International tour). Television & film credits include United We Fall (Magnet Films), Silent Witness (BBC), Insulin Killer (Discovery Channel), Blue Murder (ITV) and Our Ordered Lives (Auto-9, Screened at BFI). Recent credits include Newsjack (BBC Radio 4) and Brotherhood (Comedy Central).