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Theatre starring Camille Ucan, Ben Clark, Adam Riches, Richard Soames, John Henry Falle, Owen Roberts, Ciarán Dowd, Celeste Dring and Freya Parker performed on the following days in August 2015...

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Marriage: Institutional. Inevitable. Inescapable. Awful, isn't it? Gogol's delirious classic gets a fresh twist in a new adaptation by Tom Parry (Pappy's). Starring an all-star sketch comedy super-group including Adam Riches (Edinburgh Comedy Award winner), Ben Clark (Pappy's, Badults), and members of Edinburgh Comedy Award nominees Lazy Susan and The Beta Males (Radio 4). Directed by Russell Bolam. 'A riotous adaptation of a classic' **** (Daily Telegraph, on School for Scandal).

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This year's Fringe will see a spectacular co-production between Chortle Award for Innovation nominated Ditto, the production company who have produced 45 sell-out theatre and comedy shows since 2011 (including one of the most original and outrageous shows at the Fringe, The Wrestling), and the highly acclaimed Comedians Theatre Company, who team up this August to present a brand new adaptation of a timeless play.

Marriage: Institutional, inevitable, inescapable. Gogol's delirious classic gets a fresh twist in the creative hands of Tom Parry (Pappy's). Starring an all-star sketch comedy super-group, Marriage will showcase the greatest names of today's leading sketch troupes; Adam Riches (Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner) Ben Clark (Pappy's; Badults), Freya Parker[ (Goodnight Mr Tom, Lazy Susan), Celeste Dring (Josh, Lazy Susan), Richard Soames (The Beta Males, Radio 4's Sketchorama), John Henry Falle (The Beta Males, BBC Film's Bill, The Tapeface Tapes [BBC Three]) Camille Ucan (Birthday Girls, Absolutely Fabulous, Pompidou) and a special guest star cameo every show. Director Russell Bolam's credits include Uncle Vanya (St James Theatre) and Three Sisters (Southwark Playhouse), and he is no stranger to sketch comedy having previously worked with Pappy's and The Beta Males 2014 hit Happenstance.


Established in 2005 by theatre director Maggie Inchley and Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Phil Nichol, Comedians' Theatre Company are famed for producing stand-out performances and high quality theatre, giving the performers a chance to expand their base skills in acting, writing and directing for theatre. Previous productions include True West, Talk Radio, The School for Scandal and Breaker Morant with the likes of Stewart Lee, Stephen K Amos, Tony Law, Lionel Blair, Marcus Brigstocke, Aisling Bea, Sara Pascoe, Bridget Christie, Jack Whitehall and Ed Byrne being involved.

The company is dedicated to facilitating new work and focusing the skills of the comedy community into presenting works of theatre that entertain, surprise and edify the public. They are not Arts Council funded but depend on the strength of each production to create viable and sustainable theatre that lives and dies on the response of the theatre going public.


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Adam Riches Self
Ben Clark Self
Freya Parker Self
Celeste Dring Self
Richard Soames Self
John Henry Falle Self
Camille Ucan Self
Owen Roberts Self
Ciarán Dowd Self