Tom Neenan: The Andromeda Paradox

  • Storytelling
  • 6:40pm (1 hour)
  • 5-18, 20-31 Aug 2015
  • Pleasance Dome
  • 8 - 10
Tom Neenan: The Andromeda Paradox. Tom Neenan.

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Storytelling starring Tom Neenan that was performed at Pleasance Dome at 6:40pm for 1 hour, on the following days in August 2015.

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When a mysterious, prehistoric artefact is discovered deep beneath London's streets, Professor Bernard Andromeda believes it is evidence of alien technology. To unravel the mystery Andromeda must join forces with a top-secret government organization where no one can be trusted. A brand new comedy sci-fi thriller directed by David Reed (The Penny Dreadfuls). 'Neenan positively shines as a solo artist' **** (Fest). 'A master storyteller' **** (List). 'Hilariously chilling' **** (Metro). 'Pretty much every line is an example of genius' **** (FringeReview.co.uk).

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After last year's rip-roaringly well received sell-out debut show (The Haunting of Lopham House) 2015 sees a brand new comedy sci-fi thriller from Tom Neenan.

When a mysterious, prehistoric artefact is discovered deep beneath London's streets, Professor Bernard Andromeda believes it is evidence of alien technology. To unravel the mystery, Andromeda must join forces with a top-secret government organization where no one can be trusted.

The Haunting of Lopham House took inspiration from sources as eclectic as Woody Allen and Chris Morris and this year Neenan delves deep into his box of muses to plunder the rich world of Classic British 50s Sci-Fi. Looking to time-honoured cult classics from John Wyndham, classic Doctor Who and The Quatermass Experiment, this show is all shadowy government men and obsessive scientists. At the heart of Neenan's intricate narrative lies a chilling mystery with roots going back to the dawn of time itself.

Previously known as one half of the critically acclaimed Gentlemen of Leisure, Neenan's solo comedy is famed for its intricate scripting. Expect quip, upon gag.

Nimble-penned Neenan was BBC Comedy Writers' Bursary recipient (Previous recipients include Stewart Lee, Simon Blackwell, Douglas Adams) and subsequent writing credits include topical sketch puppet show Newzoids, BBC Radio - The News Quiz, The Brig Society and Newsjack as well as Stand Up For The Week (Channel 4), Mock The Week (BBC 2) and DNN (CBBC - BAFTA nominated).