2017 Edinburgh Fringe

Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead

  • Comedy (60 minutes)
Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead. Rob Kemp. Copyright: Peril Design / Copyright Splash Photography

Cult classic horror movie Evil Dead 2 reinterpreted through the songs of Elvis*. Every now and then an idea strikes that seems extremely absurd and yet at the same time bizarrely fitting. A tribute concert to the sequel to the ultimate in gruelling terror... and the King of Rock'n'Roll is such an idea. Brilliantly executed: winner of Best Show and Best Musical at Leicester Comedy Festival 2017. 'Sure-fire hit. Without doubt the best show I've seen in ages' (Bob Slayer). *Presley



Date Time Venue
3rd Aug 00.00 Monkey Barrel
4th Aug 00.00 Monkey Barrel
5th Aug 00.00 Monkey Barrel
6th Aug 00.00 Monkey Barrel
7th Aug 00.00 Monkey Barrel
8th Aug 00.00 Monkey Barrel
9th Aug 00.00 Monkey Barrel
10th Aug 00.00 Monkey Barrel
11th Aug 00.00 Monkey Barrel
12th Aug 00.00 Monkey Barrel
13th Aug 00.00 Monkey Barrel
14th Aug 00.00 Monkey Barrel
17th Aug 00.00 Monkey Barrel
18th Aug 00.00 Monkey Barrel
19th Aug 00.00 Monkey Barrel
20th Aug 00.00 Monkey Barrel
21st Aug 00.00 Monkey Barrel
24th Aug 00.00 Monkey Barrel
25th Aug 00.00 Monkey Barrel
26th Aug 00.00 Monkey Barrel
27th Aug 00.00 Monkey Barrel

British Comedy Guide recommendation

A baffling but brilliant re-telling of the film The Evil Dead 2 via the songs of Elvis Presley, this works far better than the premise would suggest! Even if you don't know the film, you will be swept along with the singalong potential, hilarious lyrics and sight gags. Starting at midnight in an ideal room at the Monkey Barrel, it's a great way to end the day.


Press articles

Edinburgh Fringe Extra

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British Comedy Guide, 1st September 2017

The Comedians Choice Awards 2017 winners

Mat Ewins, Rob Kemp and Bob Slayer are the winners of the Comedians Choice Awards 2017 - the accolades voted on by Edinburgh Fringe performers.

British Comedy Guide, 27th August 2017

Malcolm Hardee Awards 2017 winners

Terry Alderton, Mark Dean Quinn and Rob Kemp were the winners of the 2017 Malcolm Hardee Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe.

British Comedy Guide, 26th August 2017

Edinburgh Fringe, day 24: Malcolm Hardee comedy awards

The final increasingly prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show took place in the ballroom of Edinburgh's Counting House.

John Fleming, John Fleming's Blog, 25th August 2017

Edinburgh Comedy Awards shortlist 2017

The nominations for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2017 have been announced.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd August 2017

Malcolm Hardee Awards 2017 nominations

Terry Alderton, Rob Kemp, Elf Lyons and Mark Dean Quinn lead the nominations for the Malcolm Hardee Awards 2017 - the prizes recognising comic originality at the Edinburgh Festival.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd August 2017

Edinburgh Fringe day 13

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John Fleming, John Fleming's Blog, 15th August 2017

Rob Kemp at the Fast Fringe

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Chortle, 12th August 2017

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Laugh Out London, 31st July 2017

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Ben Venables, The Skinny, 27th July 2017

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Chortle, 18th July 2017

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Known for its creative programming, guerrilla tactics and innovative Pay What You Want model, Bob Slayer's Heroes - returning to Edinburgh for its sixth year - is guided by the passionate belief that performers should come first. Its artists always take the lion's share of ticket sales and enjoy total creative freedom.

Rosemary Kaye, The Edinburgh Reporter, 7th July 2017

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