2018 Edinburgh Fringe

Brexit

  • Theatre (75 minutes)
Brexit

A new Tory PM must unite his party's warring factions with his masterful plan for a final Brexit deal. Just... what was it again? Starring Timothy Bentinck (The Archers), Jo Caulfield, Hal Cruttenden, Pippa Evans and Mike McShane. A new satire by Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky, writers of previous Edinburgh hits Coalition: 'Real class' **** (Times), 'Slick and funny' **** (Scotsman); Making News: **** (Times), 'More punch than a Paxman interrogation' **** (ThreeWeeks); Kingmaker: 'Sharply satirical' **** (List), 'Hugely entertaining' **** (ThreeWeeks); and Impossible: 'Terrific' **** (Scotsman), 'A winner' ***** (Libby Purves, TheatreCat.com).

Featuring

Performances

Date Time Venue
1st Aug 13.30 Pleasance Courtyard (Beyond)
2nd Aug 13.30 Pleasance Courtyard (Beyond)
3rd Aug 13.30 Pleasance Courtyard (Beyond)
4th Aug 13.30 Pleasance Courtyard (Beyond)
5th Aug 13.30 Pleasance Courtyard (Beyond)
6th Aug 13.30 Pleasance Courtyard (Beyond)
7th Aug 13.30 Pleasance Courtyard (Beyond)
8th Aug 13.30 Pleasance Courtyard (Beyond)
9th Aug 13.30 Pleasance Courtyard (Beyond)
10th Aug 13.30 Pleasance Courtyard (Beyond)
11th Aug 13.30 Pleasance Courtyard (Beyond)
12th Aug 13.30 Pleasance Courtyard (Beyond)
14th Aug 13.30 Pleasance Courtyard (Beyond)
15th Aug 13.30 Pleasance Courtyard (Beyond)
16th Aug 13.30 Pleasance Courtyard (Beyond)
17th Aug 13.30 Pleasance Courtyard (Beyond)
18th Aug 13.30 Pleasance Courtyard (Beyond)
19th Aug 13.30 Pleasance Courtyard (Beyond)
21st Aug 13.30 Pleasance Courtyard (Beyond)
22nd Aug 13.30 Pleasance Courtyard (Beyond)
23rd Aug 13.30 Pleasance Courtyard (Beyond)
24th Aug 13.30 Pleasance Courtyard (Beyond)
25th Aug 13.30 Pleasance Courtyard (Beyond)
26th Aug 13.30 Pleasance Courtyard (Beyond)

British Comedy Guide recommendation

Another hilarious satirical play from the people who brought you Coalition, amongst others. Brexit features regular thesp Timothy Bentinck alongside four comedians showing their admirable acting chops - Hal Cruttenden, Pippa Evans, Mike McShane and Jo Caulfield. A new PM tries to negotiate Brexit, and in a particularly revealing scene attempts to get a Eurosceptic and Europhile onside using comparable tactics. More jokes than your average stand-up set.

Reviews

Press articles

Brexit's a joke: Edinburgh fringe's EU comedies

Britain's exit from the EU is quicksand for artists as well as politicians. This year, it's inspired polemical cabaret and a drama that goes nowhere fast.

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 23rd August 2018

Why Brexit is getting laughs at the Edinburgh Fringe

Britain's departure from the EU is a hard topic to get away from, even at the Edinburgh Fringe. But has anyone in Edinburgh found anything new and, more importantly, anything funny to say about it?

Vincent Dowd, BBC, 14th August 2018

Fringe 2018: the best comedy shows, as chosen by comics

The comedians choose.

Alice Jones, i Newspaper, 3rd August 2018

Three shows about big issues

This time three theatre shows themed around big issues.

Caro Moses, ThreeWeeks, 28th July 2018

10 theatre shows you might be interested in

Fringe plays with a comedy angle.

Chortle, 25th July 2018

Jo Caulfield interview

Fringe favourite and local luminary tells us about her two new shows.

Robert Peacock, The Wee Review, 6th July 2018

Brexit play heading for Edinburgh Fringe

Mike McShane, Jo Caulfield, Hal Cruttenden and Pippa Evans are to star in a new comedy about Brexit at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 5th June 2018

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