Edy Hurst's Comedy Version of Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of HG Wells' Literary Version (Via Orson Welles' Radio Version and Steven Spielberg's Film Version) of the War of the Worlds
288: Just The Tonic at The Mash House
Room: Just The Attic
What have we just seen!? Absolutely non-stop bonkers. Hurst rockets through intergalactic warfare, remakes and rock opera with a ramshackle show that will pleasure the uninitiated comedy fan and the sci-fi invasions nerd equally.
If you're not convinced by the title I have no idea what this is going to do. As seen on MTV UK, BBC Radio 4 Extra, NextUp Comedy. Nominated for BBC New Comedy Awards 2017, Nominated for Best Alternative Act, North West Comedy Awards 2022 and Musical Comedy Awards finalist 2021. 'Bursts with comedic joy' **** (Skinny). 'Funny. Quirky, Deep. Seamless' **** (Lancashire Evening Post). 'Delightfully silly songs' (TheWeeReview.com).
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It's the show where I, Edy Hurst, bring together all the 125 years of remakes, reboots adaptations, rips-offs, and multitude sequels of the 1897 sci-fi classic the War of the Worlds into on comprehensive, definitive version of this tale of Martian Invasion. In under an hour. With the resources of a school jumble sale. Finally!On The Mic, 21st July 2022
Since being published in 1898, H.G. Wells' science fiction novel of the Martian attack, The War Of The Worlds, has constantly been under threat from its own invasion, that of countless remakes! From a disco prog-rock-opera, Tom Cruise blockbuster, a themed restaurant, to very specific fictionalised accounts of military tactics.
But fear not! Comedian Edy Hurst (as seen on NextUp, BBC Radio 4, BBC Upload) is here to defend the earth and finish the century old story! You're welcome! Selflessly sifting through the endless array of remakes, reboots, reimaginations and rip offs to create an hour of 'delightfully silly songs' (The Wee Review).
Following debut show Hurst Schmurst ("Bursts with Comedy Joy" The Skinny) Manchester musical comedian Edy Hurst is taking to task the world of invasion, adaptations and pop-culture with a clash of lo-fi props and musical comedy that has seen him nominated for the BBC New Comedy Award, finalist in the Musical Comedy Awards, and nominated for 'Best Alternative Act' at the North West Comedy Awards.
This show was also nominated for 'Best Comedy Show' at this year's Buxton Fringe, wowing audiences and judges in the defeat of Martian invaders.
This is Edy's return to the Fringe since his debut, and regularly performing across the country since 2013, following successful shows at Blizzard Comedy Manchester, Knaresborough, Buxton Fringe, Leicester Comedy Festival and a VALT Festival transfer to the Museum of Comedy. During lockdown there was an accompanying tangent heavy audiobook podcast which has been heard across the world, topping the sci-fi charts in Bermuda. Really. Listen here
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