Edinburgh Fringe

Eh Up, Me Old Flowers!

  • Theatre (play)
  • 3:10pm (60 mins)
  • 8-14 & 16-29 Aug
  • Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Two)
  • £12 - £13.50
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Tickets

Most tickets cost between £12 and £13.50. To book visit the official Fringe website or contact the venue:

Venue

33: Pleasance Courtyard
Room: Pleasance Two

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Tony Marshall captures the very essence of Charlie Williams - the cheeky grin, pitch perfect comic timing and of course the famous laugh - in a sharp script that combines classic gags with a wider examination of Williams and his place in the history of stand up comedy.


In the 1970s, the biggest comedy show on television was ITV's The Comedians. It made Charlie Williams the first black comic to become a household name. Perhaps his material would nowadays be considered questionable. But perhaps if you'd lived his extraordinary life in a white man's world - coal miner, professional footballer, cabaret singer, comedian - you'd have done the same. Now in retirement, Charlie faces an uncomfortable visit from a mysterious stranger who demands that he justify himself... By Chris England (An Evening with Gary Lineker) and starring Tony Marshall (Casualty, Life on Mars).

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Fringe: Seventies comedians find an audience from beyond the grave

There are new shows about Charlie Williams, Les Dawson and Eric Morecambe.

Mike Wade, The Times, 6th August 2022

Eh Up Me Old Flowers! interview

Eh Up, Me Old Flowers! is a play about the comedian Charlie Williams, who was the first black comedian to become a mainstream household name thanks to his appearances on ITV's The Comedians in the early Seventies.

On The Mic, 21st July 2022

Performances

Date Time Venue
8th Aug 15:10 Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Two)
9th Aug 15:10 Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Two)
10th Aug 15:10 Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Two)
11th Aug 15:10 Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Two)
12th Aug 15:10 Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Two)
13th Aug 15:10 Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Two)
14th Aug 15:10 Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Two)
16th Aug 15:10 Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Two)
17th Aug 15:10 Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Two)
18th Aug 15:10 Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Two)
19th Aug 15:10 Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Two)
20th Aug 15:10 Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Two)
21st Aug 15:10 Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Two)
22nd Aug 15:10 Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Two)
23rd Aug 15:10 Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Two)
24th Aug 15:10 Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Two)
25th Aug 15:10 Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Two)
26th Aug 15:10 Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Two)
27th Aug 15:10 Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Two)
28th Aug 15:10 Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Two)
29th Aug 15:10 Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Two)

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