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2022 Edinburgh Fringe

Horseplay: Bareback

  • Comedy (absurdist)
  • 10:30pm (60 mins)
  • 4-15 & 17-28 Aug 2022
  • Underbelly, Cowgate (Belly Dancer)
  • £10 - £11
Horseplay: Bareback. Image shows from L to R: Kathy Maniura, Derek Mitchell
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Venue

61: Underbelly, Cowgate
Room: Belly Dancer

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Absurd character comedy. Would you rather sex or eternal bliss? A dead divorce enthusiast takes matters into her own hands and organises a sex conference. A talking vagina writes a beat poem. Timothee Chalamet tries to be adorable. The afterlife is on the brink of collapse. From writer/performers Kathy Maniura (Sketch Off winner 2020, SYTYF finalist 2021) and Derek Mitchell (2NorthDown semi-finalist 2021), Bareback is about sex and performance. Expect big characters, original musical numbers and lots of wigs. 'Witty, fabulous, raw' **** (ThePhoenixRemix.com). 'An absurd rollercoaster ride... hilarious' **** (TheLGBTQArtsReview.wordpress.com).

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Featuring

Reviews

Press articles

Emergency Question: Which is the sexiest TV puppet?

Edinburgh Fringe comedians share their kinks...

Chortle, 18th August 2022

Emergency Question: What is your most mundane encounter with a celebrity?

Edinburgh Fringe comedians answer.

Chortle, 16th August 2022

Emergency question: Which sitcom character would you be?

Edinburgh Fringe comedians answer.

Chortle, 15th August 2022

Emergency question: What's the worst thing you've eaten for a bet?

Edinburgh Fringe comedians answer.

Chortle, 14th August 2022

Emergency Question: Which conspiracy theory do you think might actually be true?

Edinburgh Fringe comedians answer.

Chortle, 12th August 2022

Emergency Question: What's the worst experience you've ever had in a hotel?

Edinburgh Fringe comedians answer.

Chortle, 9th August 2022

Emergency Questions: Have you ever had a near-death experience?

Edinburgh Fringe comedians answer.

Chortle, 6th August 2022

Interview with Kathy Maniura and Derek Mitchell, Horseplay

"The pandemic was unequivocally awful for the arts, and not being able to perform or rehearse in the same room was a real struggle. That said, I think it's taught us to give creative processes the time they need, because time is the one thing we did have."

Tom Inniss, Voice Magazine, 29th July 2022

Horseplay talk about heaven and wigs

Bareback creators Kathy Maniura and Derek Mitchell talk about writing a show over Zoom, heaven, talking genitals and of course, wigs.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd July 2022

Edinburgh 2022: Horseplay guest blog

Queer comedy duo Horseplay discuss the process of writing sketch comedy and unique characters.

Kathy Maniura and Derek Mitchell, Broadway World, 21st July 2022

Edinburgh 2022: Horseplay Q&A

BWW catches up with Horseplay to chat about bringing Bareback to the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Natalie O'Donoghue, Broadway World, 13th July 2022

Horseplay interview

So Bareback is a very absurd, character driven narrative show set in an afterlife where sex and performance are banned.

On The Mic, 1st July 2022

Performances

Date Time Venue
4th Aug 2022 22:30 Underbelly, Cowgate (Belly Dancer)
5th Aug 2022 22:30 Underbelly, Cowgate (Belly Dancer)
6th Aug 2022 22:30 Underbelly, Cowgate (Belly Dancer)
7th Aug 2022 22:30 Underbelly, Cowgate (Belly Dancer)
8th Aug 2022 22:30 Underbelly, Cowgate (Belly Dancer)
9th Aug 2022 22:30 Underbelly, Cowgate (Belly Dancer)
10th Aug 2022 22:30 Underbelly, Cowgate (Belly Dancer)
11th Aug 2022 22:30 Underbelly, Cowgate (Belly Dancer)
12th Aug 2022 22:30 Underbelly, Cowgate (Belly Dancer)
13th Aug 2022 22:30 Underbelly, Cowgate (Belly Dancer)
14th Aug 2022 22:30 Underbelly, Cowgate (Belly Dancer)
15th Aug 2022 22:30 Underbelly, Cowgate (Belly Dancer)
17th Aug 2022 22:30 Underbelly, Cowgate (Belly Dancer)
18th Aug 2022 22:30 Underbelly, Cowgate (Belly Dancer)
19th Aug 2022 22:30 Underbelly, Cowgate (Belly Dancer)
20th Aug 2022 22:30 Underbelly, Cowgate (Belly Dancer)
21st Aug 2022 22:30 Underbelly, Cowgate (Belly Dancer)
22nd Aug 2022 22:30 Underbelly, Cowgate (Belly Dancer)
23rd Aug 2022 22:30 Underbelly, Cowgate (Belly Dancer)
24th Aug 2022 22:30 Underbelly, Cowgate (Belly Dancer)
25th Aug 2022 22:30 Underbelly, Cowgate (Belly Dancer)
26th Aug 2022 22:30 Underbelly, Cowgate (Belly Dancer)
27th Aug 2022 22:30 Underbelly, Cowgate (Belly Dancer)
28th Aug 2022 22:30 Underbelly, Cowgate (Belly Dancer)

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