Edinburgh Fringe

Les Dawson: Flying High

Les Dawson: Flying High. Jon Culshaw
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Tickets

Most tickets cost between £15 and £17. To book visit the official Fringe website or contact the venue:

Venue

8: Assembly George Square Theatre
Room: Gordon Aikman Theatre

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Jon Culshaw (Dead Ringers, The Impressions Show) stars in this funny, affectionate and poignant celebration of the much-missed comedy legend. Join Les as he summons forth a wealth of characters and incidents from his eventful life and career, as he travels on Concorde at twice the speed of sound 68,000 feet above the Earth, in this new play from BAFTA and Olivier Award-winning writer Tim Whitnall and director Bob Golding.

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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

Jon Culshaw says playing Lancashire comedian Les Dawson is an 'honour'

The impersonator Jon Culshaw has said it is a "great honour" to play the comedy genius Les Dawson in a new touring stage show about his life.

ITV, 29th July 2022

Les Dawson did more than mother-in-law jokes - he predicted cancel culture

The Blankety Blank host wasn't an unreconstructed 1970s stand-up - he was our drollest comic. Can Jon Culshaw fool Edinburgh into thinking he's back?

Jon Culshaw, The Telegraph, 23rd July 2022

Jon Culshaw on Les Dawson

'Even his most savage mother-in-law lines were written with love'.

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 22nd July 2022

Edinburgh 2022: Jon Culshaw Q&A

BWW catches up with Jon Culshaw to chat about bringing Les Dawson: Flying High to the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Natalie O'Donoghue, Broadway World, 20th July 2022

Ten Edinburgh theatre shows about comedians

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Chortle, 18th July 2022

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Elliot Gonzalez, I Talk Telly, 9th July 2022

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Dominic Maxwell, Clive Davis, Neil Fisher, Alex O'Connell and Ed Potton, The Times, 2nd July 2022

Performances

Date Time Venue
3rd Aug 16:30 Assembly George Square Theatre (Gordon Aikman Theatre)
4th Aug 16:30 Assembly George Square Theatre (Gordon Aikman Theatre)
5th Aug 16:30 Assembly George Square Theatre (Gordon Aikman Theatre)
6th Aug 16:30 Assembly George Square Theatre (Gordon Aikman Theatre)
7th Aug 16:30 Assembly George Square Theatre (Gordon Aikman Theatre)
8th Aug 16:30 Assembly George Square Theatre (Gordon Aikman Theatre)
9th Aug 16:30 Assembly George Square Theatre (Gordon Aikman Theatre)
10th Aug 16:30 Assembly George Square Theatre (Gordon Aikman Theatre)
11th Aug 16:30 Assembly George Square Theatre (Gordon Aikman Theatre)
12th Aug 16:30 Assembly George Square Theatre (Gordon Aikman Theatre)
13th Aug 16:30 Assembly George Square Theatre (Gordon Aikman Theatre)
14th Aug 16:30 Assembly George Square Theatre (Gordon Aikman Theatre)
15th Aug 16:30 Assembly George Square Theatre (Gordon Aikman Theatre)
17th Aug 16:30 Assembly George Square Theatre (Gordon Aikman Theatre)
18th Aug 16:30 Assembly George Square Theatre (Gordon Aikman Theatre)
19th Aug 16:30 Assembly George Square Theatre (Gordon Aikman Theatre)
20th Aug 16:30 Assembly George Square Theatre (Gordon Aikman Theatre)
21st Aug 16:30 Assembly George Square Theatre (Gordon Aikman Theatre)
22nd Aug 16:30 Assembly George Square Theatre (Gordon Aikman Theatre)
23rd Aug 16:30 Assembly George Square Theatre (Gordon Aikman Theatre)
24th Aug 16:30 Assembly George Square Theatre (Gordon Aikman Theatre)
25th Aug 16:30 Assembly George Square Theatre (Gordon Aikman Theatre)
26th Aug 16:30 Assembly George Square Theatre (Gordon Aikman Theatre)
27th Aug 16:30 Assembly George Square Theatre (Gordon Aikman Theatre)
28th Aug 16:30 Assembly George Square Theatre (Gordon Aikman Theatre)

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