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43: theSpace @ Symposium Hall
Room: Annexe

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Sex, Lies & Improvisation. Image shows from L to R: Alex Keen, Rachel E Thorn

A dark comedy about lying together. Inspired by an anonymous lie chosen by the audience, each show reveals why we lie to the people we love. From award-winning comedians behind MATES: The Improvised 90s Sitcom and CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation. 'Live entertainment at its best' ***** (Demon-Media.co.uk). 'See it. It will not disappoint. Act Of The Year 2019' ***** (ThePhoenixRemix.com). 'Intimate, sincere, authentic. And laughs - a lot of them!' **** (ThreeWeeks). 'Moving and hilarious. Surpassed all expectations' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Great on-stage chemistry' **** (TheWeeReview.com).

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theSpaceUK Announces Full Programme for Edinburgh Fringe 2022

theSpaceUK announces their full 2022 programme, with over 400 shows on sale at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Theatre Weekly, 17th June 2022

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A dark comedy, inspired by real-life lies.

Sex, Lies & Improvisation is a play about why we lie to the people we love, and it's completely improvised. The two performers start each show by getting the audience to choose a lie to inspire them.

"We wanted to work with real lies because truth is stranger than fiction," says actress Rachel E. Thorn. "So we ask people online to tell us anonymously any lies they've told a partner. At the start of each show the audience picks one. It could be anything!"

Once the lie is chosen, the pair creates a dark comedy about how that lie affects a couple's relationship.

"The great thing about improvisation is comedy is guaranteed," says actor Alex Keen. "But with our show, so is drama. Sex, Lies & Improvisation is extremely compelling because the audience has no idea what's coming next - and nor do we! Rachel and I have to trust each other completely."

The show is a cross between Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Sex, Lies & Videotape, and has garnered fans across the UK. Thorn and Keen were awarded Act of The Year 2019 by The Phoenix Remix, and in 2017 were nominated for Best Improvised Show at Leicester Comedy Festival. Broadway Baby declared them "moving and hilarious. I came away marvelling at the talent."

Performances

Date Time Venue
5th Aug 21:15 theSpace @ Symposium Hall (Annexe)
6th Aug 21:15 theSpace @ Symposium Hall (Annexe)
7th Aug 21:15 theSpace @ Symposium Hall (Annexe)
8th Aug 21:15 theSpace @ Symposium Hall (Annexe)
9th Aug 21:15 theSpace @ Symposium Hall (Annexe)
10th Aug 21:15 theSpace @ Symposium Hall (Annexe)
11th Aug 21:15 theSpace @ Symposium Hall (Annexe)
12th Aug 21:15 theSpace @ Symposium Hall (Annexe)
13th Aug 21:15 theSpace @ Symposium Hall (Annexe)
14th Aug 21:15 theSpace @ Symposium Hall (Annexe)
15th Aug 21:15 theSpace @ Symposium Hall (Annexe)
17th Aug 21:15 theSpace @ Symposium Hall (Annexe)
18th Aug 21:15 theSpace @ Symposium Hall (Annexe)
19th Aug 21:15 theSpace @ Symposium Hall (Annexe)
20th Aug 21:15 theSpace @ Symposium Hall (Annexe)

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