Edinburgh Fringe

Ben Target: LORENZO

  • Theatre (theatre)
  • 11:55am (65 mins)
  • 2-13, 15-20 & 22-27 Aug
  • Summerhall (Anatomy Lecture Theatre)
  • £15
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Tickets

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

Venue

26: Summerhall
Room: Anatomy Lecture Theatre

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Ben Target is a critically-acclaimed performance artist and multi-award-winning comedian (yawn), but in 2020 he gave this up to become the live-in carer for an irascible octogenarian prankster. A life-affirming story about death, conveyed through the popular mediums of storytelling, servitude to the audience and live carpentry, a combination not seen on the world stage since Nazareth (circa 30AD). Directed by Adam Brace. 'Imagine there was no Ben Target. The world would unquestionably be a darker, less interesting place' (Chortle.co.uk). 'A beautiful, gentle, touching thing... spellbinding' (Scotsman). 'A true original and a legend in the making' (Guardian).

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Edinburgh Fringe 2023: The best shows to see, from Frank Skinner to Megan Stalter

As the annual festival returns, here are this year's best comedy, and theatre and dance shows.

Rachael Healy, i Newspaper, 4th August 2023

Edinburgh Fringe blog: Ben Target on telling a story with live carpentry

The performance artist on his new show Lorenzo.

Ben Target, What's On Stage, 28th July 2023

Interview: Ben Target

Ahead of his theatre show at Summerhall, Ben Target talks about grief, loss and comedy - and pays tribute to two men who have shaped his art and life.

Jay Richardson, Fest Mag, 25th July 2023

Edinburgh Interview: Ben Target on Lorenzo

"Lorenzo was such a fascinating person that every conversation I had with him about his storied history blew my little mind. So, with his permission, I started recording our talks and writing them up in a journal".

Greg Stewart, Theatre Weekly, 24th July 2023

Ben Target interview

"The audience will be lulled into having romantic feelings by me shaping wood (not a euphemism), possibly topless."

Caroline Whitham, Edinburgh Festivals, 18th July 2023

Edinburgh Fringe 10x10: Ten comedians in the theatre sections

Believe it or not, there is life in the Edinburgh Fringe beyond comedy! But to ease you gently into the more serious stuff, here are ten comedians who can be found in the theatre section of the programme...

Chortle, 14th July 2023

Edinburgh festival 2023: 50 shows to see

Cracking comedy, an eclectic mix of theatre - and aerial dance in an ice rink. Our critics share their picks for the August arts extravaganza.

Brian Logan, Arifa Akbar and Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian, 5th July 2023

Edinburgh preview: Ben Target: LORENZO at Summerhall

Ben Target is a critically-acclaimed performance artist and multi-award-winning comedian; in 2020 he gave this up to become the live-in carer for an irascible elderly prankster.

Theatre Weekly, 18th June 2023

Performances

Date Time Venue
2nd Aug 11:55 Summerhall (Anatomy Lecture Theatre)
3rd Aug 11:55 Summerhall (Anatomy Lecture Theatre)
4th Aug 11:55 Summerhall (Anatomy Lecture Theatre)
5th Aug 11:55 Summerhall (Anatomy Lecture Theatre)
6th Aug 11:55 Summerhall (Anatomy Lecture Theatre)
7th Aug 11:55 Summerhall (Anatomy Lecture Theatre)
8th Aug 11:55 Summerhall (Anatomy Lecture Theatre)
9th Aug 11:55 Summerhall (Anatomy Lecture Theatre)
10th Aug 11:55 Summerhall (Anatomy Lecture Theatre)
11th Aug 11:55 Summerhall (Anatomy Lecture Theatre)
12th Aug 11:55 Summerhall (Anatomy Lecture Theatre)
13th Aug 11:55 Summerhall (Anatomy Lecture Theatre)
15th Aug 11:55 Summerhall (Anatomy Lecture Theatre)
16th Aug 11:55 Summerhall (Anatomy Lecture Theatre)
17th Aug 11:55 Summerhall (Anatomy Lecture Theatre)
18th Aug 11:55 Summerhall (Anatomy Lecture Theatre)
19th Aug 11:55 Summerhall (Anatomy Lecture Theatre)
20th Aug 11:55 Summerhall (Anatomy Lecture Theatre)
22nd Aug 11:55 Summerhall (Anatomy Lecture Theatre)
23rd Aug 11:55 Summerhall (Anatomy Lecture Theatre)
24th Aug 11:55 Summerhall (Anatomy Lecture Theatre)
25th Aug 11:55 Summerhall (Anatomy Lecture Theatre)
26th Aug 11:55 Summerhall (Anatomy Lecture Theatre)
27th Aug 11:55 Summerhall (Anatomy Lecture Theatre)

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