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The People's Boat

Date: 24 July 2019 at 8:00PM

Edinburgh Fringe PREVIEW - Contains adult language!

One dinghy. Lost at sea. Four disillusioned knobheads. Join Britain's most dysfunctional quartet as they attempt the impossible mission of towing the UK away from the continent.

This new comedy follows the intrepid but ignorant explorers as they grapple with life on the ocean and the futility of their existence. On a crusade to somewhere sunny, they encounter rough winds, soggy pasties and trouble with their neighbours. After weeks and weeks of parlour games and pissing overboard, food is running out and patience is wearing thin. Wherever it is they're headed, they're taking Britain with them...

Inspired, but not shaped by Brexit, the show, a comedy, is a reaction to feelings of helplessness and disillusionment, mirrored by the nation, and in particular the young people and students Brexit will affect most. The show tackles this by shining a satirical light on issues of nationalism, bigotry and patriotism, by rendering them comedically archaic, questioning such beliefs.

The show is written and directed by Moaning Toad Productions Ltd: co-founded, co-written and co-directed by 4 members including local lads; Elliott Williams and Luke Bateman.

Tickets are strictly limited - so buy in advance to avoid disappointment

  • Show length: approx. 50 minutes
  • Individual Tickets: £6.00
  • Box Office: Online sales or Wildly UpBeat Printers (John Trimmer Walk) in Alton
  • Doors open 7:30pm, for 8pm start

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