THE DOG-EARED COLLECTIVE in
YOU’RE BETTER THAN THIS
- EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL 2011
- UNDERBELLY, COWGATE – Belly Laugh
- 4pm (Ends 5pm)
- 4th – 28th AUGUST 2011 (not 17th)
After a triumphant run at the Brighton Fringe earlier in the year – The Sunday Times critics’ choice of the weekend – “superlative” sketch group The Dog-Eared Collective bring their brand new show, You’re Better Than This to the Edinburgh Fringe. This is the sketch group of the fringe this year.
Directed by Alan Freestone, (Greedy (Edinburgh, London, New York), Lucy Porter and Des Clarke) You’re Better Than This is a riotous sketch fest showcasing the groups’ quirky style of combining ingenious prop comedy with British eccentricity. Joyously unpredictable and in places a touch surreal, audiences are invited to fly on the cape tails of a Diddy-Man Vigilante, cue up for Snooker: The Musical and sniff out a Samurai’s secret.
The Dog-Eared Collective’s star is firmly in the ascendency having received a clutch of great reviews recently at the Brighton Fringe for this show as well as being chosen to feature in Citroen’s sponsorship advertising for the festival. The company have performed across the UK alongside the likes of Idiots of Ants and The Penny Dreadfuls, as well as hosting The Doghouse – a monthly comedy night where headliners included Paul Foot and Lloyd Langford.
“This critics’ choice of the weekend? The superlative Dog-Eared Collective, who presented a hilarious hour of fast paced comedy. Sketch after sketch had the audience in giggles and guffaws that will surely bring them further success at Edinburgh” The Sunday Times
“Firmly on the critics’ radar. Definitely one to watch” Metro
“The Dog-Eared Collective leaves no pun unspoken, no sight gag unseen, no entendre left singular in its take-no-prisoners campaign for laughs… More laughs than any other three Fringe shows put together” Gerald Berkowitz, The Stage
“Carefully crafted silliness….sublimely surreal” **** Chortle
“I’ll be recommending it to everyone I know” ***** Three Weeks
“The Dog-Eared Collective are a refreshing change of pace in modern British comedy. They have the downright gutsy balls not seen since Jam, the silliness of Bottom and the honest comedy ride that was Smack the Pony” **** Leeds Guide
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LISTINGS INFORMATION –
THE DOG-EARED COLLECTIVE in YOU’RE BETTER THAN THIS
UNDERBELLY, COWGATE – Belly Laugh, Cowgate, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0844 545 8252 www.underbelly.co.uk
Venue press office: [email protected] Fraser Smith 0844 545 8242
Edinburgh Fringe Box Office: 0131 226 0000
Dates: 4th – 28th August at 4pm (ends 5pm).
Previews: 4th -5th Aug. No show 17th
Tickets: 4th – 5th Aug (previews): £6.00
Weekdays apart from 8/9: £9.00 (£8.00 concs)
Weekends apart from 6/7/27/28: £10.00 (£9.00 concs)