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  • The Stand’s New Town Theatre - Grand Hall
  • 15:50
  • Aug 12
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 18+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Pip Utton / The Stand Comedy Club
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains Distressing Themes. All seating is unreserved. Latecomers may not be admitted.
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 1 year


Pip Utton, Fringe legend brings Adolf back for the final time. Over 20 years since its premiere, as relevant today as ever. One of the most successful Fringe solo shows ever. ‘Terrifying, searing, transfixing’ (Scotsman). ‘Devastating’ (Time Out).

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: There is a temporary ramp over the 8 steep stone steps from street level to the venue foyer. The ramp has a small turning circle of 1m and therefore unfortunately is not suitable for an electric wheelchair user. Once inside the venue foyer, stall seating is accessible without any further assistance. Staff are happy to assist where possible and are unable to assist electric wheelchair users.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Emerlist 156 days ago

The main part of the show was quite good but it went downhill at the end. He was attempting to get the audience to go along with him as he became progressively more objectionable, with racist jokes. Unfortunately the audience wasn’t being prompted into this - no one would give a Nazi salute - so it wasn’t really working.
Some people left during this diatribe and he shouted more abuse at them - ‘Go on, get out. You were happy to laugh earlier.’ Except that people hadn’t been laughing at his racist abuse.
It was obviously scripted but he needs to tailor his invective to whatever responses he is getting.
In the end, it was just Mr Utton verbally abusing his audience. Poor show, in all senses.

LTW 159 days ago

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!

Mr Utton is a truly brilliant actor and we've seen all his 3 shows in this year's Fringe!

Adolf is a powerful performance, with a very moving end, leaving us all with real food for thought.

My only suggestion is that Mr Utton consider performing Adolf with a German accent (which he does well as seen in his Einstein show), since I found it very odd listening to "Adolf" speaking in "British English". In fact, I would go so far to say it was not at all "in sync" at all with the character he is portraying.

Nonetheless, a "must see" show!

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One4Review (3/5 stars) 156 days ago

A sparsely dressed set is not uncommon at the Fringe theatre, props here are a table a chair and a flag, It is ,of course , a floor-to-ceiling Nazi swastika : It’s a very disturbing just sitting there during the pre show silence .Pip Upton has performed this one man...

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The Skinny (5/5 stars) 159 days ago

Chaplin, Einstein, Churchill, Thatcher, Francis Bacon and countless others, they all share a common root: they have been subject for one of the paradigm performers of dramatic monologues – Pip Utton. There is one, however, who has time and time again stood out as Utton’s signature role: Adolf Hitler. Adolf...

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