Benjamin Alborough: Absolute Monopoly

Comedy (game show, interactive)

  • Assembly George Square - The Crate
  • 17:50
  • Aug 28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Weak Knees Ltd
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Audience required to walk or move around during the performance, Strong language/swearing
  • 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 18 months


Monopoly is a terrible game. It ruins friendships and destroys families. This interactive extravaganza will update it for the modern world to make a game that's more competitive, more aggressive and will destroy even more families. Join comedian Benjamin Alborough as he attempts to improve Monopoly in this chaotic, interactive gameshow where audience members compete against each other and the host, with the audience physically becoming the game board. The show combines role playing, physical challenges and psychological intimidation to make something that, if not the best board game in the world, is at least short.

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Rebecca Hamilton 29 days ago

Decided to come to the show about a hour before it started and wow what a fantastic interactive comedy show. Benjamin was an amazing entertainer and improvisor and the crew were fab too. Was lucky enough to see the last show of the set and also to be a street in this game of Monopoly (or is it Scrabble). Thoroughly entertainment and I was laughing the whole time. Brilliant

Nina, Jessie and Holly 30 days ago

My friends and I went here after such a boring show (not going to name names), which was so bad we had to down three Jägerbombs. Anyways, Benny absolutely made our night. We didn’t have many expectations, but what little we had was blown away. He was so much fitter than his poster, which doesn’t do him much justice. He downed an entire bottle of milk just to please the crowd, which absolutely pleased us. He never missed a joke, and made everyone laugh. Go to this show before the fringe ends cause you won’t regret it (unlike other shows).

Megi 33 days ago

What a fantastic show! We absolutely loved it. My daughter is 12 and she couldn’t stop chatting about it’s on our way home. The idea of an interactive Monopoly game is brilliant and should be used for team building events for corporate teams:))

Soph 36 days ago

One of the highlights of the fringe! Great fun and hilarious. Benjamin has great energy and the show is well planned. Would recommend it to anyone wanting a guaranteed laugh.

Grace 39 days ago

Absolute Monopoly somehow managed to be both what I expected (we played Monopoly in the most unhinged way ever) and not what I expected (there was spilt milk involved that Benjamin had to clean up with his own shirt). This definitely wins the award for the most chaotic show I saw at the Fringe this year! Benjamin was an excellent host and made everything hilarious. The fact that he just rolled with everything that was thrown his way over the course of the show was truly impressive.

Lauren 44 days ago

Absolute Monopoly is one of the most fun shows we saw at the Fringe, made even better by the energetic, witty compere. A great way to spend an hour, let off some steam and have fun playing everyone's favourite board game.

Elliot and Meg 44 days ago

Please dear god go and see this show! It is unhinged gameshow comedy with incredible amounts of audience interaction. The audience vote on how the game progresses, and the host stays true to his promise of doing ANYTHING the audience votes on. I really hope he got his shirt dry-cleaned after our performance!

Wilfred Berkhof 46 days ago

Out of the 29 shows we've seen this week Absolute Monopoly was the most fun! Benjamin is a big bundle of comedic energy and ready for anything the contestants and audience might throw at him. This truly was so much fun, definite 5 stars!

Jacqui McIntosh 49 days ago

Oh what a hoot! Improvised fixing Monopoly, the world's longest and most evil game. The kids in our (full house) audience loved all the slapstick, swearing and nudity! Do not be scared to take them, it's a joy!

I now know the secret of beating all my friends at monopoly and can't wait to put it into practice!

Go with a group of friends and enjoy it!

Denise McCann 50 days ago

A hilarious hour of nonsense and Monopoly!! I went with my older kids (21 and 16) and both of them loved it. Don’t take young kids if you don’t like swearing - the wee boy sitting next to me made it for me though - he found the swearing hilarious and his laugh was infectious. Benjamin Alborough is a funny guy especially his physical comedy which again the kids found very entertaining. If you enjoy silliness and belly laughs this show is for you.

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North West End UK (5/5 stars) 43 days ago

Expect lots of audience participation, trust me, you will want to get involved in this well-crafted one-of-a-kind comedy show.

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One4Review (4.5/5 stars) 45 days ago

A 100mph dash around the board taking no prisoners to jail while leaving a destructive trail of comedy in his wake of a board game that brings the audience into play at every opportunity, will soon have you lined up at the start line ready to pass go!

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The Recs (4/5 stars) 47 days ago

Chaotic, giddy, and even, at times, wilfully shambolic, there probably isn’t such a stupidly enjoyable show on the Fringe or one that pulls its audience together with such sleight of hand.

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