Theatre (comedy, solo show)

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  • Pleasance Courtyard - Pleasance Below
  • 22:45
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Lewis Doherty, The North Wall and Nottingham Playhouse
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains scenes of violence and strong language.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    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 2 years


Welcome to the Kingdom of Skadi. A place of adventure, a distant land where pirates, bounty hunters and thieves do battle in a world on the brink of destruction. With the King's daughter captured by an evil dragon, who will survive in this quest of epic proportions and formidable consequences? Armed with just himself and a chair, Lewis Doherty (creator of Wolf) presents Boar. A one-man fantasy adventure tale. Prepare for arrows to roll and heads to fly in this action packed hour of swords, sorcery and swill!

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
  • Accessible entry: Main queue on road outside. 5 steps down to venue or Lift access through Pleasance Bar — ask at Box Office or bar for assistance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    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

Dawn Morris 93 days ago

This is a truly outstanding show. Lewis Doherty’s performance is breathtaking. And it is very, very funny. My teenage boys absolutely loved it.

Holly Richards 96 days ago

The best thing I've ever seen! So unexpected funny and clever and simple and complicated all at once. I left in awe of such an incredibly talented man!

James Big 97 days ago

Hillarious, exciting and an acting masterclass. An incredible piece of theatre. *****

A Veitch 101 days ago

A 60 minute acting masterclass! Funny, moving, smart and rehearsed to perfection. Will be recommending it to anyone who’ll listen! 10/10.

Bibi Schwithal 104 days ago

The character & sound work in Boar is so impressive that halfway through you forget how impressive it is- like yes, of course it’s completely normal that this one man is echolocating an entire pub right in front of us. That I can vividly envision the man riding the horse, and the horse, and the woman putting a sword to his throat, and the man putting a sword to her throat, as if they’re all actual individuals and not one and the same person doing funny voices on a stage. Well worth staying out for, even after a long day of shows!

Naomi 107 days ago

I saw WOLF last year and loved it, so was very excited to see BOAR was happening this year. This show was just as funny and, once again, managed to be a one man show with a good plot and varied characters that actually makes sense. Really well executed and worth staying out late for.

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FringeReview 87 days ago

This is exceptional. To play all the parts, provide all the sound effects and keep us all in the seats for that hour was just one of the best theatrical experiences I have had for some time. Docherty inhabits the story, not just the characters or the dragon, but the...

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The Wee Review (5/5 stars) 87 days ago

Following up last year’s stunning word-of-mouth hit Wolf  was never going to be easy but thankfully Lewis Doherty has come up with a worthy sequel in Boar, which now forms his second hour in a planned trilogy. Last year’s outing was a film noir, and this year Doherty is embracing...

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The List (4/5 stars) 91 days ago

Fantasy adventure from a busy man...

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Voice Magazine (4/5 stars) 91 days ago

With such fine attention to detail on the vocal sound effects and imagery that it consequently creates, the atmosphere could be compared to that of a cinematic experience.
Boar is a breath of fresh air, sure to entertain and can be found at the Pleasance Courtyard.

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Everything Theatre (5/5 stars) 93 days ago

Boar is something unique, Doherty delivers a performance that is flawless and utterly compelling. Even if you aren’t a fan of the fantasy world this story occupies, trust me, you will still be transfixed by the performance that is on offer.

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 94 days ago

Stage mist and ethereal warfare sounds are the backdrop to this wonderful hour of bloodthirsty battle and adventure, with a cast of thousands resonating through the medium of Lewis Doherty and a simple set of steps. Adorned in black, the ninjaesque Doherty performs this piece energetically and enthusiastically – the...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 97 days ago

On one level, Lewis Doherty’s one-man show Boar is a simple slice of popular entertainment, a late-night, pints-in, see-what’s-on-the-blackboard-and-take-a-chance kind of a Fringe show. ...

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ThreeWeeks (5/5 stars) 100 days ago

Lewis Doherty continues his one-man dominance of the Fringe with a play that’s part ‘Game of Thrones’ and part ‘Holy Grail’. After the success of ‘Wolf’, Doherty proves he’s no one-hit-wonder, displaying creativity and talent by the bucket-load. Bringing to life numerous characters and settings seemingly all at once, it’s...

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Theatre Weekly (4/5 stars) 101 days ago

"Think of the greatest fantasy adventure movies you’ve ever seen. [...] Now, imagine the hollywood sets are stripped, the budgets are cut and you are left with Lewis Doherty, a couple of red lights, and a solitary chair to match these films in intensity, character, and enjoyment in Boar. And he nails it."

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Fest (4/5 stars) 107 days ago

Imagine a lo-fi version of The Princess Bride with every role performed by an increasingly sweaty, lone thespian, and you're not far from the hilarious and virtuosic Boar. Lewis Doherty is the man of a couple dozen voices, rendering each scene vividly despite having nothing more than a two-step stool...

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