Chris Parker: Camp Binch

Comedy (stand-up)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
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New Zealand's beloved sissy Chris Parker (as seen in Netflix's The Breaker Upperers) is mincing his way over to Edinburgh with his award-winning Camp Binch. Winner of Best Show at NZ International Comedy Fest 2018, Camp Binch delivers a hilarious and cathartic retelling of growing up gay in conservative New Zealand. 'He's the one to watch that you're probably already watching!' ( 'Leaves you inspired to make a difference' (New Zealand Herald). Writer and star of New Zealand's 7 Days, Jono and Ben, and Funny Girls.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Lift access through the glass box into the main studio area. If not taking the lift there are 12 steps down into the performance space. There is level access via Windmill Lane off of Buccleuch Place.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Gaia Aherne 112 days ago

Such an entertaining individual, was in stitches for the entirety of the performance. Loved the trip down memory lane and would highly recommend to everyone.

Barry 113 days ago

Chris delivers a fairly familiar tale of growing up gay in a heteronormative environment in a fun and incredibly energetic style that makes it distinctive. An excellent storyteller with an endearing and engaging stage presence. One of the best shows I've seen this year.

Georgia B 116 days ago

Loved the show! Hilarious but moving storytelling which left us reflecting on our own kiwi upbringing.

Daisygreen Stenhouse 123 days ago

I absolutely loved this show! I was laughing from moment one, and crying by the end. Hilarious and genuinely moving.

Charlotte Gaughan 126 days ago

Absolute joy of a show! Endlessly funny and sweet, high energy and poignant.

Laura Wingrove 129 days ago

Just finished up seeing Camp Binch... for the second time. It’s hilarious, touching and hit upon such a fundamental queer experience that needed to be explored. I cried (both happy and sad tears) and cannot wait for you to see it!! I’ve literally told everyone about it, it’s just fantastic. Five stars. Easily.

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Broadway World (5/5 stars) 114 days ago

Camp Binch. And he's absolutely right. Clear everything at 18:50 and get yourself to Assembly George Square Studios. Camp Binch has it all: big Broadway numbers, wigs, exceptional childhood haircuts, and enough energy from Parker to power the whole of Edinburgh. Honestly, just watching him is a workout in itself;...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 116 days ago

It’s a tricky line to walk, that of the funny-but-serious standup routine. New Zealand comic Chris Parker proudly and deftly struts down that line in a solid Edinburgh debut with a lot of heart. Coming from a country with a bad rap for homophobia, and a particularly conservative school, Parker...

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The Skinny (5/5 stars) 121 days ago

This energetic, relentlessly funny hour is dismissed by Chris Parker at around the halfway point as ‘just criticising straight guys’, but it’s so much more original and joyous than this. Clearly using his month at the Fringe as a substitute for a gym membership, Parker bounds around the stage with...

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 121 days ago

After a frenetic opening, Chris Parker settles into this powerfully emotional story about his coming of age in rugby-obsessed New Zealand – from being the rugby school’s ambassador through to a return trip to his high school. It’s a harrowing tale of societal pressure, and of finding your own space...

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 130 days ago

"I could be one of the Boys," New Zealander Chris Parker sings ecstatically at the start of Camp Binch, wearing a shirt and leggings echoing Elaine Stritch's iconic one-woman show. It’s a heady introduction to 'camp', and quickly followed by a screeching of tyres as Parker dons a wig to...

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