Crybabies: Bagbeard

Comedy (sketch show, absurdist)

  • Pleasance Dome - 10Dome
  • Times vary. Click 'Dates, times and prices' to view the calendar
  • Aug 18-28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: PBJ presents
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains strobe lighting and strong language.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    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

Description

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the woods... Join James (still tall), Ed (less handsome) and Michael (???) on a sci-fi infected narrative sketch adventure about finding home, forbidden love, monsters, mystery and massive regret. Dave's Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee, 2019. 'Highly impressive' **** (Guardian). 'High concept farce of the first order' **** (Telegraph). 'Out-there originality' **** (Chortle.com). 'A wave of absurdist wonderment' **** (Skinny). 'Clever and genuinely funny' ***** (MumbleComedy.net).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Main queue at entrance to venue. Wheelchair and level access via lift at rear of bar — reached via ramp at the rear of the venue. Speak to staff or Box Office for lift access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 20+
    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

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  • 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

James Hurrell 36 days ago

This was our first fringe show ever. It came as a recommendation in the paper and was the best show we saw all week ( and we saw some good stuff ). Really funny, fast paced, and incredible acting from all 3 cast members. A must see show.
PS The owl costume has to be seen to be believed.

David Wallbank 36 days ago

Mind blowing, silly, borderline genius. These three guys offer up ONE hours worth of total amazing entertainment. So so clever, the enegery throughout is high and keeps you on the journey. I tweeted that I wasn't being over the top, but this is the best show at the fringe an one of the best things I've ever witnessed with my own eyes.

10 / 10

Emilia Malec-Turner 38 days ago

Loved, loved, loved them !

stephanie and Clifford 40 days ago

Such a fun silly uncomplicated show! Witty as f**k and delivered by three very strong performers! I recommend seeing for some extraterrestrial absurdity!

It’s precision-tooled silliness: every line has a joke, and every joke lands. It’s simply top-tier, one of the funniest, most creative and brilliantly executed shows at this year’s festival. 40 days ago

It’s precision-tooled silliness: every line has a joke, and every joke lands. It’s simply top-tier, one of the funniest, most creative and brilliantly executed shows at this year’s festival.

Berty C 41 days ago

My cheeks still hurt from howling. Truly bonkers and truly unique. Didn't know what to expect - but it wasn't that - and I bloody loved it!! Won't even bother trying to explain it, you've really got to experience it for yourself!

David Sanders 42 days ago

Mad cap and great fun - initially what on earth is going on - then the format is revealed and it is fantastic, pacy action all the way with absurd bagbeard almost stealing the show from Valentine stealing it from the crazy scientist !
Pay attention to keep up and enjoy a zany 50 mins of fun and hilarity - a must see. From me aged 71 !

Moth 43 days ago

Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle is the perfect execution of one of my favourite show concepts: magic shows going wrong, with just enough going right to still wow you. Mind Mangler used the perfect mix of new jokes and reoccurring gags so that it was hilarious the whole way through.

Elizabeth Parkin 44 days ago

Absolutely hilarious, we all loved it. Totally bonkers but so good.

Russell Jones 48 days ago

5* - Seen 30+ shows, best of the lot. Clever and spit-your-drink-out funny. Vibes of League of Gentleman/Monty Python, which isn't even the biggest compliment given the talent of the writing, creativity and performance. Must see!

SCB 49 days ago

Genius! My favourite show of 2022. Hilarious, original and utterly beguiling. Bag tickets while you can!

Jack D 51 days ago

Joyous! I was grinning throughout

Sean Davis 51 days ago

(***)
If you like the idea of a fellow wearing a blue plastic shopping bag as a beard throughout a show, then this is for you. It is zany, chaotic, and sophomoric. Not my cup of tea, but my 49-year old stepson loved it.


It is early in the Fringe, and I have only seen 36 shows of the around 160 I will see. So far, this was the 29th most enjoyable I have seen at the Fringe this year. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website: https://fringefan.com/

Iain MacDougall 53 days ago

Worth the entry fee for the opening alone! Tears of laughter for this character romp through the absurd and hilarious musings of Crybabies. High Energy packed with great lines. Big shoutout for the costume design, with only one exception!

Jenni H 54 days ago

Lots to love about this! An absurd but clever plot, great characters, talented comic actors. I'll definitely watch out for these Crybabies in the future 5⭐


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Chortle (5/5 stars) 33 days ago

It’s simply top-tier, one of the funniest, most creative and brilliantly executed shows at this year’s festival.

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Telegraph (5/5 stars) 41 days ago

Crybabies bring the spirit of the Goon Show into the 21st century; Radio 4 should give them a series at once.

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Voice Magazine (5/5 stars) 44 days ago

I won't spend any more time on this review, as all it’s doing is delaying you buying a ticket. Do yourself a favour and make sure you see this show – Crybabies are going to be huge.

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