Demi Lardner: Ditch Witch 800

Comedy (absurdist, sketch show)

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  • Accessibility:
    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


Once upon a time, in a faraway swamp, there lived an ogre named Demi Lardner (Mike Myers) whose precious solitude was suddenly shattered by an invasion of annoying fairy tale characters. Your virtue is pressed between the leaves of a hymn book.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Stairs or lift down to Basement level then level access and some raked seating with stairs inside performance space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (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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The Guardian (3/5 stars) 106 days ago

Absurdism-gone-haywire won the 2015 Edinburgh comedy award for her fellow Australian Sam Simmons, and now Demi Lardner is in the running for a show cut from similarly zany plaid. You never know what’s coming next in Ditch Witch 800, a fizzing 50 minutes of sketches, doodles, one-liners, daft dances and...

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (4/5 stars) 114 days ago

Demi Lardner doesn’t understand why her show has won awards. She keeps apologising to the front row, and is seemingly shocked that anyone has turned up at all. But Ditch Witch 800 is a one-woman tour-de-force...

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Fest (4/5 stars) 114 days ago

Two years in and Demi Lardner already seems a significant fixture in the Fringe firmament, much to her apparent surprise. Where other comics court the critics and awards, with powerful shows about their messed-up lives and our messed-up world, Lardner is drawing mutant horses, spewing gunk and having a right...

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The List (4/5 stars) 115 days ago

A spirited and exhilarating show that hilariously zips by...

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Demi Lardener is a unique voice in the comedy world and more importantly she is genuinely gut-bustingly hilarious. The opening of the show was one of the funniest things I have seen in a long while, and the closing was nearly as whacky.
Highly recommended.

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 120 days ago

I think it’s fair to say that you should expect the unexpected with Demi Lardner. She takes her sketch comedy clowning to the extreme and it’s not for the faint-hearted. Making her entrance by appearing from the womb sets the tone for this hour of daft one-liners, absurd skits and...

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 121 days ago

There’s a weird, crackly quality about Demi Lardner. It’s as if she can speed herself up, slow herself down, warp herself before our eyes. ...

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 126 days ago

Sometimes it is just not your night, and you get the feeling that is the case for Demi Lardner tonight. Her show is bedevilled with technical hiccups, with both her mic and electronic clicker failing at various points. Of course, given that Lardner has built her reputation on presenting seemingly...

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