Des Kapital: I'm Loving Engels Instead

Comedy (music, storytelling)

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  • Sweet Grassmarket - Grassmarket 3
  • 16:00
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Andy Thomas / Andyland Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience Participation
  • 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

Description

Des (winner of Gulag’s Got Talent, Ex-Soviet Republic Factor, No Voice, Strictly Pooling, Dancing on Siberian Ice) story-sings the history of world communism (Korea, Vietnam, Cuba, Russia, China, East Europe) in his hilarious new interactive cult karaoke show using the music of Robbie, Elvis, Beatles, Astley (Brezhnever Gonna Give You Up), ABBA, Taylor, Katy, The Smiths (Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Mao), Bowie (Stazi), Sinatra (The Leader Is a Champ), Sandy Shaw (Andropov on a Swing) and lots more! Sell-out shows at the Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe 2017/18. Entertaining and weirdly educational. Latecomers purged.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Audiences arrive at box office on ground floor. Audiences can use the lifts to the mezzanine level, where there is space to wait for the show to be ready and for the space to open. Audiences are called by FOH through one door to an internal foyer where all our spaces and toilets are. Audiences are directed to the correct room for their show. Any audience member who would like early access or first seating can mention this to box office staff when they arrive.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Laura Cameron 91 days ago

Hugely entertaining, and a very clever re-writing of song lyrics to educate us (in an enjoyably silly way) about various aspects of Communist history. I've been to each of the last three years of Des Kapital shows and this was my favourite. Hoping for another one next year Comrade!

Louise Enfield 93 days ago

Another fabulous show from Des. A very entertaining hour of history and singing-you’ll learn a lot and laugh a lot. Looking forward to see what he comes up with next year!

Wayne Howsen 105 days ago

Brilliant. So entertaining and so clever. Des is impeccable and sings the catalogue of soviet songs with respectful hilarity. It matters not that my knowledge of soviet history is minimal. We cannot stop talking about how clever the whole show is. Have just got home and have realised that through the history of global news presenters there is only one pink anchor!!!


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