Dreamgun: Film Reads

Comedy (film, comedy)

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  • Accessibility:
    Sight not needed
    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


Your favourite movies, except an hour long and full of jokes! Irish comedy weirdos Dreamgun amuse and exasperate cinephiles in equal measure with their skewed, joke-stuffed and wholly unrehearsed takes on established cinematic favourites. Dreamgun brings Film Reads back to the Edinburgh Fringe, performing a different classic movie reimagined with nonsense every night! 'You have to adore movies to be able to savage them quite as hilariously as Dreamgun… consistently sharp, rapid-fire funny writing, crackling performances' ***** (Irish Times). 'I love Dreamgun so blooming much' (David O'Doherty). 'Hilarious live read-throughs of brilliantly rewritten film classics' (Dara O'Briain).

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General venue access

  • Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: If not taking the lift there is 28 steps into the performance space.
  • Wheelchair access type: 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

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

Joe Janes 23 days ago

Dreamgun: Film Reads takes popular films and does a sharply written one-hour parody with comic actors who are seeing the script for the first time and a lights and sound person also seeing the show performed for the first time. We saw T2: Judgement Day and I am surprised their show didn't run over because we were laughing so hard. There's only three shows left and this is worth squeezing into your end-of-Fringe schedule. Friday: Toy Story, Saturday: Silence of the Lambs, Sunday: Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. If you love movies and love making fun of movies, this is the show for you.

Jordan Stratton 33 days ago

To listen to the origin story of the boy who lived be told in such a ridiculous, innovative and hilarious manner left me on the verge of wetting myself and in pain from laughing so hard. Absolute comedic geniuses to those involved. Truly wish I could’ve stayed at Fringe longer and witnessed your renditions of Spider-Man, Back to the future and Bond especially. Will keep my eyes open for what comes next for this group.

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Voice Magazine (3/5 stars) 26 days ago

Dreamgun is one to watch if you’re a fan of film, or love to nitpick!

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The Wee Review (5/5 stars) 33 days ago

Talented Irish improv group, Dreamgun, return to pull out all the stops with their full reading of a different film script every night, and filling it with enough jokes and parodies to keep the audience laughing throughout. The film of the night was Pixar’s animated classic Toy Story, which results...

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Broadway Baby (5/5 stars) 35 days ago

Dreamgun: Film Reads are back at the Fringe and ready to ruin your childhood! At a time when podcasts are very on trend and live recordings are foisted upon an unsuspecting public with remarkable frequency, Dreamgun stand out from the crowd. Each night they perform an original version of a...

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Fest (4/5 stars) 38 days ago

You will no doubt agree that what the world’s biggest art festival really needs right now is more film and TV pastiches. Honestly, the myriad improv groups and dinner theatre companies are doing their best, but at this rate it will be another two or three years before every single...

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Broadway World (4/5 stars) 39 days ago

Film Reads rewrites films scripts for comic effect. The four writers team up with actors and comedians, who are seeing the script for the first time. Our sell-out night focuses on reading aloud their version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, but the creators also have a varied repertoire...

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The List (4/5 stars) 40 days ago

A fun hour with blockbuster movie scripts being shaken and stirred...

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