Elf and Duffy: Heist

Comedy (d/deaf-led)

  • Monkey Barrel Comedy (The Tron) - The Tron
  • 20:40
  • Aug 15
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 18+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Elf Lyons and Duffy
  • Warnings and additional info: Strong language/swearing. Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry. If no ticket allocation is remaining, limited PWYW tickets may be available at the venue on the day of the performance on a first come first served basis. No guarantee of PWYW tickets.
  • Accessibility:
    Signed Performance
    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 6 months
Venue Age Restriction: Strictly 18+

This show has performances in multiple locations


Welcome to Duffy and Elf Lyons' bank heist. A hysterically funny physical show with Visual Vernacular (VV), conducted in British Sign Language with some very violent live sound foley. Duffy and Elf are friends. Duffy signs, Elf doesn’t. Elf speaks, Duffy doesn’t. Let’s see how this works out… This is a comedy show. This is a bank heist. This is a love story. You've never seen anything like it. Created by award-winning performers Duffy and Elf Lyons. 'Praise her genius – and go' ***** (Telegraph). Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show nominee.

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General venue access

  • Signed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • 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

Signed performances

  • Dates: 2 August, 3 August, 4 August, 5 August, 12 August, 11 August, 10 August, 9 August, 8 August, 15 August, 14 August, 7 August, 6 August, 13 August, 16 August, 18 August, 19 August, 20 August, 21 August, 23 August, 24 August, 25 August
  • Interpreter: Duffy and Elf Lyons - Integrated into performance
  • Type: BSL
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating requests in relation to the location of the interpeter.

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

Albert Lin 46 days ago

5 stars! Hilarious and innovative use of sign language and standup. If you like your comedy weird and memorable, this may be the show for you. :)

Jake 47 days ago

Elf Lyons and Duffy have created a hilarious, inclusive show that is a testament to both their immense talent and the chemistry they share onstage. The conceit is that Elf and Duffy will tell us a story about a heist, the caveat being that Duffy is deaf and Elf is not fluent in sign language, but this is really an excuse for an hour of completely committed clowning that crescendoed into one of the best and most joyful experiences I've had all Fringe.

Joe Murphy 53 days ago

Incredible. If you like it when Daffy Duck argues with the animator, there's a similar looney vibe to this pair. Exceptionally funny storytelling across sign language and spoken, with all sorts of clever diversions and interaction. The sort of show where you'll laugh your ass off, and you'll have never seen anything quite like it.

Mary Murata 56 days ago

Hilarious. Loved that you can’t tell where the script ends and ad libbing begins. Very slick chaos.

Connor Sweeney 56 days ago

If you love double acts, this is one show you must catch! Elf and Duffy are absolutely hilarious and have such fun together, you'll be drawn into their antics.

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Lost in Theatreland (4/5 stars) 42 days ago

It’s a joyfully successful experiment that offers an innovative and playful set of solutions to the question of how to make theatre for, with and by d/Deaf people.

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 46 days ago

This nonsensical Heist is the epitome of fun. It's a vehicle for Elf and Duffy’s creative expression, in all the forms that it takes, and we’re just there for a wild ride.

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The Skinny (4/5 stars) 48 days ago

Elf Lyons and Duffy steal audience hearts in an inventive and absurd comedy told through physical comedy, foley, and British Sign Language.

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The Stage (3/5 stars) 49 days ago

An hour of madness and mayhem

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