Elf and Duffy: Heist

Comedy (d/deaf-led)

  • Monkey Barrel Comedy - Monkey Barrel 1
  • 19:35
  • Aug 25
  • 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

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: 2 - 5
    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

Evelyn Hewett 38 days ago

Elf and Duffy work so well onstage together. They’re both amazing physical comedians and I laughed so so much. Kudos to their interpreter as well! Go see this show!

Amy Webber 43 days ago

Charming, upbeat and hilarious. Two fantastically accomplished performers taking you on a weird, wonderful, physical and laugh out loud journey!

Rhys Williamson 44 days ago

This has been one of my highlights of the fringe so far!

So funny and original — unlike anything I’ve seen at the fringe. Would highly recommend.

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One4Review (4.5/5 stars) 34 days ago

A strong piece of comic nonsense from two excellent performers.

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Lost in Theatreland (4/5 stars) 39 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) 43 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) 45 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) 46 days ago

An hour of madness and mayhem

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