The Extras Strike Back: A Musical Tribute to the Forgotten Heroes of Star Wars

Cabaret and Variety (musical comedy, musical theatre)

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For too long the supporting characters of Star Wars have been overshadowed by the popularity of the beloved heroes. Well… no more. Who really was Roger, Roger? Was the wampa actually mean? And why is that Imperial officer always being choked? Discover the untold stories behind the galaxy’s background characters in this uplifting, comedic, musical cabaret as we finally give the extras their long-overdue leading moment in the sun.

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  • Stairs: 2 - 5
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T 34 days ago

Phenomenal show! Fantastic singing and very clever comedy combined. A must see for Star Wars fans but also excellent if you aren't. I can't reccomend this highly enough, 5*!

David Galloway 35 days ago

This show is a masterpiece! My girlfriend isn’t big on Star Wars and really loved the show. A must watch for anybody that watched the movies and is ready for a good laugh. Huge creativity, great acting and wonderful writing! Definitely check these guys out.

Dave James 38 days ago

This show simply captured a holy trinity:

- Science fiction
- Music
- Comedy

Loved it on all levels. Great performance, superb attention to detail (you *know* they are fans, and they worked with the stage and the audience beautifully,

If you’re there and they are on - go see them.

Evan Griffiths 38 days ago

5*, So funny! In our group there were star wars super fans, and people who only kind of know about it, and everyone loved it. It was a full house, and a really good atmosphere in the room. The actors were all very good too!

Ian 39 days ago

I went to see this with my teenage son, who is Star Wars mad. It was extremely funny, with genius writers who put a funny twist on what the extras really did in the movies!

Margaret Norris 39 days ago

Absolutely hilarious, haven't laughed so much in ages. Very talented performers, would highly recommend.

Michael 41 days ago

Clever, funny, well-crafted and performed. Had a blast at this show with it's very catchy tunes, hilarious lines and props and, the odd cheeky innuendo. Great for Star Wars and non-Star Wars nerds alike. Terrific show.

Eileen Morley 41 days ago

This is a quality show, my whole family, including a 12 year old, loved it.
Amazing singing and acting, slightly camp humour, hilarious costumes, catchy tunes. They draw the audience in and spread a little joy!
A worthwhile Fringe experience.

Georgina Tuckey 42 days ago

My partner and I saw this show on opening night and when I wasn't grinning from ear to ear, I was quite literally (to my shame) cackling with laughter. These three have it truly spot on with original songs and a completely alternative take on a well-known classic. This show is reminiscent of seeing an old familiar friend after a prolonged period of time, but there's something new and exciting about them that you just want to rejoice in. A marvel from start to finish, this star wars cabaret is an absolute must see!

Aimee 43 days ago

I'm not a massive Star Wars fan but I really enjoyed this show. The music was good (they are all very talented musicians!) and the humour was spot on - it was hilarious. Highly recommend going!

Jonelle 45 days ago

5 STARS! Hands down the funniest thing I've seen at the Fringe! I'm not the biggest Star Wars fan but turns out I didn't need to be - the story is written in a way that fans (or not fans) of all levels get the jokes and can't stop themselves from laughing and leaving with the songs stuck in their heads! You feel sorry for a Wampa, root for a pair of lava farmers, and maybe even a get bit jealous of Darth Vader... The performances are next level with some of the best vocals around. Such a brilliant original concept! Hope this isn't the last we see from this lot.

Briony Russell 45 days ago

Wow we LOVED this show! Spectacular voices and musical talent. The costumes were hilarious. It was a joy to watch!

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 42 days ago

You don’t need to be a geek to enjoy this daft, excellently written and performed cabaret.

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 43 days ago

To be honest I am not a Star Wars expert but this did not curtail my enjoyment of the show.. It was a full house the night I went to see it and the audience loved it. A very funny, entertaining musical cabaret.

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