The Flop

Theatre (clown, comedy)

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  • Summerhall - Main Hall
  • 16:55
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Wales
  • Group: A Hijinx production in association with Spymonkey
  • Warnings and additional info: All performances are relaxed. Show includes: Total audience blackout, special effects (eg. smoke, bubbles, pyrotechnics), characters expressing anger, heavily dialogue-driven scenes. Audience are invited on-stage and performer goes into the audience area.
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Signed Performance
    May not apply to all performances. Please confirm before booking. See our Accessibility page for details.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Paris. 1650-ish. Impotence is illegal. When a member of the aristocracy is accused of being less than upstanding, his wounded pride leads him towards a monumental and very public flop. But can a cast of total idiots save a show about a flop... from being one? The creators of Fringe 2016 hit Meet Fred team up with clown supremos Spymonkey to present an anarchic, slightly rude, hilarious slice of stupidity with live music and unfeasibly large wigs. 'Brilliantly absurd.....bizarre, hilarious and incredibly witty' ***** ( 'A big thrusting hit' (

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