How Heavy?

Spoken Word

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A lecture with funny bits on the history of weights and measures, and how they have defined civilisation, by comedian/financial writer Dominic Frisby. 'Outstanding' (Times). 'Mercurially witty' (Spectator). 'Excellent' (Telegraph). Even The Guardian admits he 'can be entertaining'.

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Edward Taylor 1 day ago

Excellent. Informative, thought provoking and entertaining, in a beautiful, historic setting.

Douglas Blake 7 days ago

Loved the show - learned a lot and Dominic is a great showman. Check it out.

James Doherty 7 days ago

TRULY interesting and such an amazing venue. Really enjoyed it.

Gordon Robertson 7 days ago

My top fringe recommendation this year!!

The argument between traditional and metric measurements. Sounds weird but the human debate between organic and planned is central to human history.

And Dominic Frisbee is a wonder. It's hilarious. On the very room where Adam Smith finished the Wealth of Nations.

Les Dawson next...

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Neil 8 days ago

Superb, as Dominic always is! Engaging, interesting, humorous, thought provoking - go, see, you will not be disappointed.

Andrew Reed 8 days ago

Just been to see this show, didn’t really know what to expect ! How do you make a show about measurements entertaining? But Dominic managed it with aplomb! It was a funny, interesting, informative and thought-provoking show. Highly recommend it.

stephen murray 9 days ago

Great show about how we ever managed before the metric system. Humorously but thoughtfully explained the origin of a lot of the strange words in the old books I had at school in the 70s and how the measurements came about into regular usage-mainly depending on fairly consistent physical qualities of human beings. I'd be very pro-metric but he makes a solid and usually hilarious case for why so many people got along without it for so long. I've seen other shows by him and he's always worth seeing.

Kevin Gimenez 9 days ago

Really wondered what this would be like with this title & I am happy to say it exceeded all expectations.
Was so so interesting and along with being that it was really funny as well.
I can’t recommend this highly enough.
Dominic is charming, the venue is charming and the Prosecco very tasty.
10/10 , go see it !


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