It'll Be Alt-Right on the Night

Theatre (comedy, new writing)

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  • Pleasance Courtyard - Beneath
  • 14:00
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Wound Up Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains strong language.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    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 2 years

Description

Greeny and Stevo grew up punks – squats, dumpster-diving and PVA-glue-spiked hair. But they've changed. No, f*ck that, the world's changed. One's a social justice warrior, one's gone to the far right, and, in a world of trigger warnings and snowflakes, conservatism is the new punk rock. This 'powerful and passionately produced performance' ***** (BroadwayBaby.com), from the team behind Bismillah! An ISIS Tragicomedy features a jazz-punk score and a 20-year friendship ending in a Lidl carpark. Are they stupid? Dickheads? Or just on different sides of an impassable ideological divide. 'Blisteringly funny' **** (List).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
  • Accessible entry: Queue in courtyard. 5 steps down into space, For access via locked lift ask staff or at Box Office.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • 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.

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Julie Phillips 32 days ago

4 out of 5*

Nigel Morris 33 days ago

A barnstorming one man performance.

Simon Holder 38 days ago

Wow! Virtuoso solo performance by Matthew Greenhough, who keeps up an extraordinary strung-out intensity for the whole show. He is totally involved and involving, oscillating between wistfulness, impotent rage, regret, wild joy, scabrous humour and ultimately disillusionment as he charts the ups and downs of a lifelong friendship forged in a working-class upbringing. There's politics here, of course, how our views are shaped by our social environment, but ultimately it's a tremendous character study - truly a 'Talking Heads' for the 21st century.

I was lucky enough to grab a few moments with Matthew and his director at the end of the show, and they couldn't have been more friendly and appreciative of our enjoyment of the play - and so obviously committed to what they are doing. And I haven't even mentioned the intriguing and original jazz-styled interpretations of punk classics, played live on the trumpet, that break up the monologue (sorry, don't have the player/arranger's name to hand).

David Stephens 41 days ago

Amazing hour of one man show narrating the up, downs and fisticuffs of a relationship spanning ages 7 to 29.
Cleverly written, with a time line that jumps non chronologically but the show is really made by the fine performance of the soliloquistand his incredible energy...
Last show I saw on this packed 48 hours at the Fringe.
Good to leave on a high !!

Lilly Forster 43 days ago

Absolute banger of a show. At the end had tears in my eyes and my heart was racing. Best show I have in all the years I have been coming to the fringe. Ten out of Five.


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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 25 days ago

Greeny and Stevo have been best friends since a disadvantaged, working-class childhood, when both were misfits together at school in Sheffield and stuck by one another through everything life threw at them....

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (4/5 stars) 28 days ago

All over the world, in Trump’s America, Bolsonaro’s Brazil and Johnson’s Britain, societies have become polarised. Families have found themselves at odds with each other and friendships have been strained. So...

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Everything Theatre (4/5 stars) 32 days ago

It’ll Be Alt-Right On The Night is a clever examination of how people from the same backgrounds can find themselves as polar opposites as they grow up.

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UK Theatre Web (5/5 stars) 38 days ago

It's a hilarious rant at times – there is no time to laugh as the social and political lines fight for your attention.

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Theatre Weekly (3/5 stars) 40 days ago

"Bold, coarse and often funny, It’ll be Alt Right On The Night uses the fascinating lens of punk rock to view the disjointed modern world of Donald Trump, Tommy Robinson, and Brexit."

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Broadway Baby (5/5 stars) 44 days ago

In the past 20 to 30 years, our world has drastically change especially within the realm of politics and culture. Wound Up Theatre’s It’ll Be Alt-Right on the Night is able to capture this vast change, frames it in punk rock and shows its effects on a personal level that...

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The List (4/5 stars) 46 days ago

Hilarity from the radicalised young men...

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