Jack Rooke: Love Letters

Comedy (lgbt, storytelling)

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  • Assembly George Square Gardens - Piccolo
  • 19:30
  • Aug 24
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Berk's Nest and Daisy Dockrill in association with Curtis Brown
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 16 and above (16+)Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    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 18 months

Description

Dear reader, you may know me from such tragedies as Dead Dad (Radio 4's Good Grief) and Dead Friend (BBC Three's Happy Man) but this year I'm dead chuffed to perform comedy about shagging blokes! No one dies and it's set to a beautiful live harp. Straight people welcome so long as they don't fidget. Ps, your dad reckons you'll love it (he's just in my shower, says he'll call in the week!). Top 10 Best Reviewed Comedy Shows, Edinburgh 2017. Cleverly-written, awfully funny! ***** (Gay Times). 'Rooke rides laughter like a seasoned stand-up' **** (Scotsman).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Separate Entrance-Front of House will guide audience to the separate entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • 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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Matt Lemains 26 days ago

Quite underwhelming, a lot of storytelling that refers to his life yet none of it particularly interesting, or funny. Good idea but Very underdeveloped.
I imagine this set working well in a bar but not during a festival.

Alastair McInnes 28 days ago

Not for those of tender ears, but recommended for everyone else. Both amusing and, in places, quite touching, this is the story of one man's negotiating the whole business of being gay. And, as an added bonus, much of the show is accompanied, beautifully, by a concert harpist - how many other shows can claim that?

Julia Morley 30 days ago

Absolutely brilliant - witty, fun, very rude yet also moving. I absolutely loved it. I highly recommend it to anyone who is not a prude.


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Chortle (3.5/5 stars) 24 days ago

For most of his career, Jack Rooke has been the go-to-guy for grief and male suicide, having brought a light touch to both sombre topics in his last critically acclaimed live shows. ...

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (4/5 stars) 32 days ago

In his return to the Edinburgh Fringe, the effervescent Jack Rooke takes on love in all its forms. Accompanied by the massively talented and stoically handsome “deadpan queen of Dalston” Alexander Thomas o...

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The List (3/5 stars) 35 days ago

Comedy storyteller swaps death for dating...

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The Guardian (4/5 stars) 39 days ago

At one end of St Pancras train station is a neon pink sign by Tracey Emin that reads: “I want my time with you.” Jack Rooke mentions the artwork when he tells us about his brother’s engagement, and its message lingers throughout his new show. Set to a live harp,...

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