Jon Culshaw: Imposter Syndrome


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The star of BBC Radio 4's Dead Ringers and BBC One's The Impressions Show follows up his 2018 sell-out Fringe residency with a brand-new hour of comedy and music. Join Jon as he conjures up an array of the best-known personalities from the worlds of entertainment, politics, and beyond in his trademark style. 'Culshaw delivers impressions of extraordinary variety and skill' (Times). 'Culshaw thrills audiences with his quick wit and wonderful impersonations' (

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Helen Steer 36 days ago

Switched seamlessly from one voice to the next. Very enjoyable

Phil You 41 days ago

Outstanding funny thoughtful intelligent and perfectly timed

Declan 'TéléDex-BaBrBo' Bracewell 43 days ago

Very calm atmosphere for a good, decent show full of different voices, looking from his early radio career to now continuing with Dead Ringers, the impressions did keep coming fast.

Helen Gill 44 days ago

Nice to have a show firmly aimed at the over 70s. References to long dead celebrities left anyone under 50 baffled. Shame that the venue is aimed at lithe, nimble petite people then; watching people trying to negotiate the ridiculously tight seating with walking sticks was appalling and explains why the show started 10 minutes late. A shame as Jon is amazingly talented.

Andrew Smart 47 days ago

It was a real pleasure to see a master at work - absolutely excellent. A highlight of the fringe.

Mind you, the venue was desperately uncomfortable as we were squeezed down ridiculously tight rows where we sat in chairs which had us in pain for most of the show.

Julia Bolden 51 days ago

it's always nice to see one or two big names at Ed Fringe and this proved to be a good choice. The format, in which he lightheartedly demonstrates the technicalities of how he transitions between different voices, may not be that original and doesn't appear to have required much writing but, as someone who can never resist a peek behind the scenes, I loved it. His impressions really are spot-on and I was pleased with myself for recognising almost all of them.

Bryan McShane 53 days ago

The voices are superb - uncanny at times - plenty of them too - not dwelling on any for too long. Jon as always ooze’s charisma.
As mentioned before though many of them are from the past. There’s not much at all for your average teenager/ early twenties to associate with eg George Formby, Les Dawson, Patrick Moore et al are waiting in the wings.

Saffire Stephens / Z Stephens - Moreish TV 53 days ago

Well what a grand treat to sit and watch a great Fringe show with the greatest comedy Impersonator of famous people Jon Culshaw, you can close your eyes and it's as if you are in the room with a load of famous people , Jon gets you in fits of laughter from start to finish making you want more, his sheer talented brilliance shines through and this is a show not to be missed

☆☆☆☆☆ 5 stars

Sharon Boyse-smith 55 days ago

Really enjoyed the majority of this show by such a talented impressionist but my party felt that the Les Dawson aspects are dated and could be dropped. Other than that, it's 5 stars from us and would definitely return.

Ann 55 days ago

Brilliant and pure joy! So clever, loved the Hamlet soliloquy being delivered by about ten different but instantly recognisable voices. Five stars!!

Kenny 55 days ago

Loved it.what a talent for impersonation of politicians to pop stars along with original songs and material about those being impersonated. Shame the last ten minutes were the slowest.

MC 56 days ago

Brilliant, simply brilliant enunciation of such a wide range of speech/ voices.
Jon comfortably moves between past voice exploits - updating output from past radio shows - to the identifiable quirks ( and similarities ) of new, popular personalities.
His rendition of words of one song sung to a different tune got the vote as the best in our group…

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The Telegraph (4/5 stars) 35 days ago

It’s a testament to his skill, that time and again – whether it’s anatomising the breathless arias of Richard Wilson’s Victor Meldrew or distinguishing Lancashire and Yorkshire accents, he wins rounds of delighted applause.

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Everything Theatre (4/5 stars) 36 days ago

A hugely enjoyable and inventive performance, meticulous in execution, from an absolute master of his art.

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The Student (4/5 stars) 36 days ago

Culshaw is an unstoppable force, barrelling through a montage of famous faces, perfectly capturing the cadence of their voices as well as their gestures and body language.

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North West End UK (5/5 stars) 48 days ago

A tour de force by an expert impressionist!

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UK Theatre Network (5/5 stars) 49 days ago

I count myself very lucky to have seen this man in action.

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One4Review (5/5 stars) 53 days ago

It’s amazing value for money as you’ll never hear so many famous people in one place in the space of an hour!

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