The Letter

Theatre (comedy)

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  • Pleasance Dome - KingDome
  • 17:30
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 8+
  • Country: Denmark
  • Group: Paolo Nani Teater
  • Warnings and additional info: Suggested Age Guideline: 8+. Please note there is no babes in arms policy for this show, and children under the age of 2 will not be admitted into the performance.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Hearing not needed
    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 are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


A sparkling comedy classic and international hit show from 'one of the world's greatest clowns' (La Repubblica). Paolo Nani, alone on stage, with props that can be held in a suitcase and without saying a single word, performs 15 acts, all of them based on the same theme, but played in 15 hilarious versions. Stuffed with gags from start to finish, this ingenious performance has had audiences throughout the world in stitches, winning awards and critical acclaim in 45 countries! Suitable for all ages and nationalities, Paolo Nani brings his cult show to Scotland for the first time.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Hearing not needed
  • Accessible entry: Main queue inside Dome at left of building. Level access to left of venue — ask staff for assistance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

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The List (4/5 stars) 144 days ago

A simple scene played out 15 times with hilarious results...

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UK Theatre Web (3/5 stars) 147 days ago

Extremely clever and with many points of amusement and a few genuine laughs

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Total Theatre 150 days ago

Paulo Nani saunters onto the stage, wearing a minimal costume of black trousers, lace-up boots, a white T-shirt and clip-on braces, with his hair in tufts. He pauses, looks at us and raises a quizzical eyebrow. We laugh and are subtly drawn into his world. He bows and we applaud,...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 151 days ago

One of the great things about Paolo Nani’s work is that you can enjoy it in any language. ...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 155 days ago

Alone on stage with a handful of props, Paolo Nani has never looked so at home. His charisma is undeniable. The Letter is a series of repeated scenes in which Nani finds different ways to do the same thing. At the start of each version, Nani flashes a cue card...

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Reviewsphere (4/5 stars) 155 days ago

The bones of the scene being the drinking and spitting out of a glass of wine which prompts a furious letter of complaint written with an inkless pen. Nothing to see here, you think. Jog on.

Only, when you take into account Nani’s mastery of body, material and audience, the increasing level of challenge he sets himself (“armless”) and the comical interaction between performer and audience, there is only one word for it and that is – genius!

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Sardines (5/5 stars) 155 days ago

Every now and then at a large event like the Fringe you discover a performer who is at the top of his game, and that is certainly the case with Paolo Nani. The Letter, honed over 1600 performances, is a master class in clowning – grab any seats that remain.

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FringeReview 162 days ago

Nani has a letter he needs to write. To do so he has a routine to go through. It is funny the first time he does it and the repetition of it in a different number of styles takes funny and makes it hilarious. From the beginning when he talks...

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The Wee Review (5/5 stars) 169 days ago

Paolo Nani has been performing his one-man show The Letter since 1992, so it’s no surprise he’s good at it. Born in Italy and now resident in Denmark, Nani has been acclaimed by la Repubblica as, ‘One of the world’s greatest clowns.’  Don’t worry though: he’s not one of the...

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