Luke Rollason: Bowerbird

Comedy (absurdist, solo show)

  • Monkey Barrel Comedy (The Hive) - Hive 2
  • 12:30
  • Aug 14-16, 18-28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Luke Rollason
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Scenes of a sexual nature, Strong language/swearing. Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months
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Judy Gudgeon 38 minutes ago

Absolutely hilarious - a real
Must see show - LOL from start to finish
The highlight of my comedy fringe

David McHardy 1 day ago

This show is what the fringe is for! Vivid, inventive and hilarious 5/5

Kunal Tolani 1 day ago

My first ever physical comedy show and I absolutely did not expect that! You definitely will come out thinking 'Why is THAT so funny?'

Ravi Patel 1 day ago

10/10 for me

Never seen physical comedy before (normally quite a generic stand-up goer), but this is still one of the best shows I've EVER seen! My face was hurting from laughter about halfway through. I'm def going to keep an eye on future shows from Luke.

Definitely make sure to take cash, because you'll almost certainly want to pay more than you already have.

Absolute must see for sure. I might go watch it again if I get the time - what a show.

Will Bicknell-Found 3 days ago

Highlight of the fringe so far! A surreal adventure, super well-crafted, and o so creative! Real spirit of the fringe stuff! Couldn't recommend it more!

Damian Smith 4 days ago

This is the funniest thing I've seen at Fringe! Or that I can remember. It's possible my memory has malfunctioned.
Very clever physical comedy - gentle audience involvement (no mocking) - charming, bizarre, hilarious. A bit of lampshading, but it works. ;)

Lucy Highet 4 days ago

This was the first show we saw at the Fringe (and also my first Fringe), it was so good we came back and watched it for the second time before leaving. Told everyone we met about the show, whacky and unique, a perfect intro to the fringe highly highly recommend, best show we saw all fringe!!

DR 4 days ago

What a lovely, joyous, uplifting show. Really enjoyable. Luke’s infectious humour left the audience wanting more and set you up for the day. And so many props!!
Best show of the Fringe

Erika Phoenix 5 days ago

Very, very fun and silly and joyful start to Fringe!

It felt so good to laugh, to be included, to watch someone get themselves into chaos and then have to get out again. Luke Rollason brings you along for every discovery and surprise in a kind and playful way. This is a fast and wild show that is so worth adding to your day!

kay 5 days ago

Perfectly chaotic and colourful fringe show, would buy again, many many laughs.
But why is it funny? I really can’t answer that, you’ll just need to go and try to figure it out.

Lucy 5 days ago

This show was weird and wonderful! Really worth seeing. It was nearly sold out when we went and I now know why! So whacky, silly and comical. Loved it.

Chloe McCormick 5 days ago

So wonderfully inventive!! It’s really nice and refreshing to see something so original, creative, and fun! Like, really, really fun! You really feel drawn into the performance in such an engaging way. This was the last show I saw before leaving Fringe, and it was a very strong note to end on. Definitely check it out, especially if you’re looking for something unlike anything you’ve seen before. I’ll be thinking about this one for a while!

Emma Smith 6 days ago

Great. Go see it.

Andy Watts 7 days ago

Visited the fringe a few years now, and this an all time favourite show. Endlessly creative, completely joyous. Please don't leave without seeing this!

Andrew Medlyn 7 days ago

A super ridiculous show that is the perfect start to any day at EdFringe. Providing you with maximum energy to lead you on a journey that is cute, hilarious and sometimes makes you wonder what youre watching. BUT THATS OK! youre in totally safe hands-ish.
Absurdism at its finest/most chaotic, with well crafted jokes and plenty of misdirection.
Definitely added Luke to my Favourites list of comedians to see. 100% would see again!

Matty Medlyn 8 days ago

The best EdFringe shows are always between 12-4 where performers can be experimental with their comedy and MY GOD, Luke Rollason is on fire this year, I can't really explain the show, it's absurd and hilarious , it's just something you need to experience, go buy a ticket because I was wetting myself laughing.

Also the song will never leave your brain.

Alissa Mould 9 days ago

My friend and I decided to go to the Bowerbird show on a whim, and we stumbled out afterwards completely disorientated and crying….. with laughter. Wickedly bizarre, stunningly awkward and extraordinarily delightful. Do not miss this weird little gem of a show. Go with no knowledge and zero expectations and prepare to be totally confused, in the best way possible. It’s already made our Fringe Festival experience top notch!

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Chortle (4/5 stars) 5 days ago

Delightful, funny and with the occasional insight that offers more than a roomful of stand-ups, or reviewers, giving their opinion. I could have watched his face changing like the weather for an hour, and the lunchtime slot is the perfect first show of the day.

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