Comedy (new writing)

  • Fringe Online - YouTube
  • Watch onDemand (available from 5 August)
  • 30 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: QuackPot Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Please note that subtitles are embedded into the film
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The pilot is set in a fictional Drama School, MAMA. Filmed in a mockumentary format, it depicts a "typical" day at a conservatoire and introduces us to key members of staff and new Principal, Olive Bady. Olive is on a mission to ensure the survival of this prestigious institution through the introduction of progressive teaching methods and financial restraint. We watch as Olive attempts to be all things to all people: friend, performer and "boss" with entertaining results.

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Sam Monk 45 days ago

A very accomplished show from start to finish - I could easily see this getting picked up by a mainstream streaming/media company in the future. Similar vibes to People Just Do Nothing and The Office in its execution and consistently funny throughout without feeling forced at the same time. No character felt out of place in my opinion and the production quality was also very impressive considering the low budget I've heard they had to work with. Hopefully someone sees the potential in Mama so these guys can flesh it out into a full blown series.

jonny driver 49 days ago

A creative and entertaining comedy with a structured plot and elements of drama. Loveable characters with whom you can relate, hoping to see where their stories will lead them. A strong production that will leave you wanting more and more insights into these characters’ escapades!!!

Anna McDonald 49 days ago

Loved the show! This even rivals The Office which I am also a massive plan. I would love it see this commissioned by the BBC. Always hear crazy story’s about drama school but to watch them played out in real life would be great. New era of mockumentarys…?

Jackie Higgins 49 days ago

Very funny show, MAMA is BAFTA worthy!

Jake Hall 49 days ago

Watched it myself first and thought it was great, sat down with my family later to show them and its safe to say we were all giggling. Great work from the whole team, very refreshing wholesome entertainment. Hopefully more to see from Quackpot!

Tom Shepherd 49 days ago

Love a mockumentary and MAMA didn't fail to disappoint!! Quackpot are definitely a production company to watch, fantastic performance all round!

James Tweedy 49 days ago

Brilliant programme and performance from the whole cast…. Had even an old timer like me giggling! Wish more genuinely funny stuff like this was on the television these days……maybe we’ll see the sequel GRAMAMA

Christopher Chiu 49 days ago

Absolutely amazing performance! Saw these two in Lock Down Love Story, hilarious yet again!

Ellie Andrews 49 days ago

Best show at the Fringe this year! Slick, funny writing - love the ensemble feel! Especially love Kirsty and the Post guy! BBC this needs commissioning!!

Cameron Triffitt 50 days ago

Olives performance left me in stitches, one for the ages

James Hanks 50 days ago

Hilarious and refreshing comedy from a fantastic company. Can't wait to see what they do next!

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