The Man

Comedy (solo show)

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  • Underbelly, Bristo Square - Jersey
  • 13:05
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Beige Company Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience Participation, Contains Distressing Themes
  • Accessibility: 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 2 years


The Man is a sketch comedy and one-man performance piece from the side-splittingly funny Patrick McPherson, returning to Edinburgh after 2018's five-star, Fringe sell-out Camels. Coming off a run in London's West End, The Man showcases Patrick's brilliant characters for an hour of brave and thought-provoking comedy. Supporting The Movember Foundation, the show discusses what it means to be "the Man" in today's society. Mentioned in Edinburgh Evening News' Ten Shows That Are Wowing Edinburgh Audiences 2018. 'Inspiringly and intimidatingly well-written' (Lucy Moss, writer of SIX, the Musical). 'A rare treat' ***** (

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: There are 19 steps from top door and 11 from mid level door if not taking the lift.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 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

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  • 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

Steve Norman 25 days ago

Powerful but funny stuff about what is masculinity - and a very talented performer who engages you for the entire hour. You've missed it now but hopefully he will be back.

Lily 28 days ago

One of the most hilarious and most touching things I’ve ever seen. It is a MUST SEE! There was not a moment where a wasn’t engaged, I and my friends left the theatre with a sense of awe among us.

Scott 30 days ago

Funny but with a serious message. Wasn't expecting it to be a play type of show, but it worked well, and highly worth seeing. I like the message about what a "knock" generates.

John Dalton 31 days ago

'The Man' - sketch comedy and one-man performance piece from Patrick McPherson. Apart from being one of the most handsome men ever to walk the earth, which kinda gets your attention, the richness and imagination of the comedic writing, parodies, poetry, the endless variations and speed in performance, topped off with sincerity and seriousness. What a talent! Go and see him.

Hugo Beazley 31 days ago

A hugely enjoyable hour of comedy, with an ingenious script and sensational delivery. Utterly thought provoking, and relevant. Can’t recommend more highly!

Izzy Coward 33 days ago

A MUST SEE. Hilarious, touching and down right genius. The topic of toxic masculinity is tackled in a clever, funny and touching way that made me want to bring everyone I know to see the show. An incredible debut - see it if you can!

Sophie 34 days ago

Echoing others' views, this is the best show I have seen at the Fringe this year. Engaging, thought provoking and incredibly poignant. A must see.

Tristan Hilger 35 days ago

Loved the show! Raising important questions about masculinity, with the perfect amount earnest sincerity, mixed with some very enjoyable comedy. Would definitely go see again!

James Bellhouse 35 days ago

Without doubt the best show I've seen at the Fringe this year - utterly thought-provoking, hilarious and perfectly performed! The message is completely relevant and so well transmitted - will be recommending this show to all my friends at the Fringe

Nicola Dealtry 35 days ago

Wow! What a multi-faceted talent! Intelligent, perceptive, entertaining and moving show. Don’t miss.

David Dobson 37 days ago

Excellent show.......well worth seeing.....even better than 'Camels' last year.

Elliot Sutcliffe 37 days ago

This is my absolute favourite thing of the Fringe 2019 so far! Funny! Brilliantly acted, and a poignant message for all to see and hear. Thank you for doing this show. Everyone should go and see it!!!

Neil McCausland 39 days ago

The best thing at the Fringe after day 4. Very funny - great message. Tour this show - more people should see it.

Janet Lovekin 39 days ago

The Man is the best show I’ve seen at the Fringe this year. Patrick is just brilliant - funny, engaging & clever. It’s such an important message, delivered by a genius. Everyone should see it.

Hannah M 40 days ago

Amazing thought-provoking show, would 100% recommend!! Best show I’ve seen at the Fringe yet

Liz Baxter 40 days ago

An excellent show and, having seen plenty of feminist shows, great to see one by and for men with a largely male audience. It made me laugh, but holds an important message. Well done Patrick and I'll be looking out for your future work.

Hugo Lu 40 days ago

Really funny, well-thought and delivered show! Great energy and quick wittedness made this a very enjoyable hour for me. 5*****!!!

Paul Harwood 41 days ago

Compelling, energetic, funny, touching, engaging. A tour de force from a rising star. Possibly the drama hit of the fringe. Wonderful acting, words spoken like poetry. *****

Ian Tutchener 45 days ago

Never heard of Patrick and met him for the first time handing out his flyers.He convinced me in a matter of seconds to go and see his show and i'm so glad he did as the show was excellent, Patrick is without doubt a very talented performer and a rising star.

Ben 45 days ago

By far the best thing I saw at Fringe this year. Funny, beautiful and inspiring in equal measure.

sharon brown 45 days ago

Excellent show. Very funny but also very thought provoking. Unique but would highly recommend. I hope it is a great success.

Elizabeth Fallon 46 days ago

Loved it! Very, very funny. Thought provoking. Brilliantly done.

Shelagh 46 days ago

Brilliant show. Hilariously funny but very thoughtful. It deserves success! Well done.

James Marment 47 days ago

Must see. Pure talent. Saw him last year in a two man show. This year's one man show is brilliant, funny, polished and gripping. One to watch for the future; he's a star. Meet him on the Royal Mile handing out his flyers, he'll engage you there too. 5 ☆☆☆☆☆

Magnus M 47 days ago

Have seen over 20 shows now this year and The Man is the best thing so far - amongst a lot of competition. Thoughtful issues cleverly delivered amidst much laughter. Our show was a sell-out, so don’t waste time before booking a ticket - you won’t be disappointed.

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The Scotsman (5/5 stars) 25 days ago

So much is being said about sexual identity at this Fringe that it can start to blur into a miasma of virtue signalling. ...

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Ed Fringe Review (5/5 stars) 26 days ago

Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful....

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Ed Fringe Review (5/5 stars) 26 days ago

The most important play I have seen, to this day...

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