Moon: We Cannot Get Out

Comedy (sketch show)

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Two provincial louts perform grotty comedy sketches. There's something wrong with their venue though: it keeps trying to kill them. An immersive comedy-horror experience that's 'wonderfully warped' (**** Scotsman). Last year's debut hour was declared 'one of 2018's best-reviewed Fringe shows' ( and 'the start of a cult comedy career, maybe more' **** ( 'Moon are no ordinary sketch duo. Magical stuff' **** (List). Directed by Jordan Brookes (2017 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee).

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Simi Johal 103 days ago

This was an incredible show. I saw it last Monday, the day before my birthday, with my sister, brother and dad. We were laughing all the way through. We loved it, good mix of comedy and moments of sadness. The Monopoly section was hilarious and the next day, me and my sister passed a shop with a Monopoly in the window and we remembered the sketch and started quoting and laughing about it in the streets of Edinburgh. Absolutely outstanding. I hope you guys are at the next Fringe. We would definitely come back to Scotland and see you guys perform again.

jo nicholls 115 days ago

A great show! Such a lot of full-blown convincing sketch after sketch full of imagination and intelligent humour. There's a real variety of scenes but bound together coherently and held together with really strong characterisation. Easy to relate to from a wide age-range and never gets dragged down with cheap laughs on old familiar themes. Still a week left to get down to the Pleasance Courtyard. I'd go again a 2nd time if I could but sadly have left Edinburgh now - enjoy!!

Anton Grashion 115 days ago

We saw Moon last year and anticipated their return with relish. Magnificent! Totally believable from start to finish, slick changes of character, fabulously tangential humour. How these two haven’t got wider exposure I really can’t understand. Hugely enjoyable.

David Cottingham 123 days ago

After last year looked forward to seeing them again, interested to see in what direction they were heading and pleased to say its a good one. Stripped down comedy with great ideas, maybe not all work but so many do. If you like The Pin you will like these guys. Loved the Wedding Rehearsal piece. Definately recommend getting tix.

Paddy Roberts 130 days ago

I’m afraid we left a little disappointed with this show, maybe our expectations were too high. We found it quite aggressive and a bit of mess, laughs tended to come by a few one liners that unfortunately were few indeed. Great effort and great possibilities, but needs some work. Nothing that can’t be fixed though.. and I’m sure you will and produce a fantastic show.

KB 130 days ago

That Moon are a talented duo, there’s no doubt. There’s laughs aplenty with great character acting throughout. Sadly it’s all rather a bit of a mess just now crying out for a good stage director to sort them out.
The main premise of their venue trying to kill them would be good if it actually built into a grand finale, but instead peters out to nothing, surprising the audience that yes…it really is the end of the show, leaving them with a flat feeling as they trudge out into the Edinburgh night.
A for effort guys, B for content, alas a D minus for structure.
You’ve got three weeks to find the answer – otherwise, maybe next year - eh ?

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The Skinny (4/5 stars) 113 days ago

Dark comedy is all the rage on the sketch circuit at the moment, particularly since Gein's Family Giftshop became one of the most recent sketch acts to launch their career through the Fringe. It's increasingly common for sketches to be punctuated with a gunshot or a scream rather than a...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 113 days ago

If the Pleasance Below perhaps wasn't responsible for killing off Danny Baker's career, as Moon suggest it was, it is at least having a pretty good go at cutting them off before their prime. ...

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Chortle (3/5 stars) 116 days ago

Comedy and tension go hand-in-hand, with the relief of a punchline a primaeval response to a threat dissipated. And that means comedy can be an aggressive form of entertainment, a notion Moon like to play with. ...

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Theatre Weekly (4/5 stars) 118 days ago

This is very physical and slapstick comedy, and it works extremely well, Joshua Dolphin in particular uses his body movements and facial expressions to create some fantastic comedic moments. The pair tackle sketches that are quite long and chunky, but are incredibly well thought out.

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The List (3/5 stars) 121 days ago

Duo's sinister set-ups sadly slip away...

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (5/5 stars) 122 days ago

Northern sketch comedy duo Moon present an hour of fast-paced and delightfully playful comedy, entertaining the audience with a series of quick skits, longer sketches and cheeky audience interaction. Billed ‘o...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 125 days ago

The difficulty for sketch shows is how to tie the array of skits together into something meaningful and coherent. For double act Moon a recurring narrative between sketches is performers’ Jack Chisnall and Joshua Dolphin’s fear that the very venue itself is trying to kill them. Such paranoia fits elegantly...

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