Para Handy: A Radio Play on Stage

Theatre (comedy, adaptation)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
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Following last year's sold-out Edinburgh Fringe run, No Nonsense Productions (It’s a Wonderful Life: **** (, ‘A delight... A terrific indulgence’ ( presents Para Handy: A Radio Play on Stage. Join the Master Mariner, Dougie the Mate, MacPhail the Engineer and Sunny Jim along with a host of other characters for classic comedy tales from Neil Munro. Performed as a 1950s radio broadcast this production features live sound effects (created by the cast and the audience) and live music.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Via the stage entrance flat to front of rake.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Siân Campbell 28 days ago

The show had me grinning from ear to ear, laughing out loud and I left with strongest conviction that Scottish patter... is the best patter! Incredible performance by amazingly talented people, so pleased I got to see this!

Adam O’B 28 days ago

Fast, funny and delightfully daft. This company makes joyously theatrical work with plenty of scope for audience involvement. Well-drawn characters and classic Scottish humour. Catch it if you can!

Shona Phillips 28 days ago

Para Handy at the Fringe for its second year and again a delight from start to finish. Hilarious warm up before the recording of the radio plays commence ,where we are introduced to the actors in all their 1950’s glory. The Para Handy tales are told with just 3 actors and an accordionist and the skill with which they move from one character to another by simply a change of hat is ‘chust sublime’ . Hugely entertaining,with great audience participation, and you’ll want to watch it again just to catch all the bits you missed the first time. No surprise it’s had sell outs 2 years in a row and if Dougie was here he’d tell you himself !!

Julie H 28 days ago

I love Neil Munro’s short stories Para Handy and this production has all the historical and colourful details which make the stories so beloved. The show is fast paced and so entertaining , what a talented bunch of actors clearly enjoy in every minute of what they are doing, enjoying it as much as we did. I hope we see the guys again next year.

Ashley Smith 28 days ago

It was absolutely brilliant. Loved every minute. You guys are so talented and I loved how you went in and out of characters. Lots of great direction with characterisation. The attention to detail was so good from start to finish and was a play that encouraged lots of audience interaction which was greatly received. I laughed from start to finish. The actors had fantastic delivery of lines and comic timing. Big well done to the team!

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Radio Summerhall Reviews 28 days ago

For the second year, Greenock based theatre company No Nonsense Productions bring their signature style to the Edinburgh Fringe. Once again appearing at PQA at Riddles Court, and this time being fair chuffed at getting a ‘proper’ theatre space there, they bring more tales of one of Scotland’s best loved fictional characters, Para Handy.

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