Pip Utton as Dylan

Theatre (solo show, contemporary)

  • Pleasance Courtyard - Beneath
  • 13:30
  • Aug 29
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Pip Utton Theatre Co
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains strong language.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    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


Performer: Fringe legend Pip Utton, Stage Special Award for Excellence, etc... Author: John Clancy, multi Fringe First-winning playwright (Fatboy, The Event). Director: David Calvitto, The Stage Best Actor Award winner. Sometime in the imaginary future it's Bob Dylan's final concert. You have a backstage pass. An intimate, revealing 'final reckoning'. Dylan settles old scores, spins a few tall tales and reflects on over 60 years in the public eye. In his inimitable style, Pip connects Dylan with the audience, removes the mask of a legend and reveals the man you thought you knew.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Queue in courtyard. 5 steps down into space, For access via locked lift ask staff or at Box Office.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Nicola Julius 36 days ago

Another great performance from Pip Utton. You know how to get under the skin and into the soul of your characters. Thank you for a wonderful performance. I look forward to your next character for 2023.

Julie Phillips 37 days ago

Pip is always on our ‘must see’ list. Another good show. Well done. See you next year!

André Coenders 40 days ago

Like I said to Mr. Utton after the show:"You have never disappointed me so far."
Pip Utton is an excellent actor and story teller who makes you imagine you are listening to the real Dylan. See for your self that I am right.

Graeme Scott 41 days ago

I had seen Pip Utton as Hitler several years ago and as that was one of the most memorable shows I have ever seen, decided to try his Bob Dylan.
Set in the dressing room ahead of Dylan’s final show, Pip as Dylan took us back through his life in a captivating hour. I was fully immersed in the story, beautifully written highlights of the old man’s 60 year career. Fantastic viewing and most especially for those who, like me, love a monologue and most especially when that involves a master such as Pip Utton.

David Stone 44 days ago

This is the fifth show of Pip Utton's we have seen at the fringe. Never ever disappoints. It's like watching Quantum Leap where he is dropped into the person in question. See his shows (any/all of them)

Stephen Wagstaff 49 days ago

Another excellent show from a perennial favourite.

David Ross 49 days ago

Brilliant! A must see.

Sean Davis 51 days ago

As usual, Utton dons a character, and uses his research to allow us to present him as a real person rather than just a celebrity. In this case, we are treated to a man who is first, and foremost a singer/songwriter who has no desire to be an icon of a generation. I found it most telling, that he spent many days at Woody Guthrie’s bedside as he died of Huntington’s disease.

It is early in the Fringe, and I have only seen 30 shows of the around 160 I will see. So far, this was the 8th most enjoyable I have seen at the Fringe this year. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website: https://fringefan.com/

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Plays - International and Europe 33 days ago

In twenty years of Fringe-going I have seen Utton as everybody from Chaplin to Bacon, Dickens to Shakespeare, Churchill to Hitler. I’m thrilled that he has staked out Dylan in a show that underlines his wit, charisma and breadth of interests. As with so many slices of political and cultural life, it is demonstrably Utton’s territory and he treats it with invention, flair and ingenuity.

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Broadway Baby (5/5 stars) 48 days ago

There is a reason that Utton can boast years worth of five star reviews Fringe after Fringe after Fringe; and this particular show is not just a testament to his skill, or even to Dylan's ongoing magnetism, but a magnificent exemplification of the power of the one man show.

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Get Your Coats On (5/5 stars) 48 days ago

Calvitto is an actor’s actor. A firm Fringe favourite and the ideal choice to stage a show that walks so softly while carrying a big stick. Utton performing, Clancy writing, Calvitto directing. It’s like all our EdFringe Christmases have come at once.

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