Richard Fry: O Starry Night

Comedy (storytelling, stand-up)

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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Following an epiphany in the Van Gogh Museum, Fry takes a twisted wander through art history. Can a painting soothe your madness, reframe your masculinity and ultimately save your life? Richard Fry is back with his eighth solo show. Get ready to believe in the power of art. 'Fry is utterly mesmerising' (Stage). 'A captivating talent' (Edinburgh Evening News). 'A first rate raconteur' (FringeReview.co.uk). 'The sharpest wit... An unwavering, intense humanity' (Fest).

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Please be aware this venue can only be accessed by stairs. Once inside there is lift access to Basement level and then 12 steps up to venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • 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.

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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Maureen Mckendrick 27 days ago

Caught this with the family on Saturday night and I'll tell you what - it's WELL worth a look! Richard tackles some very difficult subject matter with humour and optimism, you can't help but be uplifted. It's a feel good, life affirming show that everyone should see. Go along, I'd recommend it!

Naomi Law 28 days ago

Having seen a couple of Richard's previous shows I thought I knew what to expect from this (and had a pack of tissues ready with me) - turns out I was completely wrong, although it still left me tearful. What a moving, courageous and essential show; a powerful commentary on masculinity and mental health as well as feeling intensely personal. I'm a Psychologist and I wish I could take all of my clients to see this.

Alison Payne 32 days ago

wow.. how vulnerable and uplifting, intelligent and honest.. congratulations Richard.. you deserve an audience..

Amie Kendall 35 days ago

I was totally captivated by this show. One of the most heartfelt, honest and satisfying performances I've seen. Richard Fry is such a passionate and engaging performer, and his story was funny and uplifting as it was emotional. The audience is taken on a journey of discovery, empowerment - and art! Who knew learning could be so much fun.


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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (4/5 stars) 31 days ago

“If you are mad, art history is a really good place to hang out”.  In his eighth solo show, Fry brings a comedy with a view.  With Vincent van Gogh’s painting, Starry Night, as his anchor, F...

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One4Review (4.5/5 stars) 33 days ago

Stories about people going through difficult and awful things shouldn’t result in an entertaining, informative and above all, uplifting show, but Richard Fry pulls that feat off with aplomb....

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 33 days ago

Richard Fry’s Fringe reputation was built on shows like Bully – a darkly poetic monologue about the horrifying effects of homophobia. So it’s little surprise to see him return with what’s billed as a treatise on art history. As it turns out, that’s not quite the whole story; this is...

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