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Ed Reardon: A Writer's Burden
Published on Sunday, 31 July 2011


Pleasance Courtyard (venue website)
3-29 Aug, 4:00pm-5:00pm

 Recommended for age 14+ only.
 Family-friendly. Suitable for all ages.


According to our review from July's Buxton Fringe, this “bitingly funny” performance will please newcomers and die-hard fans alike, as Ed Reardon (played by Christopher Douglas) switches from radio to stage and delivers a winning combination of delicately crafted wit and pathos.

Burdened with the frustrations that impede his life, Douglas - with help from his two assistants, Nicola Sanderson and Josh Darcy - provides a “brilliant portrait” of the character’s endless irritations, with the same truly comedic timing as heard on Radio 4 (but finally putting a face to the voice!)

There’ll no doubt be changes to the material, softening the few rough edges of the Buxton performance - which, we think, will perfect his sharply accurate observations and build an impressive fan base come August.

You can also read our full review of this show from the Buxton Fringe.

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