Danger Brigade will visit Soho Theatre after a hugely successful Edinburgh Fringe debut where the show’s masterminds, sketch troupe Crybabies, were nominated for Best Newcomer at the Dave Edinburgh Comedy Awards. A hurtling, barmy, narrative-driven suicide mission through deepest, darkest Nazi Germany, Danger Brigade is abounding in absurdism, surreal comedy, action, singing, dance, rats, crisps, and concerns of the heart (naturally). There will be skeleton armies, football tragedy, and a whole host of father issues.
The show follows the offbeat misadventures of celebrity super-spy Chester Daggerboot, Freudian car crash Skipps McCoy, and Porky, as they move through a strange and hilarious world, attempting to work together to save us all from a sinister super weapon…
Crybabies is made up of Michael Clarke, Ed Jones and James Gault. They met during their first year at The University of East Anglia, writing and performing as part of Minotaur Theatre Company. Since then, the trio have cumulatively been selected for the BBC New Comedy Award, a finalist in both the Amused Moose and Hackney New Empire comedy competitions and acted alongside Saoirse Ronan. This summer, armed with only a suitcase of props and a bed sheet, and located in a restaurant basement, the three managed to produce one of the breakout, word of mouth, hits of this year’s Edinburgh Festival.
Michael Clarke is a comedian, actor and writer. His surreal and theatrical performances have earned him a place in the final of numerous competitions and his 2018 Fringe debut received 5-star reviews, performing to sold out audiences. Stage and screen wise, he can most recently be caught in Simon Blackwell’s brand-new Breeders, alongside Martin Freeman.
Ed Jones is an accomplished actor, writer and musician whose screen credits include White Gold and Mary Queen of Scots. As a writer, his work has been performed at the Southwark Playhouse and Waterloo East Theatre. His original musicals have been picked up by some of the West End’s foremost production companies and his latest play Ping Pong Club will tour the UK later this year.
James Gault is a clown and writer who trained at the esteemed Ecole Philippe Gaulier. He has performed internationally and was recently seen on the BBC.
These individual chaps have a rather impressive set of accolades in their solo endeavours, now coming together once more to form the triumvirate that is Crybabies.
Monday 6th January – Saturday 11th January 2020 at 7.15pm
21 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 3NE
Mon 6th £11.00 / Tues 7th – Thurs 9th £14.00 / Fri 10th & Sat 11th £16.50