Ed Gaughan: Words and Music (Work in Progress)

Ed Gaughan

Thu 9th Mar - Fri 10th Mar
18:25 (
60 mins)
As Seen on TV / Stand-Up / Work In Progress
Tickets from £8.00
Venue: Crypt
Age Guidance: 15+
Strong Language

Come and discover UK comedy’s best kept secret!

Over many years Ed has written, directed and performed work for and with many of the UK’s most loved acts- including Milton Jones, Josie Long, Barry Cryer, Pappy’s and Spymonkey.

He’s also the voice of Baron Greenback in Dangermouse, Gideon in Sky TV’s Brassic and the Co-creator and star of the BAFTA nominated movie ‘Skeletons’ which won the Michael Powell award for Cinema.

This is his first solo show in 18 years! There will be music, stories, clowning around and plenty of work in progress.

Keep your expectations low and nobody gets hurt.

“Original and intelligent.”
**** Metro

“Eccentric, heartfelt and very funny” ****Guardian

“A surreal disorientating hybrid of theatre, stand up comedy and jazz concert incorporating a talent for accents and impressions with hysterical physical comedy”
**** Independent


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Thu 9th Mar
The Vaults
Leake Street
Fri 10th Mar
The Vaults
Leake Street

Ed Gaughan

Ed Gaughan is a comedian, writer, actor, director and musician. Co-writer, co-creator and star of BAFTA nominated cult movie 'Skeletons' which won the main prize at the Edinburgh film festival. Ed was nominated for The Peter Sellers Award For Comedy for his work on the film.
"The finest cult film to have come from Britain since 'Withnail and I" Film4
"Eccentric, heartfelt and very funny" Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian ****(4 stars)
Ed is a member of the award winning London Snorkelling Team, a music/comedy/animations collective.
"The London Snorkelling Team is a seriously quirky musical quartet featuring two animators and two comic cults, Will Adamsdale and Ed Gaughan, hilarious." Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard
Along with regular collaborators Will Adamsdale, Andrew Buckley and members of the Snorkelling Team Ed co founded Night Of Stuff, a 21st century Vaudeville scratch night. The gang then went on to create the show 'The Lost Disc', directed by Tom Parry, which played The Vaults Festival 2018, Latitude Festival, Mach Fest and a 3 week run at the Soho Theatre.
"A musical detective story, part comedy thriller, part concert experience, performed by a multi tasking cast of impossible talent" Stewart Lee
Ed has appeared as an actor in numerous films and TV shows including Fantastic Beasts and Black Mirror and is much in demand voice actor for radio and animation appearing as the voice of Baron Greenback and a multitude other characters in the BBC reboot of Dangermouse alongside Stephen Fry, Kevin Eldon and Alexander Armstrong.
Ed is also a prolific director and has directed shows for many of the UK's best loved comedians, sketch troupes and clowns including Milton Jones, Pappy's, Josie Long and Spymonkey.

Press & Reviews

Praise For Previous work

Guardian **** "Eccentric, heartfelt and very funny"

Metro **** "If original and intelligent Ed Gaughan doesnt have a cult fan base already they should really set one up"

Independent **** "A surreal disorientating hybrid of theatre, stand up comedy and jazz concert incorporating a talent for accents and impressions with hysterical physical comedy"

Cast & Creative Team Writer/Performer Ed Gaughan
Director Tom Parry
Produced by Peter Smith

In collaboration with Knowledge Exchange @ TORCH
Co-commissioned by Beaford
Made possible thanks to public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England


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