Casual Violence: Peaked

Presented by Casual Violence

Prepare to climb Mount Pustule - the weirdest mountain in the world. The higher you climb, the creepier it gets: like working for Google. There’s ancient temples, abandoned hotels, terrifying creatures, and peculiar natural phenomenons unlike anywhere else on the planet... even the mountain itself used to be an active volcano, but one that erupted pus instead of lava, like a great big spot on Mother Nature’s chin. Nobody’s ever reached the top - but Gladys Baxter intends to be the first.

A podcast sitcom about a thirty year old failure attempting to prove she hasn't peaked yet - in more ways than one - from the creators of HECTOR VS THE FUTURE and stars of BBC Radio 4 CASUAL VIOLENCE. Written and created by multi award winning comedy writer James Hamilton (The Amazing World of Gumball; Unikitty; Bravest Warriors).

15:45 16 Mar
Travelling Through Bookshop - Lower Marsh
1hr 00m
As Heard On RadioSurrealWork In Progress
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About the company

Casual Violence

Casual Violence are a multi award winning sketch group based in London, led by BAFTA-nominated comedy writer James Hamilton (writing team, The Amazing World of Gumball). The group's previous Vault Festival shows include 2018's "James Hamilton Is So Pregnant", 2017's "The Grot In The Grotto" and 2016's "Slow Fade To Bleak". They're largely responsible for podcast sitcom Hector Vs The Future and lots of other hideous comedy made over the last ten years.

You can find a heck of a lot of their filmed sketches on, and you can support their nonsense at


Writer & creator: James Hamilton
Starring: Lucy Farrett, David Arrondelle, Luke Booys, Greg Cranness, James Hamilton and Alex Whyman (Additional casting TBC)

Press & Reviews

"Leading the new wave of sketch comedy... Casual Violence mix Game of Thrones, The League of Gentlemen and Roald Dahl to create dark, twisted and silly skits"
- The Sunday Times

★★★★★ "Whatever you’re doing right now, stop it. Go and Google ‘Casual Violence,’ watch their sketches and enjoy. This comedy troupe are dark, twisted and superb" - The Skinny

★★★★★ "Ludicrously inventive... explosively original" - ThreeWeeks

★★★★★ "Fantastically well-scripted and clever... extremely exciting... James Hamilton and Casual Violence deserve massive success" - The Reviews Hub

★★★★★ "Another Fringe has brought another outstanding show by Casual Violence... masters of dark, suspenseful and witty comedy" - Brighton Argus

★★★★★ "Riotous... Had to be seen to be believed..."- Latest 7

★★★★ "Superlative sketch comedy... weird, macabre and hilarious" - The List

★★★★ "Exquisitely imaginative... Stepping into a Casual Violence show is a lot like entering Arkham Asylum..." - Fest