The Dirty Thirty

An ever-changing attempt to perform 30 plays in just one hour!

‘The Dirty Thirty’ is an ever-changing menu of thirty original plays which the Degenerate Fox ensemble valiantly attempt to perform within one hour. The menu of plays could include anything – comedic scenes, dramatic monologues, intricate dances, games, songs, and stuff there just isn’t a definitive name for. Degenerate Fox produce theatre that removes all artifice – we are here, we are us, you are you, the time is now. We will engage, titillate, confront, expose, encourage, confess, and above all…entertain. And, perhaps most exciting of all, the audience get to decide the order in which the plays are performed, meaning that each show is uniquely built by that audience and is different every night!

Not every play is funny, not every play is political, not every play is a movement play or a personal monologue, but all the plays have two things in common – they are all very short and they are all new, original works created by company members.

Come and be a part of a show in which each performance is an unreproducible, living newspaper of the comic and tragic, the political and personal, the visceral and experimental. If you’ve seen the show once, you’ve seen the show once. Just that one time.

1hr 10m
The Vaults
14 — 18 Mar 19:40
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About the company

Degenerate Fox

Desiree Burch
Desiree Burch is a stand-up comic, writer, solo performer, devised theatre-maker and actor.  Her solo show ‘Tar Baby’ won a Scotsman’s Fringe First, and was shortlisted for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2015. She has appeared on ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Chris Ramsay’s Stand Up Central’, ‘The Russell Howard Hour’, ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’, ’Frankie Boyle’s New World Order’, ‘The News Quiz’ (Radio 4), ‘QI’, and on the #1 podcast  ’Welcome to Night Vale’.

Laura Killeen
Laura Killeen is a theatre-maker from London and trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in NYC before graduating with an MA in Text & Performance from RADA & Birkbeck, University of London. She has performed in award-winning theatre, film, art and radio and has directed theatre at the RADA Festival, Bloomsbury Festival and at the White Bear Theatre.
Her writing has been performed in London, New York City and Tel Aviv.

Gabrielle Macpherson
Gabrielle, a graduate of East 15 Acting School, has performed on screen and stage between her hometown in the north of England and London. Some of her credits include Precious Little Talent by Ella Hickson, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and Hamlet. Her writing has been shortlisted for the Charlie Harthill Fund by The Pleasance and a monologue she wrote helped her win the graduate edition of The Monologue Slam.

Sergio Maggiolo
Sergio is a Peruvian actor, director and translator based in London. He trained as an actor at the Atlantic Acting School in New York, and has worked for theatre companies like Plan 9 in Lima, Pipeline in New York and Front of House in London. He’s currently a member of Out of the Wings Collective and the Spanish Theatre Company as well as the Degenerate Fox Theatre. His latest work on stage includes Blood Wedding, The Bum-Guff King and The Dark Stone.

Graham Self
Graham is an improviser and jack-of-all-theatre-trades trained at the Adelaide College of the Arts in Australia. He co-founded awarding winning comedy troupe The Golden Phung, performing with them at the Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and in a four-part web-series. Graham has directed three operas and performed in a bard-load of Shakespeare including playing Richard II, Cassius in Julius Caesar and Hamlet’s Horatio twice. He is the newest member of Degenerate Fox having joined the ensemble in September.

Jay Wakely
Jay Wakely is a first class graduate of the Drama and Theatre Arts degree at Goldsmiths, University of London. They are a co-founder of the IF Bursary award-winning and Brighton Fringe award nominated theatre company Silent Faces, devising and performing work that smashes together politics and clowning. They will be performing in the new works A Clown Show About Rain and What’s Love Got to Do With It? in 2018.

Press & Reviews

Audience Reviews

★★★★★ Zany, slick, funny. Well worth seeing.
★★★★★ Lively, lovely, hilarious, sensitive, bonkers revelry. A whirlwind of creativity.
★★★★★ Brilliant fun - I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time. Go go go!