Tuesday, 28 July 2009

'The Party' at The Doodlebar

The Doodle Bar presents PARTY by Tom Basden.

A pre Edinburgh Festival show Starring Tom Basden, Anna Crilly, Tim Key, Katy Wix and Jonny Sweet.

PLUS a special solo performance by Tom Basden afterwards.

Tickets £5 prebooked or on the door.
Box office: 0207 978 7788 or jasmin@thedoodlebar.com

In a humble garden shed in deepest Suburbia, four young idealists have decided to form a new political party to save the world from itself. The new fifth member, Duncan, sets about saving the world from them. Party is a new comic play about coffee, whether to call the party 'The Friendly Party' or 'Gladios'. And when exactly, they should break to eat cake.

Two years after he stormed the fringe, picking up the 'if.comedy Best Newcomer' award, a raft of glowing reviews and enjoying packed out shows, TOM BASDEN is back with a solo show and this; his beguiling and startlingly accomplished debut play. Displaying the same deft wit that brought him into the public eye at the fringe and the subsequent success of the BAFTA nominated 'The One and Only Herb McGwyer Plays Wallis Island', as well as BBC4's 'Cowards', Basden's astonishing new play is by turns hilarious and incisive, poignant and tragic.

Basden is joined by a cast of the boldest and most imaginative comics on the fringe; ANNA CRILLY (British Comedy Awards Best Newcomer Nominee 2008, star of BBC2's Lead Balloon), TIM KEY (BBC4's Cowards, We Need Answers, Screenwipe - BAFTA nominee) KATY WIX (Extras, Time Trumpet), and JONNY SWEET (Writers Guild Nominee) and directed by Fringe First winner PHIL BREEN.

it starts at 7.30 pm