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Mark Allen's Go Slow

 

This is my fourth solo show, which I performed in 2010 at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Brighton Fringe, The Buxton Fringe and The Hollywood Fringe. That's a lot of fringes.

Even more exciting is the fact that at The Hollywood Fringe, the show won two smashing awards - Hollywood Fringe Award for Best Comedy and LA Theatre Review award for Best International Show. Bully for me!

For more details about the show, including what it's about, when and where it was on, a press release and some sundry other nonsense about it, keep reading...


What's it all about?
Have you ever found yourself swearing at dawdling strangers? Or having futile tantrums at non-moving transport? Is the relentless pace of modern life making you strop and huff like a petulant child? Me too.

That’s why I staged a one-person Go Slow for an entire month. I used stairs instead of lifts, wrote letters instead of emails and took two bottles into the shower. But by removing my obsession with timesaving did I become less of a time-addled stress-bag? Or did I just feel ostracised from society and go a bit mental?

This show explores what happens when you stop rushing around like a caffeine-addled hummingbird and take a moment to slow down. The results are most surprising and I’d like to share them with you.

When and where Mark Allen's Go Slow was on in 2010:

PREVIEWS

Saturday 8th May - Brighton Festival Fringe @ The Royal Albion Hotel, 7pm - book tickets
Sunday 9th May - Brighton Festival Fringe @ The Royal Albion Hotel, 7pm - book tickets
Friday 14th May - The Canal Cafe Theatre @ Bridge House Pub, London, 7:30pm
Thursday 10th June - The Funnier Farm @ Caroline of Brunswick, Brighton, 8pm
17th-27th June - Hollywood Fringe Festival @ IDA, Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles
16th-18th June - Buxton Fringe Festival @ The Barrel Rooms, Old Hall Hotel, Buxton, 7pm
Saturday 24th July - The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, 9pm
Tuesday 27th July - The Hideaway, London, 8pm
Friday 30th July - The Ent Shed, Gordon Arms, Bedford, 8pm

EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL
5th/6th August (Previews) - The GRV, Guthrie Street, 4:40pm-6:10pm (90 mins)
7th-29th August - The GRV, Guthrie Street, 4:40pm-6:10pm (90 mins)

Friday 8th October - The Hen and Chickens Theatre, London, 9:30pm
Saturday 9th October - The Hen and Chickens Theatre, London, 9:30pm
Sunday 10th October - The Hen and Chickens Theatre, London, 9:30pm
Sunday 24th October - Upstairs at Three and Ten, Brighton, 6:00pm


Press Release
If you are a press-type person and would like to download a press release for my show, please feel free to do so here.


Sundry other nonsense
Here's a preview video I did for the show:





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