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Holt Festival: The Noise Next Door, Ian Smith, James Dowdeswell, Craig Murray
Piping hot for 2013, an unusually bright dish of theatre, dance, circus, discussion, comedy, poetry and music.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Improvised comedy at its best! This energetic fivesome transform audience suggestion into scenes, songs and scenarios in the blink of an eye, with hilarious consequences. With their perfect blend of ludicrous characters, barbed one liners, epic stories and musical extravagance, this team of slightly posh English blokes will have you in stitches with their fresh brand of off-the-cuff humour.
'What sets them apart is their great chemistry and genuine sense of joy they bring to the stage' (The List)
'Hilarious... A superior kind of chaos' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Comedy gold... Staggeringly well executed' (The Guardian)
'This is 21st century comedy at its very finest and funniest' (The Stage).
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One of the new crop of emerging acts, Ian Smith employs a careful, unhurried delivery that conceals a nicely pointed attitude with a sack full of neat gags to match.
'Fantastically funny' (The Times)
'Star of the future' (Time Out).
'... delightfully offbeat writing, a mastery of phrasing and summons up some fine comic images. A talent, for sure' (http://www.chortle.co.uk).
Winner of the 'People's Champion Award' at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 with his show 'Snowflake'.
Winner - Amused Moose Comedy Award People’s Champion
Winner - ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award
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James is an imaginative West Country comedian. As seen on Russell Howard's Good News (BBC), Ricky Gervais' Extras (BBC) and host of World Cup Round Up (Sky Sports).
'An excellent line in comedy' (The Guardian)
'A quirky impressionist with very funny material' (The Times)
'His intelligent and inventive storytelling is delivered from a slightly strange perspective which is both entertaining and captivating' (Funhouse Comedy).
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You may recognise Craig from fronting a national advertising campaign for Plusnet Broadband.
A highly sought-after act on the UK comedy circuit and one of comedy's fastest rising stars.
An instant crowd pleaser, Murray's charismatic, mock-confrontational style makes him popular with audiences wherever he gigs. Craig was a Finalist at the Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year 2009.
'Craig Murray knows his comedy roots… his material was well presented and recognisably funny' (http://www.chortle.co.uk).
“Bloody funny” Jo Brand
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