When: 8:00 pm | Friday | 7 July 2017
Act: Paul Richards
Venue: The Rose and Crown
Paul Richards (35, lanky, messy hair, limbs all over the place) is a comedy writer, performer and musician based in Cambridge. As a playwright his work has been performed all over the world, with plays he has written frequently published in the UK and Canada. As a performer, Paul has taken fourteen shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, including solo stand-up offerings Getting Lost in My Hometown, the Moments of Madness that Make Us, Inadequate Man and 2016’s acclaimed Paul Richards is the Least of Your Problems!
50 Ways to Leave Your Drummer; Paul’s bizarre film/total and utter breakdown, premiered at the Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge in November 2015. He then turned the concept into a late-night stage-show, which ran for 22 nights at the Banshee Labyrinth during the 2016 Fringe.
One Man and a Box is Paul’s most ambitiously simple show to date: touring (mostly using public transport as he is keen to discover the beauty of England, not just the M6) throughout the UK with just a small box drum for company – indeed, the box will also double up as his suitcase, the show is void of any props or comfort blankets, resulting in a masterclass in stripped-back story telling, stand-up and comedic theatre. The show will inevitably end up at the Edinburgh Fringe, Paul’s spiritual home, for a full run in August 2017.