The Fitzrovia Radio Hour

Gilded Balloon Teviot (Venue 14)

1 - 27 August (not 15 August)

Start time 17:45

Running time 60 minutes

Tickets £6 - £11

Online Bookings:
Venue | Fringe | Comedy Festival

Phone Bookings:
Venue 0131 622 6552
Fringe 0131 226 0000

Offical Fitzrovia website

'Absolutely spiffing show that recreates the innocent spirit of Forties live radio drama.'

**** Telegraph

'A highly engaging, clever and thoroughly enjoyable hour.'

***** Whatsonstage

Following two sell-out Edinburgh runs, a national tour and two West End seasons, The Fitzrovia Radio Hour returns to Edinburgh with an all-new show.

Celebrating an age when radio was brand new and radio drama was stuffed with more stereotypes and cut glass accents than afternoon tea at Lords, the show's writer/performers use new material to recreate the spirit of vintage radio plays for a modern audience.

The 2012 Edinburgh show will include the new scripts Ava Carter - Girl Pilot!, Cycle of Violence and The Day Dorking Stood Silent. In addition to the customary spectacular sound effects created live, this new show sees the cast of the Radio Hour feuding with each other as they record the show in front of their studio audience, as one of the players plots to impose his 'brilliant' – and unscheduled – magnum opus on the show.

The Fitzrovians revel in the glamour of a bygone era, from costume and performance to props. They transport audiences to their unique universe - a wonderful imagining of how commercial 1940s radio should have been done. The Fitzrovia Radio Hour lovingly satirise the casual imperialism and stiff upper lips of the period, throwing them into relief with physical comedy and a modern twist to produce a heady comic cocktail.


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    ‘A brilliant, fast-paced piece of physical theatre founded on a lively script that distills the essence of everything that made the golden age of radio sparkle. It showcases THE talents to spot this Fringe.’ Fringe Review. Read the whole review here.

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    ‘Pure comedy gold, this has everything: clipped BBC accents, humour, precision choreography, unusual uses of fruit …’ Public Reviews. Read the rest of the review here.

  • 4 stars for Fitzrovia Radio Hour in ThreeWeeks August 5, 2012

    “The hour is split into three increasingly funny sections, eventually evolving into their own bizarre chapter of a warped radio programme. Each cast member is allowed time to shine and showcase individual talent, but it is when they come together that their best work is accomplished. Well worth seeing for the final act alone.” Full review here.

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