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Venue:The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street Edinburgh EH8 9DD
Phone: 0131 667 7533
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: The Loft
AUG 2-17 at 13:30 (60 min)
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Comedy in a boiler suit with a lethal set of ratchets. One liners, deranged frontal lobes and jokes that jump hot from the porcelain. Come and meet OCD plumber Ron who will take you on a unique journey through the plumbing mysteries of England as he alarmingly demonstrates suicide, traumatised French Poodles, exploding chemical toilets, the disappearance of God and kamikaze lunch boxes in the strange world of dodgy plumbing. Join him as he tries to solve the riddle of the singing voice in the pipes – is it a quirk of the u-bend? an existential mystery? or a rabid creature blended from the great national sewage wastes and about to unleash a holocaust of bacteria on an unsuspecting populace? As Ron says “Sewage – it’s not everyone’s cup of tea” but some warrior has to battle rusted pipes and wobbly ballcocks, and Ron is your man. He knows plumbing is a metaphor for life, and one person’s frontal flush is another’s rear disposal and sometimes life is so confusing you can’t differentiate. Everyone loves a man perched on a toilet seat contemplating the mysteries of life, sex and the universe. When he’s rocking inside it’s even better and especially if he meets his own worst nightmare there – either a reincarnation of Cilla Black or a sewage monster. Ron’s comic blast includes a dating interlude over ballcocks and the strange incident of the Nazi bath taps. As Ron says, grammar is crucial to plumbing - the real difference between knowing your shit and knowing you’re shit. It’s tough being a drain surgeon in a shitty world but his pipes are always rock hard and he’s never afraid of going down under.

Methane fueled stand up, sit down, and rock and roll comedy. A well spent 50 minutes of ribaldry, wit and mayhem. Ideas are ripped out, bolted, flushed and discarded with all the indifferent love of a deranged workaholic plumber. This is Al Murray in the fast lane. JAWS is Ron’s theme tune, which tells you a lot.

Steve Attridge is a multi-award winning writer and performer of long standing – 9 stage plays, 100 TV scripts, 8 films, 22 books, Writers’ Guild Awards, RTS Awards and BAFTA nominations for shows like The Queen’s Nose. The Head of BBC Drama said he “is one of the major talents in drama and probably the best writer of dialogue around now.” He worked as a performance poet with John Cooper Clarke. He likes to take language into physical performance and see how far both can stretch out of shape until something happens. He performs comedy, character comedy, TV and film roles, straight theatre and voice over. He is a sensitive soul with his head in the clouds and his feet sloshily planted in the gutter. He is also a novelist of some standing and his novel The Natural Law went straight to Amazon’s Number One Kindle bestseller lists.

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