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Our Place in the World


Our Place in the World

The City Cafe

19 Blair Street
Nineties: AUG 3-14, 16-27 at 15:40 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

Our Place in the World

Our Place in the World

Sure, Britain’s got talent, but has it got any friends? We don’t get on with Europe, with the other continents, or even with each other. But we’re not North Korea, not yet, because we’ve still got our pints, our wounded pride and our mixed bag of princes. In his debut Edinburgh show, Luke Connell tackles Britain’s weird habits, awkward dating history and pickled eggs. Expect puns, parody and a song about all eight King Henries

As heard on BBC Radio 4’s “In Our Time”

“smart writing” (NARC)

This year we have two entry methods: Free & Unticketed or Pay What You Can
Free & Unticketed: Entry to a show is first-come, first served at the venue - just turn up and then donate to the show in the collection at the end.
Pay What You Can: For these shows you can book a ticket to guarantee entry and choose your price from the Fringe Box Office, up to 30 mins before a show. After that all remaining space is free at the venue on a first-come, first-served bases. Donations for walk-ins at the end of the show.

News and Reviews for this Show

August 13, 2023    One4Review

If you ever have trouble with transitions from one topic to the next, please seek advice from Luke Connell. We started with rodeos in Texas, ended with an initially underrated 1980s classic pop track, and did so via Wetherspoons, pickled eggs and maths, and the slide from one topic to the next is so seamless you almost don’t realise we’ve moved on until you look back to see where we’ve been.

Mr Connell’s a lovely stage presence, dapper in his jacket and jeans, calm and unperturbed by an audience in a venue smaller than most front rooms. He manages to capture something fundamentally British in his set, but the good bits of that, not the rubbish bits. Solicitous of the audience, explaining bits for the non-natives, and with an easily facility for words and for smoothly connecting ideas and images, he delivers an understated and unassuming set of quiet delight.

We do indeed have lots of ways to say that it’s okay, it’s fine, it’ll do. They’re not appropriate here: this one’s awesome. Click Here For Review

Our Place in the World ****

August 13, 2023    one4review

Our Place in the World ****

a lovely stage presence

awesome Click Here For Review

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Our Place in the World