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“As funny as he is interesting…a young comic bristling with dark, edgy creativity.”
Steve Bennett, Chortle ****

Troubled comedian, Richard Gadd returns to the Fringe after the sell-out, critically acclaimed, award-nominated Cheese & Crack Whores.

Breaking Gadd picks up where the pyscho-drama of Cheese & Crack Whores left off, after a mysterious accident renders Gadd without memory of the first twenty-one years of his life.

His doctor prescribes him a course of hypnotherapy in the hope of unlocking his past. However, as his memory is restored, the treatment takes a turn for the worse and Gadd careers towards another nervous breakdown.

Hallucinatory and bleak, we journey back through Gadd’s fractured past through various multimedia forms as he desperately pieces his life back together…but the further back Gadd goes the further he spirals out of control…

“Exhilarating, unsettling and appallingly funny.”
Kate Copstick, The Scotsman on Sunday *****

One of the UK’s most exciting and unique comedians, Richard Gadd returns to the Soho for the second time this year after the critically acclaimed Cheese & Crack Whores. His new show, Breaking Gadd transfers from the Edinburgh Festival with rave reviews and a Skinny ‘Fringe Genius’ Award Nomination for Innovation and Originality. Richard won the Laughing Penguin New Act of the Year in 2011 and was a Chortle Student Comedy Award Finalist that same year. He has just been a guest lead in the BBC1 sitcom Scot Squad and has his own BBC online series coming out early next year.

Directed by two-time Fosters Award Winning Director, Gary Reich (Noble & Silver; 2000, Laura Solon; 2005) and produced by Television Company Brown Eyed Boy (Vicious, How Not To Live Your Life). Last year’s show, Cheese & Crack Whores, received a Scottish Comedy Award ‘Best Show 2014’ nomination and transferred to the Soho Theatre for a sold-out three week run.


More reviews of Richard…

“Breaking Gadd is a weird and wicked ride, not conventional comedy by any measure, but displaying a warped inventiveness that has a perfect home on the Fringe.”
Steve Bennett, Chortle ****

“Another wonderfully intense, psychologically disturbed hour…a dementedly brilliant, deceptively well-crafted show that deserves to be seen by as many as possible.”
Jay Richardson. The Scotsman ****

"There's something electrifying about this young stand-up. It's neurotic, absurd, and sticks in your mind.”
Alice Jones, Independent

"Arresting incongruities... moments of brilliance..."
Brian Logan, Guardian

“The king of indie anti-humour.”
Vonny Moyles, Skinny ****

“A brilliantly original comedy show.”
Frances Greenfield, Broadway Baby *****

“Utterly batshit, frequently horrifying, and often ecstatically funny.”
Simon Gwynn, Informed Edinburgh *****
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