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Punch Up

 

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Punch Up is one of those unique achievements in theatre—a show that delivers on everything it promises. To boil it down to basics: the performance follows the saga of three characters that portray the utmost extremes of certain woes. Duncan (Perry Graton) a hapless sap; Pat Wallace (Evan Hall) a funny man struggling to find the funny; and Brenda (Merran Carr-Wiggin) literally the saddest woman in the world make up the cast. What follows is a gut-busting surgical play-by-play of what it means to be funny, and how hilarity impacts the world around you. The story forces its audiences to follow the mishaps of these three characters and how through circumstance, luck and bumblings they learn to aid each other in a world that has screwed each one of them over.  Through brilliant chemistry between the cast, spot on writing and a hefty dose of heart Punch Up punches out the competition and is a show one can’t miss. -Jake Pesaruk
EdmontonFringe.ca
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
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Total Score
 
 
 
 
 
4.5/ 5


Reader Rating
36 total ratings

 

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Dates / Times:
  • 10:00 pm - 2018/08/17
  • 6:00 pm - 2018/08/18
  • 2:00 pm - 2018/08/20
  • 8:00 pm - 2018/08/21
  • 12:00 pm - 2018/08/24
  • 8:00 pm - 2018/08/26



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Posted 2018/08/17 by


EdmontonFringe.ca

 


2 Reviews


  1.  
    Chris

    Punch up was an amazing journey in extremes. Using impeccable comedic timing and amazing writing, Perry Graton delivers a hilarious performance as a hapless bread tester who falls in love with Merran Car-Wiggin’s sad character. Joined by a chained miserable Evan Hall, the trio embarks on a transformative hour.
    This is a must see.




  2.  
    John Grierson

    Punch up is genuinely funny, from the awkard comedy of a comedian dying (not literally) on stage to some great bits, pratfalls and slapstick. Evan Hall, Perry Gratton and Merran Carr-Wiggin play 3 sympathetic characters in a tale of one man’s quest for love.
    Duncan (Perry) falls head over heels for the sadest girl in the world (Merran) and he needs the help of the Funniest man Alive (Evan) in making her laugh and saving her life in doing so.
    Evan and Perry’s comic timing is impeccable and Merran’s bittersweet warning about love is so comicly sad that one feels guilty for laughing. I enjoyed it tremendously and the rest of the audience seem to do so as well. A hearty recommendation. and 5/5 in my book.





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