Time: July 17, 2017 at 6pm to July 18, 2017 at 7pm
Location: The Castle Emporium
Street: Womanby Street
Website or Map: http://www.cardifffringetheat…
Event Type: fringe, comedy, theatre
Organized By: Liam McKenna
Latest Activity: Jun 21
Fire Donkey Productions are bringing their latest award-winning (“Best Original Piece” - Swindon Fringe Festival 2017) absurd comedy theatre experience to the Cardiff Fringe Theatre Festival in the form of a “definitely fictional” cult recruitment ceremony, which tackles human nature, religious icons, fake news and caravan holiday parks, in the show The Swindonian described as “appealing grubby anarchy”.
Join the Church of Phil, a “progressive spiritual movement”, worshipers of Phil, a charismatic former child star of 90's pharmaceutical adverts who owns a caravan park in South West Wales. Polly and Liam are two of Phil's most loyal followers and will lead the audience through a series of slick slide show presentations, ritual dances, stories about the great man himself, puppetry, human sacrifice, and a raffle. And who doesn't like a raffle?
Church of Phil is the third full production by Pembrokeshire-based Fire Donkey Productions, which consists of Liam McKenna and Polly Preston, who have been creating genius works of comedy since the heady days of student radio in 2007. They have performed two full runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and toured the UK and somehow ended up performing their last show in Stockholm in front of real life Swedish people. And this promises to be their most ambitious project yet, attempting to poignantly satirise the corruption of power in religion through the medium of a psychotic puppet chimp, banana-induced hypnotherapy, and tap.
What audiences have previously said about Fire Donkey Productions:
“What the fringe used to be like.”
“Inventive, endearing, hilarious”
“The most absurd piece of theatre I've ever seen.”
And one woman simply wished us luck.
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