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Sean Hughes – Penguins (Edinburgh Preview)

Sean Hughes – Penguins (Edinburgh Preview)


RBM Presents

Sean Hughes



Award winning comedian, Sean Hughes returns to The Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a brand new gem of a show ‘Penguins’. Performing at The Gilded Balloon from 31st July  – 26th August,


In  this uplifting but reflective piece Sean  asks the question, what shapes a man’s life?. Along the journey  a career guidance teacher, an angry monk and an overexcited Nigerian help him  find out  .Penguins  takes  the audience on a whirlwind hour of abstract humour. Always guaranteed to make audiences feel better about themselves. PENGUINS is a total joy .

In a rich vein of form  this is the  follow up to one of the  hits of 2012 Life Becomes Noises.


What the press  said about Life Becomes Noises

 “Each time the emotional honesty threatens to overwhelm, he undercuts it with a change of tone so precise that the lump in your throat swiftly retreats in favour of a relieved laugh…. It’s a sweet, moving and often very funny show…”     The Observer

 “Innovative and hugely accomplished show”                                                         ****Fest


“Hughes swiftly and seamlessly alternates between pathos and gags”                ****The List


“There is pathos here…peppering his monologue with rascally asides and perceptively savage wit…’                                                                                   ****Jay Richardson for Spoonfed

”A strong piece of stand-up storytelling with laughs…”                                        **** Chortle

“In Life Becomes Noises, Sean has accomplished something that other comedians will never – he has successfully turned death into laughs”                                          ****

 “…A brilliant reminder why Sean Hughes is my favourite comedian. Go see ‘Life Becomes Noises’, laughs & grief. Classic Irish Combo”                                       Dermot O’Leary Radio 2


Follow Sean on twitter: @mr_seanhughes


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