Crizards: This Means War – Pleasance Dome: Ten Dome: 2nd – 27th August: 5:50pm

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Crizards: This Means War 

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Pleasance Dome: Ten Dome: 2nd – 27th August: 5:50pm 

 

BBC New Comedy Awards 2022 – Nominees 

Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off 2017 – Finalists 

 

★★★★

The Guardian

 

Critically-acclaimed double act Crizards are set to return to the Pleasance during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer with their brand-new show This Means War. 

 

Directed by Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner Jordan BrookesCrizards weave together a show exploring the human struggle to be brave during uncertain times through sketch, narrative and song.

 

Set during wartime, the story follows the misadventures of Private Grandad as he attempts to deliver a crucial message for the British army. However, obstacles such as a mischievous Belgian boy, a War Horse-style animal puppet, and a comrade who keeps being resurrected make the mission anything but simple. 

 

Crizards are Eddy Hare and Will Rowland. They met at UCL and have been performing as Crizards since 2016 and have since gone on to make to the final of the Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off in 2017 and were nominated for the BBC New Comedy Awards in 2022. They have appeared on Question Team on Dave and their video for their song Quicksand has been selected for a screening at the BBC Comedy Festival in 2023. 

 

Between working together, Eddy continued with his stand-up and made it to the final of the Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of The Year Competition in 2019 and The BBC New Comedy Awards in 2021 (“Strong gag-writer… very strong pay off” Chortle) and has appeared on BBC One New Comedy Awards and BBC Three. Will has also been a finalist in the New Comedian of The Year Awards in 2017 and was a finalist in the Cavendish’s Max Turner Prize in 2016 and 2017 (“Playful… Twisted the conventions of comedy” Chortle). He can also be seen on BBC Three.

 

Twitter: @crizards            Instagram: @crizards

 

What the press have said about Crizards

 

“Classic double act”                                     ★★★★ The Guardian

 

“Their joy rubs off of us and it is impossible to leave Crizards: Cowboys without a very large grin”

★★★★ Broadway Baby

 

“a hugely enjoyable exploration of the double-act dynamic, wrapped up in campfire songs and knowingly creaky, rootin’ tootin’ Wild West iconography”                    ★★★★ The List

 

“Will Rowland and Eddy Hare strike a melodic tone to create perfectly tuned comedy”

★★★★ Entertainment Focus

 

“The bar is high, the energy low”                            ★★★★ The Skinny

 

“essential Fringe viewing”                                 ★★★★★ Fringe Review

 

 

Listings Information 

Show:         This Means War 

Dates:         2nd – 26th August (not 14th) 

Time:             5.50pm 

Venue            Pleasance Dome: Ten Dome  

Address:     5/2 Bristo Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AL  

Price:     £12 – £14 (£11 – £13 Concessions, £8 previews) 

Box Office:         www.edfringe.com  / www.pleasance.co.uk