DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, CHORTLE AWARD WINNERS FLO & JOAN ADD EXTRA ‘ALIVE ON STAGE’ EDINBURGH FRINGE SHOWS AHEAD OF UK TOUR

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“Musical comedy hasn’t been in such safe hands for years” Brian Donaldson, The List

“If Flanders & Swann and Flight of the Conchords and Garfunkel & Oates had a six-way time-travelling gang-bang that somehow mixed all their DNA, the offspring might end up sounding something like Flo & Joan” Chortle

“these intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers will have you howling with laughter one minute, wiping away a tear the next” ★★★★ Rupert Hawksley, The Telegraph

“Their style is stiletto sharp, their diction perfect as they race through their complex rhymes” Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard

“endlessly charming, catchy, and bloody brilliant” Kayleigh Dray, Stylist

Following a sell-out run at last year’s Fringe and two sell-out stints at London’s Soho Theatre with their critically acclaimed debut show The Kindness of Stranglers, Chortle and Leicester Comedy Award winners Flo & Joan – whose songs have reached 50 million views – will return to the festival performing their brand new hour Alive On Stage at the Pleasance Cabaret Bar from 1st to 10th and 12th to 26th August at 4:00pm. Due to phenomenal demand, two extra shows have been added at 2:40pm at Pleasance Cabaret Bar on 4th and 5th August, before embarking on a UK tour from 19th September 2018 to 12th April 2019.

The suspiciously unsimilar sisters will return to the Festival this year with Alive On Stage, an all-new hour of their darkly witty/wittily dark numbers on weddings, sex robots and Leslie Ash, although probably not all in the same song.

Nicola and Rosie previously starred in a series of adverts for Nationwide Building Society, with their video Sisters being rated YouTube’s most popular advert in January. Their viral hit The 2016 Song has been viewed over 50 million times on social media and was featured on websites including Comedy Central (where it was video of the day), A.V. Club, Glamour and Stylist. Having spent two years working with the renowned improv company Second City in Toronto, Nicola and Rosie have recently settled back in the UK, where they have appeared on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show and Fresh from the Fringe, and established a sell-out monthly residency at London’s Brasserie Zedel. In 2016 and 2017 they were part of the Best of the Fest selections at both the Montreal and Toronto Sketchfests, also winning the Now Audience Choice Award in Toronto. Their Canadian TV credits include CBC’s flagship comedy show This Hour Has 22 Minutes, and they have recorded a series of videos for CBC Online.

 
EDINBURGH FRINGE LISTINGS INFORMATION

Flo & Joan – Alive On Stage
Venue: Pleasance Cabaret Bar
Date & Time: 1st to 26th August at 4:00pm (60min) with extra shows on 4th and 5th August at 2:40pm (60min)
Web: www.floandjoan.com

UK TOUR INFORMATION

DATE VENUE
19-Sep-18 Dublin, Whelans
20-Sep-18 Belfast, The MAC
05-Oct-18 Chelmsford Theatre
02-Nov-18 Hazlitt Arts Centre
10-Nov-18 Corsham, Pound Arts Centre
13-Nov-18 Bristol, Wardrobe
21-Nov-18 Birmingham, Glee
22-Nov-18 Nottingham, Glee
01-Dec-18 Norwich Playhouse
11-Jan-19 Cambridge, Junction
17-Jan-19 Glasgow, The Stand
18-Jan-19 Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree
19-Jan-19 Edinburgh, The Stand
20-Jan-19 Newcastle, The Stand
24-Jan-19 Salford, The Lowry
15-Feb-19 Maidenhead, Norden Farm
09-Mar-19 Dorking, Dorking Halls
07-Apr-19 Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
12-Apr-19 Colchester Arts Centre

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