Plague of Idiots
About the show:
Join founding iDiOTS Laurent Mallet (France), Giorgio Vierda (Italy), Fanny Duret (Switzerland), Damien Warren-Smith (Australia) and new recruit Mark Winstanley (UK) for an evening of profound artistic brilliance (or not).
Lulu is a master of melody, switching seamlessly between heartstring-tugging violin solos and Broadway ballads. Nigel is the world's greatest illusionist; but if you play with fire you get burned. Boulette is the punch-packing princess of the platoon with a voice of an angel and the muscles of a British bulldog. Gary and his special protégé Mariano harbour illusions of Shakespearean grandeur; the former a player of pop music prose, the later, well...he might just surprise us all.
✭✭✭✭ “Relentlessly and unstoppably silly… impeccably crafted for your amusement… bizarre and brilliant in equal measure” - Broadway Baby
✭✭✭✭ “You will be richly rewarded with a wonderful night of pure absurdity” - The Clothesline (Adelaide)
“Simple, strange and hilariously stupid” - The West Australian
✭✭✭✭✭ “A feast for the young at heart” – Gossamer Magazine (Sydney)
About Plague of Idiots
The PLAGUE are a fist-full of Gaulier trained performers who have been packing houses at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Garden of Unearthly Delights (Adelaide), The Wardrobe Theatre (Bristol), Fringe World (Australia), Camden Comedy Room (London), and the Western Australian Circus Festival.
In creating this show the iDiOTS worked with legendary comedy director Cal McCrystal, best known for films Paddington, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The World’s End, and The Dictator, as well as his theatre work with Cirque du Soleil, One Man Two Guvnors, Spymonkey, and The Mighty Boosh.
At the occasion of the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Plague created their first kid show : PFaff.
Plague of Idiots chronology
2013 : meeting of the idiots at the Ecole Philippe Gaulier
2014 : creation of the show "Plague of Idiots" in London
2015 : tour in Australia at Perth and Adelaide Fringe Festivals
2015 : Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2015 - 2016 : Monthly cabaret at the Camden Comedy Room in London
2016 : "A plague of Idiots", "PFaff" and "Waltzing Mathilda" at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
For more information :
Plague of Idiots by Adam Rowley, London, 2014