Character comedian Ciarán Dowd (“the greatest of the fools” – The Scotsman) makes his hotly anticipated solo debut as total butthead, shameless libertine and incomparable swordsman: Don Rodolfo.
The grotesque love child of Don Juan and Don Quixote, Don Rodolfo will take you on a journey through his conquests, his adventures and every stupid thought in his idiot head. From his violent birth and dysfunctional youth to his first great love; from the murder of his father to his hunt for the killer, we follow Don Rodolfo around a world usually reserved for great literature and awful TV adaptations.
Don Rodolfo deals with life’s big questions: Is it better to make love or find love? How did you get your hair to stay like that before hairspray? Is it possible to stage a swashbuckling adventure in a portacabin? And how similar can a storyline be to ‘The Princess Bride’ before there are legal issues?
Ciarán Dowd has appeared in Josh (BBC1), Gameface (E4), Zapped (Dave) and Drunk History (Comedy Central). This year he can be seen in Stephen Merchants feature film Fighting With My Family (Film4) and Keith Lemon: Coming in America (ITV2).
Ciarán is also a member of critically acclaimed sketch group BEASTS who return to the Pleasance Queen Dome for 4 nights only this summer with Best of BEASTS (16th-19th August). BEASTS have made numerous appearances on BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama, made the Amused Moose Comedy Award’s Top Ten 2014 and their sell out shows were among the top reviewed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014 and 2015.
Don Rodolfo is directed by Tom Parry (Pappy’s / Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee).
PRAISE FOR BEASTS:
“Unforgettably nutty” **** The Times
“Pure, unabashed silliness” **** Metro
“A show that never once takes its foot off the pedal, or fails to keep the laughs coming” **** Telegraph
“Sheer outrageousness” **** Chortle
“Honed to perfection” **** The Skinny
“Impossible not to cry with laughter” **** Sunday Express
Ciarán Dowd: Don Rodolfo comes to the Pleasance Courtyard at 10:45pm, 1st – 26th August (except 15th)