Edinburgh Preview: Sleeping Trees: World Tour at Assembly George Square Studios

Sleeping Trees
Sleeping Trees

This August, multi award-winning sketch comedy trio Sleeping Trees return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a brand new hilarious show, taking audiences on an adventure so adventurous it makes Indiana Jones look like Emmerdale: Season Two.

Following the huge success of their epic movie inspired trilogy: MAFIA?, WESTERN? and SCI-FI?, James Dunnell-Smith, Joshua George Smith and John Woodburn have been travelling around the world. They’ve been scuba-diving at the Great Barrier Reef, trekking the ancient Inca trails of Peru and gone dogging in Blackpool. But what starts as an innocent journey of discovery soon leads to an intricate series of events, culminating in the secret mission to end all missions. A story of love, revenge and friendship, and by friendship, they mean revenge.

Over the past eight years, Sleeping Trees’ unique brand of surreal, physical and fast-paced comedy have made them firm fringe favourites at the Edinburgh Fringe where they have been awarded Mervyn Stutter’s Spirit of the Fringe Award (2017), Voice’s Pick of the Fringe Award (2016) and been shortlisted in the Amused Moose Comedy Award Top Ten (2016). They have toured the UK, performed at comedy nights all over the country as well as Latitude Festival and Brighton Fringe. They also run their own comedy nights: Sleeping Trees Comedy Garden at Battersea Arts Centre and are an associate company of London’s Theatre503 where they perform their alternative pantomimes.

Sleeping Trees: World Tour is directed by Tom Parry (Pappy’s / Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee).

“Love child of Monty Python and The League of Gentlemen” Time Out
“Not a cue was missed in a show where they come roughly once every five seconds” **** The List
“Sleeping Trees have created a lawless comedic style of their own” ***** Broadway Baby
“Puns, heartbreak and visual humour the likes of which you’ll struggle to find elsewhere” **** The Skinny
“Phenomenal performers, brimming with verve and fizzing with invention” Chortle
“A company set to rocket to stardom” ***** ThreeWeeks

Sleeping Trees: World Tour is at Assembly George Square Studios at 9:40pm, 1st – 26th August (except 13th)


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