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Church of Phil on Tuesday 5th - Friday 8th June 2018
Award-winning alternative comedy from Pembrokeshire. Fire Donkey Productions blur the lines between fiction and reality in this surreal genre-bending cult recruitment seminar that goes almost exactly as planned.
Awarded Best Original Piece at Swindon Fringe Festival 2017, Church of Phil is an anarchic Spam and Smash-fuelled presentation like a crossover between The Mighty Boosh and The Play That Goes Wrong, delivered in the style of a recruitment seminar for a cult that worship the former child star of a 90's pharmaceutical advert.
On the face of it the Church is offering a fresh start for broken minds to heal in a loving community in the quaint Welsh countryside, but beneath the perma-grinning surface there is a dark truth that, like any powerful institution, they'd rather was kept secret.
Polly and Liam appear to have got themselves caught up in this new-age movement and lead the audience on an immersive and surreal journey of enlightenment, featuring dances, retro slide show, puppetry, appearances from an eclectic cast of guest speakers, and just enough blood sacrifice to keep it on the right side of tasteful.
“A show full of gleeful absurdity and unabashed silliness...I’ll be honest, my words can’t do this show justice. It has to be seen.” Buzz Magazine ****
“...As for the play itself? God almighty, I don’t know. I know it happened, but I’m still not sure what happened. I’m not entirely sure I can offer a coherent synopsis. You’d probably think I’d suffered a head injury or been out in the woods, under the influence of a full moon, eating magical mushrooms straight from the loam...” The Swindonian
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