Tom Skelton: Blind Man’s Bluff

Join character comedy maverick Tom Skelton on a wild gallop through the history of blindness and his own sight loss.

Tom Skelton: Blind Man’s Bluff
Listed Under Theatre Comedy 

About Tom Skelton: Blind Man’s Bluff

Join visionary character comedy maverick and registered blind bloke Tom Skelton on a wild and surreal gallop through the history of blindness and the story of losing his own sight.

The most famous VIPs (Visually Impaired People), from Samson to Stevie Wonder, come to life to tell their own tales in this blindingly riotous one-man romp. The ‘must-see’ show of 2017!

Tom developed a genetic eye condition eight years ago, leaving him with 5% vision, first noticing some sight loss at the Edinburgh Fringe, when fellow performers on stage became blurry. His sight quickly deteriorated and mostly went within months: he is turning his comic eye to blindness for the first time.

This is Tom’s third solo show after 2015’s Foollball, the history of the greatest football club that never existed, and last year’s dystopian Orwellian satire2061. Tom has appeared in sketch and improv with The Story Pirates and Adventure Incorporated, and he wrote, directed and starred in the five-star comedy Freshwoman. He runs London’s popular monthly comedy night Tuesday Chuckles at Aces & Eights in Tufnell Park. He has worked on videos and workshops with the award-winning History Bombs. His improv skills developed early as he helmed the prolific The Oxford Imps at university and went on to star in The Holiday After Tomorrow, a new impromptu radio sitcom alongside some of the stars of the UK improv scene, and Fringe smash Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes. Tom is a founder member of Edinburgh sell-out successes Racing Minds, one of the Fringe’s flagship improv shows, and whose ever-popular The Wireless Podcast now boasts over 600,000 followers on SoundCloudm and has since been developed into an original Audible series. They were twice nominated for the Perth Fringe World Comedy Award.

Tom will also be appearing in Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised with Racing Minds at the Pleasance Queen Dome, 12pm, and Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes at Just the Tonic at the Community Project, 3pm.

Venue: Underbelly Med Quad, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG

Photo Credit: John Cairns


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