Archie Maddocks: Matchstick

Don't miss Award-winning Archie Maddocks as he presents an hour of biting, provocative, unflinchingly funny comedy at the Fringe.

Archie Maddocks: Matchstick

About Archie Maddocks: Matchstick

2nd Aug 2018 to 26th Aug 2018
1.55pm
The Mash House
Hastie's Close 37 Guthrie Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1JQ
£5, Concession £4
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Award-winning Archie Maddocks presents an hour of biting, provocative, unflinchingly funny comedy where he explores his deepest and darkest thoughts, exposes his flaws and interrogates his personal connection to Grenfell Tower. Fresh from a stint in the BBC Writersroom, this “super cool, super smart storyteller" (Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke and Evening Standard) hilariously explores life, love and loss with a candid authenticity making him one to see this Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Catch Archie Maddocks in his illuminating new show ‘Matchstick’ at Just The Tonic’s The Mash House (Just The Snifter Room) every afternoon at 1.55pm, from Tuesday 2nd – Sunday 26th August (not 13th).

As heard on BBC Radio 4’s New Comedy Award and BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Comedy Club, Archie’s natural stage presence, quick wit and confident, cheerful, provocative and, most importantly hilarious stand-up comedy has made him one of the most in demand comics on the British and international comedy circuit.

Matchstick is Archie’s third Edinburgh show, following his debut Shirts Vs Skins in 2016, which received rave reviews and toured South Africa in 2017. Last year’s IlluminArchie received critical acclaim from critics and audiences and was followed by a transfer to the prestigious Soho Theatre in London and London’s VAULT Festival in early 2018.

Not just a talented stand-up, Archie is an emerging screenwriter and playwright with his work being produced at the Bush Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Orange Tree Theatre, Royal Court and the New Light Theatre (New York). He was commissioned by the Bush for a full length play and is currently writing a play for Northern Stage, as one of two playwrights commissioned under the Revolution Mix scheme: an initiative to increase the presence of BAME stories on the stage. Archie’s most recent play; A PLACE FOR WE was shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize and was also shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award.

Archie was part of the 2017 BBC Writersroom and is now part of Channel 4’s 2018 4Screenwriters programme and the new writer in residence for BBC Radio 4. He currently has a number of projects in development including a feature film with Vertigo Films (the team behind Bronson and Human Traffic) plus TV episodes for Sky with Tiger Aspect and Moonage Pictures.

Venue: Just The Tonic at The Mash House

Date: 2nd – 26th August (not 13th)
Time: 1.55pm

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Archie Maddocks: Matchstick are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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For ᴏᴠᴇʀɢʀᴏᴜɴᴅ's third Fringe we've put together a carefully curated lineup of live music and DJ sets from some of the finest of Scotland's underground electronic music community.
RAW Drum and Bass Fri 24 August ft. Aries

RAW Drum and Bass Fri 24 August ft. Aries

24th August 2018
RAW Drum & Bass welcomes Aries (Born on Road/Chopstick Dubplate) to The Mash House on 24th August for Part III of the 5am Festival specials.
From Shanghai with Love: Fashion Show/Exhibition

From Shanghai with Love: Fashion Show/Exhibition

24th August 2018 - 25th August 2018
The Donghua Edinburgh Centre for Creative Industries is set to return the Edinburgh Fringe this year with their fashion show 'From Shanghai with Love'.
The Guilty Feminist Presents The Secret Policeman’s Podcast

The Guilty Feminist Presents The Secret Policeman’s Podcast

24th August 2018 - 25th August 2018
The Guilty Feminist joins forces with Amnesty International UK to bring The Secret Policeman back to life for two rocking, historical nights at Edinburgh Playhouse.
The Stand Late Club

The Stand Late Club

24th August 2018
Late-night comedy at its best, five comics, two hours and a late bar at The Stand Comedy Club Festival Fringe!
The Stand Comedy Club at New Town Theatre

The Stand Comedy Club at New Town Theatre

24th August 2018
The Stand Comedy Club celebrates its 21st anniversary at the Edinburgh Fringe with the best of 20 years visiting the stage at New Town Theatre.
Pulse with Slam (3 hour set) late license

Pulse with Slam (3 hour set) late license

25th August 2018
Pulse is very happy to welcome back Slam on 25th August, one of our all time favourite events at The Mash House.
Metropolis and Friends: The Last Dance, 5am License

Metropolis and Friends: The Last Dance, 5am License

25th August 2018
Metropolis presents our last party of the summer at The Mash House on Saturday 25th August.
The Best of Northern

The Best of Northern

25th August 2018
The Stand Comedy Club brings you some of finest North East comedians who regularly reside at The Stand's Newcastle Comedy Club.
The Stand Late Club

The Stand Late Club

25th August 2018
Late-night comedy at its best, five comics, two hours and a late bar at The Stand Comedy Club Festival Fringe!
The Stand Comedy Club at New Town Theatre

The Stand Comedy Club at New Town Theatre

25th August 2018
The Stand Comedy Club celebrates its 21st anniversary at the Edinburgh Fringe with the best of 20 years visiting the stage at New Town Theatre.
Bruce Davies – Songwriter

Bruce Davies – Songwriter

26th August 2018
Songwriter Bruce Davies is back at Valvona & Crolla on 26th August with a concert of original songs.
Sonic Groove Showcase with Christina Sealey (Orphx) and Post Scriptum

Sonic Groove Showcase with Christina Sealey (Orphx) and Post Scriptum

26th August 2018
On the closing night of the Edinburgh Fringe we are bringing Sonic Groove labelmates Christina Sealey (Orphx) and Post Scriptum together for maximum dancefloor destruction.
Louis Prima – Dinner and Show with Philip Contini and his Be Happy Band

Louis Prima – Dinner and Show with Philip Contini and his Be Happy Band

26th August 2018
Enjoy dinner and a show as Philip Contini and his Be Happy Band pay tribute to Louis Prima, Sicilian-New Orleanian showman and comedy-jazzer (1930s-1950s).
Groovers Carnival Party - Sesentayuno (6 Hour Set)

Groovers Carnival Party - Sesentayuno (6 Hour Set)

31st August 2018
Continuing our theme parties, Groovers will be hosting a carnival party to close off Edinburgh's Fringe Festival. Prepare to see The Mash House as you've never seen it before!
Klimate Launch Party ft Simula, Fiyahman and Metragnome

Klimate Launch Party ft Simula, Fiyahman and Metragnome

9th September 2018
Klimate is kicking off freshers week with their launch event featuring Simula, Fiyahman and Metragnome at The Mash House on September 9th.

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14th Aug 2018 - 26th Aug 2018
Summerhall, Edinburgh South
Shit thearte are back at the Edinburgh Fringe this year with their 100% sell-out 2017 show 'DollyWould', about country legend Dolly Parton.
Top Banana
Top Banana
15th August 2018
Monkey Barrel Comedy, Edinburgh Old Town
Catch the stars of the future right at the beginning every Wednesday night at our new act competition 'Top Banana'!
Katherine Ryan - Glitter Room
Katherine Ryan - Glitter Room
16th August 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
The hilarious Katherine Ryan will be performing her Glitter Room Tour at Edinburgh Playhouse on Thursday 16th August.

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