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Certified Male

by Scott Rankin and Glynn Nicholas

cast includes Les Dennis

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This international hit play about the highs and lows of being a man makes it long-awaited UK debut after 3 years of sell out seasons in three continents.
  
Alex, Howard and McBride and the boss set off to an island in the sun for a weekend of brainstorming. Jarrad has told them the company will be restructured with the underlying implication that one of them will not be returning to work on Monday...

Les Dennis performs one of the most challenging roles of his career as McBride, the serial husband bang smack in the middle of his fourth divorce and a gut-wrenchingly funny mid-life crisis.
 
The perfect dysfunctional family show.

Glynn Nicholas and Les Dennis in Certified Male, photo by Geraint Lewis


Reviews from Edinburgh production:

"Rattling good entertainment. I defy any modern man not to recognise moments of madness of their own here, and I dare say that most women will end up rather more sympathetic to their menfolk by the end as well.
This is all done with with wit and vigour and there are more than a few home truths thrown in. Skillfully realised on a bare stage by the excellent cast of four."
**** The Times

"Certified Male digs deep into the wounded recesses of the modern male psyche, but it does so with the lightest of touches....this taut 90-minute entertainment speaks up for the millions of chaps who aren't coping particulalrly well with the brave new world of long hours, constant job insecurity and the complicated rules of the dating and mating game. Self-pity though, is not the order of the hour - joshing good humour is. What will happen to this show is anyone's guess... this might go down a therapeutic treat in the West End" Daily Telegraph

Reviews from Australian productions:

“A sumptuous feast of laughs and shrewd observations. Men are not often dissected with such empathy and comic insight.” Scene Magazine
 
“Extracts immense fun from a host of everyday neuroses about the business of being men” The Age
 
“Part theatre, part stand-up, part vaudeville, part musical- and lots of fun” The Advertiser
 
“Mixes witty, sometimes moving monologues with physical comedy, and entertaining songs” Herald Sun
 
“Will have guys in stitches, and is a must-see for women everywhere” Sunday World

Certified Male animation of production shots
Photographs show Australian cast

   

Assembly at
St. George's West (Venue 157)

4 - 27 August 2007
Days off 14 & 21
1.30pm - 3.00pm
Tickets £5 - £12

Online Booking:
AssemblyFestival.com
Edfringe.com

Offline Booking:
0131 623 3030
0131 226 0000


Official UK Show Site

Glynn Nicholas Group corporate site

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