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The Olympic Gene
Presented by UK Comedy direct from Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2010
Becky Brunning and her great-grandfather, Welsh Olympian, William LeBeau were born exactly 100 years apart. He won a medal for gymnastics in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics; she can see* the London 2012 stadium from her bedroom window. Inspired by such fortuitous serendipity, she bravely attempts to engage her sporting heritage, examine the legacy of one of Wales' first medal winners and demonstrate just how far DNA can take you.
Witness her quest for Olympic glory; see the video diaries, and marvel at her encounters with the Great British gymnastic team as she launches her bid for London 2012. A unique and Herculean mix of physical storytelling, object puppetry, stand-up comedy and all-out gymnastic fury that celebrates the legacies we all leave, Olympic or otherwise.
*sort of. And definitely if that building in front wasn't there
Reviews from The Olympic Gene
"A truly original idea, superbly executed...touching and heart- warming and funny all at the same time. A real talent.” - John Inverdale BBC TV and Radio Sport
“This show is one of those lovely, unexpected, comic gems... There are not many comedy shows that can make you cry at the same time as making you laugh - but this one did just that.” - The Scotsman
"There is something about Becky’s show that really does stand out and there is a simply beauty to it all! This is a show by someone with talent, ability, and timing. One of TNC’s MUST SEE shows." - The New Current
watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mtGBNmeTK4
Thursday and Saturday February 3 and 5 at 7:00 pm (6:00 doors)
- February 3, 2011 - 7:00pm
- February 5, 2011 - 7:00pm