Show And Tell

Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Fri 8 Jun, 20:00

Advisory age: 16+

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Joseph Morpurgo presents his masterpiece: a boundary-smashing, 9-hour adaption of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Or is it?

Outlandishly funny multimedia comedy and new voodoo from the distinguished mind of the 2015 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, three-time 2016 Chortle Award winner and BBC Radio Four star Joseph Morpurgo, featuring surreal set-pieces, vivid comic writing, subliminal pulse signals – and monsters. Following sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Soho Theatre, Hammerhead now embarks on a nationwide tour.

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Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead

Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead


  • ‘A monster hit – it crackles with energy.’

    ★★★★ Telegraph
  • ‘Monstrously funny meta-comedy.’

    ★★★★ Evening Standard
  • ‘Uproariously funny – you could watch it twice and not stop laughing.’

    ★★★★ Guardian

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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Contact: Box Office: 0118 960 6060; Administration: 0118 937 3456

Box office is open at South Street Arts Centre on performance days one hour before the show (subject to availability)

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