PREVIEW: Award-winning unique poetry show Don’t Bother heads to Edinburgh Fringe


The stand-up poetry show Don’t Bother, starring multi award-winning performance poet Bróccán Tyzack-Carlin, will be part of the line-up at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The comedy and poetry show about dead dogs, chocolate and nostalgia comes to Venue 302, Underbelly Bristo Square from Wednesday 31 July – Monday 26 August.

Alumnus of the Durham Revue, Bróccán Tyzack-Carlin presents a semi-coherent exploration of nothing in particular, using some words that rhyme and some more that don’t.

Blending surreal humour with storytelling and spoken word, Don’t Bother is a unique hour of comedy that is not to be missed.

On taking the show to Edinburgh, Bróccán Tyzack-Carlin said: “After developing and performing Don’t Bother for over a year, I am thrilled to finally be able to take it to Edinburgh Fringe for an extended run. It is a joyous, surreal and at times thought-provoking show, and I cannot wait to share it with a wider audience.”

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What the critics say:

“Intricate, cleverly written, heavily visual and full of wonderful imagination”
Voice Magazine.

“…a performer who may be at the start of his career but is at the top of his game”

***** Bunbury Magazine 

“An hour of pure joy”
Dominic Berry

Don’t Bother is recommended for audiences of 14 years+. Contains themes and language of an adult nature.

Show Information

VENUE: Venue 302, Underbelly, Bristo Square, Teviot Place, EH8 9AG

DATE: Wednesday 31 July – Monday 26 August (No performances on 12 or 24 August)

TIME: 12.10pm


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