PREVIEW: Best-selling Writer and Comedian Brings Novel To Stage In Brilliant New Play


Acclaimed writer and comedian Eddy Brimson brings his second novel Naughty Boy (Out September 2019) to the Fringe in this brand new stage adaptation. This one-man play brings Brimson’s natural wit into the darkly hedonistic world of Joe, a mysterious character whose life is full of excuses and secrets, truth and lies, illusion and reality, and poses some uncomfortable questions about responsibility.

Brimson says: “I’m really excited to be taking this story to the stage. It explores a lot of issues I think are really relevant at the moment. The point I’m trying to get across is that these days everybody seems to have some excuse for their behaviour, something in their past of some medical condition they hide behind. But some are just born nasty …”

Brimson examines nature vs. nurture in this performance which promises to be a thrillingly provocative exploration of mental health, morality and politics.

Eddy Brimson is a writer with six best selling sports books and one previous novel, the highly acclaimed Hooligan, under his belt, and total sale worldwide exceeding 350,000 copies.

He’s an international headlining comedian and staple of The Fringe, with recent TV appearances on BBC Scotland’s Live at the Kings and Comedy Underground and an actor with both TV and HBO film credits. A performer and writer on the up and up, Brimson’s Naughty Boy is said to be essential Fringe viewing for anyone who craves a fresh take on modern hypocrisy.

On Eddy’s 2017 comedy show Knee Pads and Lemons:

‘Sure-fire laughs, breath-taking confidence and something more. This is as close as you get to the perfect Fringe comedy hour’. – Associated Press

‘Conversational, surreal and superbly mad, this absolutely brilliant show must be seen to be believed’ ***** – Bunbury Magazine

On Eddy’s previous writing:

‘Possibly the best book ever written on football violence’ – Daily Mail

‘At times fascinating, darkly humorous and horrific. No one for the faint hearted’ – FourFourTwo Magazine