Friday 3 - Sunday 5 May 2019

John-Luke Roberts

Terrible Wonderful Adaptations

Terrible Wonderful Adaptations
Terrible Wonderful Adaptations

Saturday 4th May, 2019

9:00 pm | 60 mins


The Vortex, Y Plas


Archived show

This show is from a previous year's festival

Following a surprising (and culturally deeply unsettling) sell-out late-night smash-hit ruin* at the Edinburgh fringe, this mindbogglingly awful (and disquietingly successful) idea for a late night-comedy extravaganza face-plants into Machynlleth. JLR wrangles an all-star cast of the best comedians and worst idiots into creating a never-before-seen adaptation of an unadaptable text.

Previous catastrophic attempts include Francis Fukuyama’s discredited political treatise The End of History, post-structuralist Roland Barthes’ A Lover’s Discourse, the iTunes Terms and Conditions, Ulysses & Á la Recherche du Temps Perdu. Mach Festivals treat will be revealed on the night.

*This is a typo for “ruin” but has been kept for posterity.

★★★★ The Telegraph

★Broadway Baby

Restoration Levy – £1.50 of the advertised on-sale ticket price goes to Machynlleth Comedy Festival for the continued development and improvement of the event.