Joe Sellman-Leava brings hit Edinburgh Fringe show Fanboy to Bristol

Acclaimed Fringe First award-winner Joe Sellman-Leava is to bring his hit Edinburgh Fringe show Fanboy to Bristol.

Fanboy will run at Tobacco Factory Theatres from 7 to 8, directed by Yaz Al-Shaater.

The show is a captivating love-hate letter to pop culture and nostalgia, weaving together epic storytelling, razor-sharp impressions, and theatrical magic.

Joe’s teen obsessions with Nintendo, Star Wars and A Muppets Christmas Carol have continued into his thirties.

But he’s started to notice something about the way certain fans are behaving – something unsettling. Fanboy doesn’t just question our love for superheroes; it also considers the fandom of political figures and the protectionism that can build around certain icons, and the language and responses that are then generated online.

Writer and performer Joe Sellman-Leava said: “I’ve seen such amazing shows at the Tobacco Factory Theatres, and Worklight have tested out new work here in the past, so I’m thrilled to bring Fanboy here in September.

“The show was initially developed in Bristol, so it’s great to bring the finished version back as part of our Autumn tour!”

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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