ELLIS & ROSE: Big in Denmark
Imagine Laurel and Hardy on Bovril. Now imagine your mind being set on fire. Now imagine Laurel eating Hardy. Now imagine extinguishing your mind. Good. What you just imagined was tedious and grey compared to Ellis & Rose’s brand new show. Expect to see: tasteless meat products, colours, vocal chords, and a general sense of tragedy. Ellis & Rose are better than any other act you may be thinking about seeing or already have tickets for. Catch them soon, before one of them dies. Warning: contains pelvic thrusting. www.pay-what-you-want.info
When: 3.30pm each day of the Fringe (except 19th August)
Where: Heroes @ The Hive, Venue 313
ELLIS & ROSE: Failing to Pay off Their Student Loans
In 2012 the boys took this hour long debacle to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. People enjoyed it very much and they even got three whole reviews! Here are some good quotes:
“The British comedy scene is always on the lookout for something new and unique, something that sets itself apart from what’s already out there and ELLIS & ROSE deliver… a touch of surrealism, chaotic energy and appealing absurdity to this inventively written and hard to categorise comedy show… This is thrillingly dark and different and deserves to be seen” - The Public Reviews
“Utter chaos, but lots of laughs, Ellis and Rose may have just made my day. Even if they also made me hold a box which they claimed had a dead badger in it.” - Fringebiscuit
Here is a not-so-good quote:
“Watching Ellis and Rose perform felt a bit like watching two boys mucking around in front of their mates in the courtyard before class starts” - StageWon
…we had the reviewer killed.
ELLIS & ROSE are unlike any double act you have seen before (unless you’ve ever watched Abbott & Costello whilst tripping on peyote). Rich Rose is a self-aggrandising buffoon who yearns to give his audience something more than comedy; he strives for art, yet is constantly undermined and shown-up by the naive actions of his partner, loveable simpleton, Gareth Ellis. You can expect to see the unexpected (or, if you’re feeling boisterous, unexpect to see the expected, although we wouldn’t recommend this; it’s too confusing). There will be: offensive meat products, ill-timed dance routines, angry confrontations, poignant melodies and more…
Catch them soon, before the inevitable decline!