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Off Script Productions


Bishops (Work in Progress)

1 Mar 2024



Sino Thai

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Bishops (Work in Progress)

Surreal deconstructed sketch comedy from two of British comedy’s burgeoning new stars– Bishops is a sketch show filled with 'all the hilarity and absurdity you could hope for' (Chortle).

Filled with 'constant rug pulls' (The Scotsman) and endless twists and turns, Bishops invite you to a sketch show very different in tone to the other offerings on the circuit.

Featured in The List's must see sketch comedy duos of Edinburgh Fringe 2023 and fresh off the back of sell out shows at Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe Festivals alongside a trip to The Leicester Square Theatre's Sketch-Off Semi-Final, Bishops are back with a work-in-progress of their latest show.

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Friday, 1 March 2024

Sino Thai

Sino Thai

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Access features:

No Step-free Access

Age guidance:


Running time:

50 minutes

Festival strand:


Funny, Offbeat, For a Big Night Out!


May contain strong language, strobe lighting, sexual content, and discussion of death

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Off Script Productions

Bishops is the brainchild of Chris Curran and Noah Matthews, founding members of The Manchester Revue, Manchester University’s premiere sketch comedy society. Key members of Manchester’s alternative comedy circuit, Curran and Matthews established Off Script Productions in 2021, a leading producer of fringe comedy nights in the North West.

Most recently the duo performed their debut show at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2023 at Gilded Balloon's Patter Hoose. Receiving multiple 4+ star reviews alongside a host of sold-out shows, the duo also participated in Chortle's Fast Fringe and reached the Semi-Final's of The Leicester Square Theatre’s Sketch Off! This lead to them being ranked as one of the top upcoming sketch comedy duos to look out for in 2023 by The List. Bishop's were also recognised by Fringe Review as one of their sketch-comedy picks for The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Praise for Previous Work
- The Student, 4.5 Stars, 'Bishops deliver an hour of delightfully intricate and unexpected sketches which had the audience laughing from when they first tumbled on stage and through the whole 60 minutes'.
- Theatre and Arts Review, 4 Stars, 'This comedy duo has the potential to be the "best thing since sliced..." in he comedy world don't just take their word for it, go and watch them and spend an hour of your fringe laughing along with the talented duo.
- Darkchat, 4 Stars, 'Bishops tick all the sketch comedy boxes'. Nominated for Best Comedy Show and Best Comedy Performer Edinburgh Fringe 2024.
- The Scotsman, 3 stars, 'constant rag pulls... underlying their hour is a roguish waggery and a simple joy in performance'


Writers: Chris Curran and Noah Matthews.
Performers: Chris Curran and Noah Matthews.

A Pinch of VAULT is a festival of brand new and work-in-progress performance. Shows will be at varying stages of development, including rehearsed readings with script in hand, first time on its feet or semi-staged.


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