Cynically Dead: Sharon Em & James Johnson


Cynically Dead: Sharon Em & James Johnson

The Quadrant

12-13 North Street (Bottom of Queens Road by the Clocktower)
The Folklore Room: MAY 9-10 at 18:00 (60 min) - PWYC - Tickets from £3

Cynically Dead: Sharon Em & James Johnson

The Walrus

10 Ship Street
Raised Room: MAY 7-8 at 14:00 (60 min) - PWYC - Tickets from £3

Cynically Dead: Sharon Em & James Johnson

A show to make you think: ‘Maybe I’m not doing so badly after all…’

There are people who make things happen. And then there are people like Sharon and James, who things just happen to...

Join them as they wonder where where it’s all going wrong. From disastrous treks across the desert to unwittingly spending 10 days on a SAGA cruise: if you’re looking for a show that makes you feel like you’re on top of things, they’ve got you covered.

Sharon Em (IRL) fluctuates between trying hard and hardly trying. She meanders from place to place disproving the theory that ’not all who wander are lost’. She clearly takes on more than she can handle but always seems to find a way out.

James Johnson (UK) is a 30-something homosexual who would probably get on quite well with your nan, particularly if she has a penchant for gin. He’s a quick-witted storyteller who minces at full throttle between the observational, the absurd and the ever so slightly dark.

Ages: 18+ (The swearing's not too bad. But there are quite a lot of references to people like Judith Chalmers…)

So come and see what all the fuss is about. After all, listening to other people’s disasters is a lot easier than sorting out your own….

“Sharon is a joy to watch and on the best up and coming acts in Europe.” – Aiden Killian, Magners International Comedy Festival Asia

“James Johnson shows genuine promise as his personality shines and his take on the subject matter strikes an uncompromising balance between niche and accessible. His idiosyncratic punchlines and fast, perfectly pitched delivery put one in mind of Tom Allen, but the quality of Johnson’s writing needs to be acknowledged in its own right. Witty, eccentric and perfectly paced.” – Ed Fringe Review 2021

Ticket types this year are Paid, Pay What You Can and Free - this is how it works: Paid: The show is fully ticketed and you pay in advance or on the door; Pay What You Can: You can choose to buy a ticket in advanced to guarantee entry and what to pay over a minimum amount OR turn up at the venue to get in for free in any space that is left; Free: The show is free entry and can be ticketed or unticketed. Watch the show, and the performer will ask for donations at the end for those that would like to contribute.

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Cynically Dead: Sharon Em & James Johnson