Meet Pat Griffin. 73. Irish. Builder. Father. Stand-up?

26th July to 27th July . 8pm to 9pm . In The Cocktail Bar
£7.50 Full Price £5 Concession

Pat Griffin is 73 years old. Pat is a builder. That's what he does. His daughter Joanna Griffin is 29 years old. Joanna is a writer-performer. That's who she is. Is it actually that simple?

Bricking It will see Pat and Joanna swap jobs. Comedy-virgin Pat will learn how to be a comedian (from some familiar industry faces) while Joanna will build the stage (brick by brick) for his first time in the spotlight. Pat thinks Joanna’s never done an honest day's work in her life. Joanna thinks you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Together, they want to find out what it really means to walk in another (wo)man’s shoes. A largely improvised show that will be different every night, Bricking It will look at how much what you do affects who you are. Will Pat disappear from site or will he bring the house down?

Warning: Will contain white vans, wolf whistling and dad gags

Read more about Bricking It in this recent Guardian article here

As a writer/performer, Joanna’s debut Edinburgh show, Clown Slut, toured the Battersea Arts Centre and Latitude Festival 2015. Recent appearances also include The Vote (Donmar / Channel 4) and Richard Herring’s I Killed Rasputin (Edinburgh Festival) & Well Funny People (BBC 3).

@_JoGriffin | #BrickingIt

Photography by Elly Hopkins

They like it

  • Dazzlingly intelligent and courageous – an artist to watch

    Josie Rourke, Donmar Warehouse/Channel 4

  • She is as hilarious as she is poignant

    ****. The List

  • Griffin’s performance packs irrepressible energy

    The Scotsman

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