John Robins and Chris Stokes

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Essential information

Date and time: 
Tuesday 25 July | 7pm
Standard £10.00 | Student aged 16+ (with ID) £9.00
Cutty Sark, Michael Edwards Studio Theatre
Cutty Sark Theatre

Catch John Robins reflecting on love and loss and Chris Stokes offering gag-packed anecdotes, before they hit the Edinburgh Fringe.

John Robins: The Darkness of Robins

Guilt! Shame! Regret! Stand-up comedian, Vibe-Magnet and "London's Saddest DJ" yells into a well for fifty five minutes.

The Elis James and John Robins show on Radio X has gained cult status for their beta male badinage, unproduceable riffing and willingness to discuss mental health (AKA The Darkness) with an upbeat, lyrical voice. Robins is one of the most exiting comic voices at the fringe. In The Darkness of Robins he reflects on love, loss, and laments the injustice that you can't break up with yourself. 

‘An exemplary slice of comic rage’ (Chortle)

‘One of the most naturally gifted comedians I’ve seen’ (Telegraph)


Chris Stokes

With a hilarious and erudite turn of phrase, brilliantly wry and award winning comic Chris Stokes has been described as playing on social misconceptions and dismantling them both on stage and on the page via gag-packed first-hand anecdotes told with a charming and offbeat sincerity.

Chris has been performing stand-up professionally since 2009. His career has seen him support the likes of Milton Jones, Pete Firman and Stewart Francis on tour, appear on Dave’s One Night Stand (Channel Dave), BBC Radio 4, 5Live and Radio X, and take four critically acclaimed solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. As well as stand-up and writer, Chris is also a talented actor having started in a number of plays, both comedy and drama and is also one quarter of new sketch comedy group The Mitford Sisters.

‘Excellent... Full of interesting idea’ (The Mirror)

‘Very funny, well-crafted stand-up’ (Broadway Baby)

‘Promises laughter from start to finish’ (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine)