Mistero Buffo

In partnership with Pegasus Theatre

Miraculously good theatre”
★★★★★ Edinburgh Guide

"A shapeshifting, body­popping, mesmerising performance"
★★★★★ WhatsOnStage

“Spooner tackles a huge cast of characters...with astonishing sharpness and clarity”
★★★★ The Guardian 

A daring and explosive rallying cry for the disenfranchised, Dario Fo’s Mistero Buffo is considered to be one of the most iconic solo performance pieces. Fo focused on the concept, character and tradition of the Jongleur – the traveling performer, acrobat and comedian of the middle ages. “The Jongleur went from place to place, clowning in squares in pieces which were grotesque attacks on the powerful...a figure from the people, of the people.”

A Rhum and Clay production directed by Nicholas Pitt and starring Julian Spooner, this award­-winning update of a classic was a sell­-out hit at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Julian Spooner embodies over a hundred characters in a virtuoso performance, centred on the travelling storyteller. However, these versions aren’t like any you’ve heard before. Darkly comic, sometimes tragic and always subversive, Mistero Buffo takes aim at those who manipulate truth and belief for power and control. For ages 12+. Also on Saturday 22 June.


Date: Friday 21 June & Saturday 22 June 2019   

Time: 14:00-15:15 and 19:30-20:45

Venue: Pegasus Theatre

Tickets: £14/£10