The Shambles & The Dead Ducks: Comedy Double Bill
  • Great Yorkshire Fringe

Fresh from the University of York, this double bill of comedy is the perfect way to celebrate the Great Yorkshire Fringe featuring the infamously impressive improv troupe The Shambles and spectacularly silly sketch troupe The Dead Ducks!

The Shambles: Prepare for York's improv troupe to turn whatever you shout at them into a high-energy performance of concentrated silliness right on the spot. Bringing you hilarious scenes, songs and games based entirely on audience suggestions - no two shows will ever be the same!

"Fluid and natural, buoyed by frantic energy" - EdFringeReview.com, 2018

The Dead Ducks: Dive into this carnival of comedy and enjoy an hour of original and hysterically funny sketches! Expect nothing but the unexpected from York's premier sketch troupe and prepare to be amazed...

"Punchy, quick-witted and beautifully self-deprecating" - Nouse, 2019

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