Why I Had to Leave the North


Following in the footsteps of contemporary storytelling comedians like Daniel Kitson, Simon Topping reviews the highs and lows of growing up in the 1980’s in the Lancashire, exploring the weight of expectation placed upon his increasingly plump shoulders to be a “man”.

This, his first ever one man show:  “Why I had to leave the North”, is a touching and funny portrayal of the struggles of a young boy suppressing all his emotion after the death of his father, whilst learning to cope with life through a series of distractions and the love of cheese.

August 19th-24th – Part of Edinburgh Fringe

The show starts at 10.30pm and runs for about 50 mins.

This is on the Champions of Festival bill at the Scotsman Hotel, North Bridge, Edinburgh.  Just a couple of minutes walk from the Royal mile and Waverly train station.


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