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Pip Utton solo shows

"I think Pip Utton is an alien, a protean creature which can turn into anything it desires! I've seen him as Tony Hancock, Adolf Hitler, Francis Bacon and Roy Orbison, as well as Joseph the father of Jesus, and he was utterly convincing as all of them. He even managed to look like his subjects. Pip Utton's performances are always masterclasses in acting"
BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

From the award-wining actor and writer we present three of his one-man touring shows:

Adolf

Directed by Guy Masterson

Hitler: the evil logic that corrupted a nation and the bar room bigot within us all today.

The Führer's bunker, Berlin 1945, the air is thick with betrayal as Hitler awaits the inevitable collapse of Berlin and he settles into pre-suicidal contemplation. We know the rest...

But Utton has reserved a sting for his tale... A sting so powerful that it pushes the audience into looking within themselves to question their own prejudices and intolerance. This production is very powerful. Challenging and divisive, illustrative and educational, it is utterly provocative and totally necessary. Everyone should experience it.

Terrifying, searing, transfixing... It is quite impossible to be anything other than totally absorbed by Utton's performance.
THE SCOTSMAN

Utton's superb performance makes the Führer tangible yet terrifying. This is an extremely clever warning. Truly powerful theatre.
THE HERALD

This is atmospheric, emotional stuff... and a cautionary tale to boot. It caresses its way into your confidence and then chokes you on your own laughter.
THE LIST

Hitler is alive in nineties Britain... an ever present malignancy... Unashamedly theatre with a message, with a vengeance... A tour de force.
THE STAGE

Dangerously persuasive. Chilling.
HONG KONG MORNING

It grabs you completely by the balls.
LIFESTYLE SINGAPORE


Bacon

It takes as its subject that extravagant painter Francis Bacon who claimed that he was as much at home in the gutter as at the Ritz. We experience a flash of time in the destructive life of arguably the greatest British Painter since Turner. A life fuelled by drunkenness, gambling and a liking for a bit of rough… Welcome to the concentration of camp.

Utton makes it a thoroughly enjoyable experience, for he brings the man to life in all his complexity and - for want of a better word - weirdness.
THE BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

There's a lot of humor along the way, but the power of the work, as with all Utton's self-written solo pieces, is in the solid reality he creates and the subtlety with which he brings us surprisingly deep into the character.
LONDON THEATRE GUIDE


Chaplin

Directed by Geoff Bullen

He made millions laugh at his famous 'Tramp', one of the most famous cinema images of all time. And in doing so Chaplin trapped himself inside an image he never truly managed to succeed without. The Tramp earned Chaplin the reputation of ‘genius’ and he propelled him into the worlds of intellectuals and royalty.

In his play Pip Utton steps in and out of the screen and becomes Charlie Chaplin, stripping away the myths and the moustache and revealing the man beneath a frustrated old actor being trapped within an image. The private man searching for public recognition for his ‘genius’, whilst the world worships his creation – the Tramp

He takes us inside Chaplin's mind, exploring his memories and feelings, and we come away feeling that we really understand the man, that we really have spent an hour in his company. There can be no greater praise than that.
THE BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

Pip Utton is the doyen of one man shows.
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

Very cleverly written and beautifully directed with close attention to detail. As usual if you go to see Pip Utton perform you know you are in for some high quality theatre.
ONE4REVIEW.COM

...a powerful and engaging performance...
THREE WEEKS

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