Joe has always been a nerd.
In his teens, he hid it. In his twenties, he owned it. Now in his thirties, Joe is still obsessed with Star Wars, Nintendo and The Muppet Christmas Carol. But he’s started to sense something: a great disturbance in the fandom… Alone, sorting through his old things, Joe finds an old video tape, in an old VCR, long forgotten. He presses play – and something amazing starts to happen…
Fanboy is a love-hate letter to pop culture and nostalgia. Award-winning writer-performer Joe Sellman-Leava (Fringe First, Labels) explores our relationship to our past and future selves, and asks why his generation is so obsessed with its childhood.
Combining epic storytelling, razor-sharp impressions and a dose of theatrical magic, Fanboy is touring the UK following a critically acclaimed run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022, Soho Theatre and VAULT Festival 2023.
“Complex and very moving.” – The Scotsman
“A must see piece, focused on nostalgia, pop-culture, and the state of our world.” – Three Weeks
“We’ve seen many ‘geek inspired’ stage shows, but this is the finest we’ve seen” – Starburst Magazine
WINNER: Best Director, Darkchat Edinburgh Awards 2022
SHORTLISTED: Holden Street Theatre Awards 2022
By Joe Sellman-Leava
Directed by Yaz Al-Shaater
- RUNNING TIME65 mins (no interval)
- AGE RECOMMENDATION12+
- TICKETS£16 / £14
- VENUEFactory Theatre
Content warning: contains strong language; contains themes of grief and a brief mention of suicide ideation
Members on sale 12:30pm on Wed 21 June
General on sale 12:30pm on Fri 23 June