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Venue:The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street Edinburgh EH8 9DD
Phone: 0131 667 7533
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: The Attic
AUG 2-14, 16-26 at 23:05 (60 min)
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Part immersive-comedy, part endurance-test, The Piece follows the disintegration of a performance artist as he strives to put on the perfect piece. More so, The Piece asks just how far down the rabbit hole will you go as this faceless madman’s dream transforms into your nightmare. (Also: There will be glowsticks.)

“Holy s**t, Rich Templeton has devised a doozy of a politically charged, hilarious, thrilling piece of a performance piece in The Piece. Rich masterfully controls the audience...into a frenzy of nervous, excited laughter that grows and grows. Do yourself a favor and see this terrifying/joyous funhouse ride.”
- Peter Michael Marino (Show Up & Desperately Seeking the Exit)

"The Piece is different than anything I have ever seen. More like a rollercoaster than a solo show, The Piece is a comedy show inasmuch as it inspires an emotional experience so complicated, the only thing to do is laugh. This thing is approaching comedy from a wildly different angle than other comedians. You may not fully understand what has happened, but you will be laughing with your whole, freaked out, body."
- Kevin Laibson (Peoples Improv Theater (New York) Artistic Director '14-'16)

“The Piece is changing the game.”
- Ed Larson (Comedy Central)

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August 28, 2018 The Wee Review
The Wee Review Fringe Awards 2018
Fringe Experience Award

The Fringe Experience Award will be given to the show that provides the most memorable and extraordinary experience at the Fringe...

The Piece – ” ‘This isn’t for everyone,’ says Rich Templeton out of character as we arrive. He’s not kidding… A parody, of sorts, of immersive theatre and performance art, it’s also plain old Fringe weirdness… with reactions ranging from full-on cracking up to nervous laughter to head-scratching. It’s definitely not one you’ll forget in a hurry.” [Robert Peacock] Click Here

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