Archie Maddocks WIP

Sunday 16 February

The Albany

Barbadine - A Strange Fruit from Trinidad


20:00 – 21:00
The Albany240
Great Portland S
London W1W 5QU
A stand-up/theatre hybrid which explores privilege through three interweaving timelines. Archie interrogates the life that he enjoys in his present day, before flitting back and forth through different time periods. In 1740s Benin, he explores (through observational stand-up) what life would be like had he existed in that time, before living in 1820s Trinidad. By doing observational comedy as himself alive in that time (still a man, still mixed race, but existing in different respective time periods) the aim is that we can weave together a narrative which informs who he is today.

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A professional stand up comedian since 2014, Archie has taken 4 critically acclaimed solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, mostly receiving 4 or 5 star reviews. Two of the shows are available to view on NextUpComedy.com. The first show, Shirts Vs Skins, toured South Africa in 2017 and the next two shows, IlluminArchie and Matchstick both transferred to Soho theatre.

Alongside stand up, Archie is a celebrated emerging writer. He’s had work produced at some of the UKs best theatres (Royal Court, Bush, Lyric, National Theatre Studio) and internationally (in New York at the New York Theatre Project). He was nominated for the Bruntwood Prize and the Alfred Fagon award, as well as coming third in 2019's Brit List, a prestigious list for the best unproduced screenplays in the UK.
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