Umbrella Man

20:00, 03 May

A tragicomic fable about a man who tries to prove that the Earth is flat, with mixed results.

Using poetry, storytelling and music to take audiences on a journey to the outer limits of common sense, Umbrella Man is a daft, dreamy, unmissable piece of spoken-word theatre from one of Scotland's most exciting new performance collectives.

Performed to packed houses at Prague and Edinburgh Fringes, Umbrella Man comes to Assembly Roxy fresh from a critically-acclaimed tour of Australia and New Zealand. Written and performed by poet, musician and raconteur Colin Bramwell, with sound design from Rob MacNeacail. The show is produced by Teuchter Company.



'A beautiful amalgamation of story-telling, poetry, drama, comedy and music. A monumental triumph.'



★★★★ ½

'This show in three words: bittersweet, haunting, tour-de-force.'

Channel 44 Adelaide

'The performance is rich and memorable, but it’s the layered storytelling that leaves a lasting impression.'

Fest Magazine

'The entirety of the show seems to be written entirely in verse and not a singular syllable sounds out of place. Umbrella Man is well executed and well worth your time.'

Collage Adelaide

'A goofily funny, tender show. Bramwell is a delightful raconteur with a beautiful voice for delivering the spoken word.'