Edinburgh Fringe 2017 Spotlight: Margarita Dreams

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In August it all kicks off, the 70th anniversary of Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Daniel Perks catches up with writer and director Richard Sparks, bringing Margarita Dreams to this year’s festival: For three weeks Scotland’s capital welcomes an explosion of creative energy from around the globe. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe began in 1947 when eight theatre companies turned up uninvited to perform at the inaugural Edinburgh …

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Margarita Dreams

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Tell us a bit about your show Sipping margaritas on the beach in Mexico, Dave drifts off into a whirl of absurdities. Cross-dressing, community affairs, phone-induced paranoia, the Five-Minute Detective, a four-way divorce, a spirit-reading summoning a flasher, String Theory explained, the modern technology-addled brain (with robotic legs), the Geneva Convention’s rules of comedy flouted, a very strange romance, Brad Pitt‘s ruined trousers, …

On comedy.co.uk: Margarita Dreams

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Dave is on the beach, in Mexico, drinking margaritas. He drifts off… into a whirl of absurdities. Cross-dressing, phone-induced paranoia, a four-way divorce, a spirit-reading summoning a flasher, String Theory explained, the modern technology-addled brain (with robotic legs), a very strange romance, disappointed parents – and finally, a riot at the Shy People’s Encounter Group, ending harmoniously in disco therapy. …

Margarita Dreams on the Underbelly

Margarita Dreams

Dave is on the beach, in Mexico, drinking margaritas. He drifts off… into a whirl of absurdities. Cross-dressing, phone-induced paranoia, a four-way divorce, a spirit-reading summoning a flasher, String Theory explained, the modern technology-addled brain (with robotic legs), a very strange romance, disappointed parents – and finally, a riot at the Shy People’s Encounter Group, ending harmoniously in disco therapy. Funny where nine margaritas can take you…

An Interview with Richard Sparks & Mumble Comedy

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Hello Richard, so where ya from & where ya at, geographically speaking? Hello Mumble, I’m originally from Gloucestershire, lived in London for twenty years and now live in Los Angeles. Who are your comedy idols? So many… I just love people who can make me laugh. How about a list of the ones I’ve met, or have worked with? Robin …

Richard Sparks Discusses His New Show Margarita Dreams

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Richard Sparks, who has written for comedians such as Rowan Atkinson, has directed Jack Black on stage and is currently adapting a short story by Woody Allen for the LA opera, discusses his new sketch show Margarita Dreams and the highlights of his star-studded career.