Wingman is a new comic play, heading to the Pleasance this summer, then Soho Theatre then a tour. Sign up here for updates.

Soho reviews as they come in:

London Theatre 1 liked it. As did Rev Stan. And West End Wilma. And Savage.  And The Skinny (which is actually a late-blooming Edinburgh review). The Bridge Project Larkins us. Views from the Gods watch us grow up. The Huffington Post thinks it’s a great piece of theatre.

Edinburgh review round-up:

Wingman is pick of the fringe in the Independent and Guardian and Whatsonstage and Fringe Biscuit.

We have been reviewed, in The Stage, by Libby Purves and in the Observer. Also the Scotsman, the Edinburgh Reporter and by Theatre Full Stop and Fest.

New reviews today, in exeunt and Backstagepass and Sabotage Reviews and Gee be free. Fringe Biscuit reviewed us in a tweet: “Standout comedy from @RichardBMarsh in #Wingman @ThePleasance. Hilarious, smart & beautifully touching. Genius? We think so. 5/5.”

Also by Fiona Mountford in the Evening Standard.

And EQ View. And a lovely piece in Postscript Journal.

Finally, Mildly Bitter / American Theatre put us in their top 10 Fringe shows, in the Wizard of Oz slot.


And here’s the lowdown:

A new father-son comedy from Fringe First winner Richard Marsh. Mum’s dead. Annoyingly, dad’s not. After twenty years apart, can father and son say goodbye to mum without saying hello to each other? This achingly funny story reminds us: no matter how bad life is, family can make it worse.

Previous shows: Dirty Great Love Story (Fringe First winner, co-written with Katie Bonna), Skittles and Love & Sweets (Best Scripted Comedy, BBC Audio Drama Awards 2014).

We have some fantastic people involved. Directed by Justin Audibert. Produced by Tim Johanson. The cast is Jerome Wright and me. This photo is by David Monteith-Hodge:

Head & Shoulders WM

Wingman: Father. Son. Shambles.


The show will be on at:

6th July – Pleasance London (early preview, script in hand performance, 4:30 pm).

19th July aka Saturday – Latitude (in the Poetry Arena, 2:10 pm).

20th July – Derby (1:30 pm).

21st July – The Nursery (7:30, pay on the door and it’s BYOB).

25th July – Clapham Omnibus (8 pm).

30th and 31st July – Pleasance Edinburgh (14:10-15:25).

- those were the Wingman previews. Full-on views from now on in:

1st to 25th August (not 12th) - Pleasance Edinburgh (14:10-15:25).

2nd-20th September – Soho Theatre (7 pm Tues-Sat, Sat mat 3:30 pm).

25th September - Theatre Royal, Margate (7:30 pm).

27th September - Pegasus, Oxford (7:30 pm).

30th September – Sheffield Crucible (7:45 pm).

20th October – Nuffield Theatre, Southampton.

Our first mention in the press – Lynn Gardner says Wingman is ‘likely to be fun.’ I would tend to agree.


And Wingman is being published, in a volume with my one-man show, Skittles:

Wingman/Skittles cover

Stay tuned for more Wingnews.



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