Wingman is a father-son comic play. 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.

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

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Wingman: Father. Son. Shambles.


‘One of the most enjoyable finds at this year’s Fringe.’

★★★★ Evening Standard

‘Gloriously, upliftingly, unapologetically heart-warming. You leave with a tear in your eye and a generally restored faith in humanity.’
★★★★ Fest

‘Poignant, funny, well observed… a properly lovely piece of theatre.’
★★★★ Exeunt

Top 10 Edinburgh Fringe Shows – American Theatre Magazine.

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).


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.

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Soho review round-up

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.


Wingman has been published, in a volume with my one-man show, Skittles:

Wingman/Skittles cover


Stay tuned for more Wingnews. Tim, the producer, is hoping to book a tour for autumn 2015. Please get in touch if you’d like to book the show. 2014 tour dates were:

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.





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