Briony Redman: Sketch Artist

1pm, Pleasance Courtyard THIS, Edinburgh Fringe 2018

1st to 27th August (not 11th) 2018

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Unless you're driving.

Comedy with alien invasions, military zumba, an attempted murder mystery? Stories, sketch and a who-almost-dunnit. Story-telling and characters from a BAFTA Rocliffe winning writer and one half of double act Surname & Surname

Briony improvises regularly with the Free Association – the UK's 'equivalent to the professionalised improv of Chicago's Second City or UCB' ( and guests with five-star This is Your Trial (The Mirror) and Chortle award-winning Austentatious.

"A vibrant and articulate sense of mischief" The Times

"Universal charm and wit" EdFestMag

"comedic storyteller with an inventive, goofy and utterly endearing nature" FringeBiscuit

"Funny, brilliant and absolutely captivating on stage, she spins a darn good tale with an array of characters all as a one woman show" The Croydonist

All comedy. Some thought


Come see the early incarnations of this show where Briony tries out brand new material that she hopes in some way reflects the promises she made in the Edfringe programme blurb. Your chance to shape the show with your laughter and witness the odder experiments of her inner mind. Plus they are all double bills with awesome comics:

  • Thursday 31st May 2018 - double bill with The StoryBeast
  • Sunday 17th June 2018 - double bill with Freya Slipper
  • Saturday 21st July 2018 - double bill with Richard Soames
  • Thursday 26th July 2018 - double bill with Samantha Hannah

All at the FA Comedy Room, 51 Camden Park Road, London NW1 9BH  


Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017

Briony Redman: Theory of Positivity at Pleasance Courtyard

Sketch comedy in the phi-fi genre (philosophy fiction). Redman isn't so much a glass half full kind of person as a "Hey, look at that glass. It's got something in it!" kind of person. Story-telling and characters from a writer shortlisted for the BAFTA Rocliffe Comedy Script and one half of double act Surname & Surname.  A political thriller searching for pre-truths. A rom-com that asks: when does romance stop and harassment start? A monster movie from the monster's point of view. Three stories. One ending. Are you a positive person? Then you'll love this show. Are you a negative person? Then I doubt you'll have read this far.

"A unique & riotous series of interwoven sketches" **** Fringe Biscuit

"A talent and well worth spending an hour of your time with" **** DarkChat

 Poster by DAVID REED

Poster by DAVID REED

  Photo by Damian Robertson.

 Photo by Damian Robertson.

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016

Briony Redman: Secret Show  at Pleasance Courtyard

Shh, it's a surprise. A wrapped parcel of comedy, sketches and storytelling. Some secrets will be told and others will be kept. There will also be a very special guest star! A comedy show from one half of double act, Surname & Surname: “inventive, scrappy, proper Fringe fun” The Times; “a sketch show worthy of selling out” **** Three Weeks; From the pen and mind that brought you Farce Noir: The Big Sheep, "Cracking script...Joyously daft" ****TheList.  

“This one-woman sketch comedy show is as good as anything you can catch at the Fringe” ***** Darkchat

 “Bubbling over with enthusiasm... Effortlessly feel-good” The Skinny

 "The best comedy performance we’d seen all year" The Croydonist

Winner of Darkchat Best Comedy Award 2016

What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment but never in a thousand years? It happens three times in mmmn, while you think about it.