Andrew Doyle is one of the UK’s foremost political satirists. Friendly Fire is his seventh solo stand-up show. It follows the critically acclaimed Thought Crimes3, which ran at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year and later transferred to the Soho Theatre in London.
Beguiling pen and ink drawings are magically brought to life in real time by two puppeteers and a projector to create a unique, animated film. They are joined by a hugely talented ensemble of multi-instrumentalists (including violin, guitar, musical saw and live looping) performing the atmospheric soundtrack live on stage.
Nothing particularly out of the ordinary ever happens on Puffin Island. Everything carries on as it always has… Until one bitterly cold Christmas Eve, a rather unexpected present washes up on the beach in a little boat – an orphaned baby boy.