Trygve Wakenshaw

A 75 minute tour-de-force of high-octane mime comedy.

Nautilus is the widely lauded follow-up to cult sell-out physical comedies Kraken (London International Mime Festival ’15) and Squidboy.

Mad, risqué and uniquely eccentric, this is award-winning and internationally acclaimed idiot Trygve Wakenshaw’s Bristol debut.

Read our Mayfest blog interview with Trygve here.

Nominated: Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award, 2015

Reminiscent of the young Jim Carrey…rubber-faced, loose-limbed and wondrously expressive.

The Independent

So magical, so delightfully playful. Wakenshaw leaves his audience slack-jawed with admiration.

★★★★ The Scotsman

The kind of funny you get when not just the rug but the whole floor and foundations are pulled right out from under you.

★★★★ The Guardian

Trygve is a Loony Toons creation made flesh…you can’t help but be carried away by the pure joy of his madcap landscapes.

★★★★ Fest

Astonishing, original, witty and engrossing.

★★★★★ The Arts Desk

Incredibly clever, yet entirely stupid comedy…one of the most entertaining shows I’ve ever seen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

★★★★★ Edinblogger

A living cartoon…genuinely hilarious… an incredibly captivating night of comedy.

★★★★★ The Public Reviews

Wonderfully creative in ways that other people who have moved in similar territory have not even begun to explore.

★★★★★ Edinburgh Guide

It’s impossible to watch without bated breath to see where it’s going next…this is an excellent show

★★★★ One4review

Expertly-performed and largely-silent…the New Zealander continues to hit the physical comedy jackpot.

★★★★ The List

A master of his art…the physical performance is enough to convert anybody to the art of clowning

★★★★ The Skinny

Very funny… this is expert stuff”

★★★★ The Mirror

Booking in advance recommended. Cash only, some tickets on the door.

The Wardrobe Theatre
Start Date
May 21, 2016
End Date
May 22, 2016
Running Time
75 mins
Age Guidance
Box Office Number
0117 902 0344
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