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Simon Evans’ Genius at Leeds City Varieties

Simon Evans brings his latest live show to Yorkshire’s premier music hall.

Northern Broadsides Feb 2018 Hard Times by Charles Dickens Adapted by Deborah McAndrew Directed by Conrad Nelson Designed by Dawn Allsopp Lighting by Mark Howland Musical Director Rebekah Hughes Suzanne Ahmet/Sissy Jupe Paul Barnhill/Mr Seary Victoria Brazier/Rachael Howard Chadwick/Bounderby Anthony Hunt/Steven Blackpool Darren Kuppan/Mr Harthouse Perry Moore/Tom Gradgrind Andrew Price/Thomas Gradgrind Vanessa Schofield/Louis Gradgrind Claire Storey/Mrs Peglar ©NOBBY CLARK +44(0)7941-515770 +44(0)20-7274-2105

Following a complete sellout and critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival, Simon Evans brings his latest live show, Genius, to Leeds City Varieties on Saturday 5th May.

What is Genius? Beethoven? Einstein? The Spork? Is it a high IQ? A ruthless disregard for convention? Any ploy used successfully to carry a third pint glass without spilling it?

Few of these questions will be adequately answered but all will at the least be squinted at, quizzically, in this, Evans’ eighth solo Edinburgh show.

With reflections on the nature of intelligence, the possibility of original thought, the struggle to find the authentic self, dog fucking and Octopuses, Evans will expose the brain to itself as only a grubby mirror in a seedy bedsit of the imagination can.

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Simon Evans’ Genius is at Leeds City Varieties for one night only on Saturday 5th May 2018.  Book online at or call the Box office 0113 243 0808.


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