Following a successful at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022, the award-winning, red-hatted actor, writer, and comedian, Elf Lyons takes her terrifying, and appalling, Stephen King-inspired comedy show on tour around the UK from Autumn 2022, just in time to spice up this year’s Halloween.
Half Mad Clown spectacle, half Hammer Horror – in Raven, Elf becomes your own personal Pennywise as she merges horror techniques with old-school storytelling to make you burst into laughter and tremble in fear in the same breath.
In this refreshing combination of horror and comedy, Elf brings her eccentric, remarkable, unique style to the stage to create an extraordinary avant-gardist performance.
Innovative and unconventional, Elf Lyons’s quirky shows dismantle and reinvent the conventions that separate theatre, comedy, and performance art. Using a variety of effects, from moody ambiance lighting to skin-crawling foley sounds, she creates a performance full of sensations, emotions, and energy.
Speaking on Raven, Elf says: “It talks about obsessive-compulsive disorder and addiction. It is part ghost story and part comedy clown show. There is live sound foley in it and a really creepy doll. It’s about dealing with the ghosts and boogeymen in your closet. It is also about my phobia of Kevin Bacon which I developed as a child.”
Get a glass of Red Rum, bring your pal Tony and laugh with Elf forever and ever. It will be a misery if you can’t come.
Directed by Leland Gaunt, over the past few years Elf Lyons has proven herself to be one of the fastest rising stars of comedy. From being a finalist in the Funny Women competition in 2013, she has since established herself on the London and UK comedy circuit, as well as having performed at leading arts festivals all around the world. In October 2018, Elf received the ‘Pick of The Fringe’ award at the Adelaide Fringe. She has also been a nominee for Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Show, The Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality, and Fringe World Perth’s Best Comedy Show. Elf was also named in BBC New Talent’s hotlist and British Vogue’s ’20 Names of Now’.
Last year, Elf debuted her third solo hour, Pelican at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to widespread critical acclaim – and subsequently toured the show around the UK in her first official UK tour, which was a resounding success. In 2022, she regularly appears on The Stand-Up Sketch Show (ITV2), The Comedians Against Living Miserably Comedy Gala (Dave), The Breakfast Show (BBC Breakfast), The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC), and Culture Hour (Times Radio).
*No cats allowed