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A Portrait of a Provincial Dickhead OUT NOW!

My 2013 Edinburgh show is available for internet consumption now: Please remember, my work is not for morons. Or idiots. It is for imbeciles. All hail the beautiful,

Edinburgh preview 24 July at 9.30pm at the Hen and Chickens Islington

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Edinburgh 2012 summary

I got two reviews. One was one star. One was four stars. That pretty much sums up the audience responses. Average star rating was therefore 2.5, half a star down on last year, but I got 2 more stars in total. Yippee! I only need a two star review and a five star one and […]

Edinburgh Preview at 9.30pm on 22 July @ The Hen and Chickens

Hello, Please come to my Edinburgh Preview at 9.30pm on Sunday 22 July at the Hen and Chickens Theatre Bar, Islington. I’d like it if you did. Buy tickets here. Or pay on the night to save £0.75 you cheap skate. If you’re in to Facebook events: https://www.facebook.com/events/499420723407199/ Many thanks, *************************** BONUS MATERIAL *************************** Bonus […]

Computer Programmer Extraordinaire

Dear potential friend/enemy, I’m taking a brand new show to the Edinburgh festival again. Do come! *************************** BONUS MATERIAL *************************** Bonus material – Philosophical Investigations Introduction in heart breaking high definition audio As part of a scheme to promote my forthcoming Edinburgh show, I am releasing an audio recording of last year’s show, Philosophical Investigations. I’m releasing […]

A recount of a tough crowd

In the land of small and unappreciative audiences; Raph Shirley’s 2011 début Edinburgh solo show. I think the worst show at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival was the one I did to a solitary ninety year old man. He’d got lost on his way to the military tattoo. Old people often can’t see very well, […]

Edinburgh DVD on sale now

My 2011 Edinburgh show, Philosophical Investigations, is now available on DVD for the incredible price of 10 pounds. I have made DVD cases out of left over flyers and then burnt a PDF of the script on to an Intenso 4.70 Gb DVD-R disc using the Sonic RecordNow! software on my Toshiba Satellite Pro. I […]

Edinburgh 2011 summary

The 2011 smash flop, Philosophical Investigations, has today come to an end. Figure 1. Conventional cameras can not capture the sublime performance of Raph Shirley. The show of which The Telegraph said nothing at all, the show nominated for under 1 awards, the five star masterpiece (five one star reviews from audience comment website edfringe.com) […]

Edinburgh preview on 13th July 2011

Hello good people, I am doing a preview of my Edinburgh show, Philosophical Investigations, at The Invisible Dot in Camden, London. 13 July 2011 8pm The show is free of cost You can email info@theinvisibledot.com to reserve a seat. Your humble jester, Venue details: www.theinvisibledot.com Show details: www.raphshirley.com/shows/2011/philosophical-investigations/

The campaign

After months of art directors and copywriters, secretaries and assistants, marketing executives and what have you (all of whom played by me) the advertisng campaign is finally here. In the end we decided to skip the TV spots and billboards and go with just flyers and word of mouth in the end. Cheers,

Philosophical Investigations

A MESSAGE FROM RAPH Dear friends and/or enemies etc, There is a NEWS FLASH. I am taking a show to Edinburgh. I, as in raphshirley.com live, a.k.a. Raph Shirley. It is called Philosophical Investigations and will be on at Rush bar every day at 3pm, 6-27 August inclusive. Come. There is also a brand new/completely-professional-looking […]

A Portrait of a Provincial Nobody

    Words and pictures from Raph Shirley, in humorous weblog form.

    Infecting the internet like so many glimmering tentacles
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    He is a fictional character.

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