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Preview: Buffy Revamped at Darlington Hippodrome

 Darkchat Award Winner 

Buffy Revamped

Darlington Hippodrome

Thursday 29th February 2024

Seventy minutes. Seven seasons. One Spike.

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Description automatically generatedWritten by and starring Brendan Murphy

Directed by Hamish MacDougall

Brendan Murphy is delighted to announce that the tour of Award Winning Buffy Revamped is to be extended yet again in 2024 due to its popularity at venues throughout the UK and Ireland and in Toronto and America.  This hugely popular, award-winning show based lovingly on the iconic 90s TV show Buffy The Vampire Slayer has garnered critical acclaim across the board including for a second Edinburgh Festival Fringe season where it was recognised as the best-reviewed comedy show of the entire 2023 Fringe by The British Comedy Guide.

In this fast-paced new production we bring you the entire 144 episodes of the hit 90s TV show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as told through the eyes of the one person who knows it inside out… Spike.

Funny, satirical and bursting with 90s pop-culture references, it’s the perfect parody for Buffy aficionados and those who never enrolled at Sunnydale High alike. 

Brendan Murphy is a London based actor, improviser and comedian. He was nominated for the Spotlight Prize in 2008 and he has toured extensively across the US and Canada as part of the Olivier Award nominated Potted Potter. He also wrote the hit show FRIEND: The One With Gunther ( which will tour alongside Buffy Revamped in 2024.

Other theatre credits include The Crown Dual (Edinburgh, Wilton's Music Hall & US Tour), Twelfth Night (Orange Tree) and The Adventure (The Royal Exchange). Screen credits include Doctors (BBC), Broadchurch (ITV), Twin Thing (Sky Arts), SO Beano (Sky Kids) and Spiderman: Far From Home (Marvel Studios).

An experienced improviser, Brendan is a member of BBC Radio One's BattleActs! and has been a guest player for Second City and Monkey Toast Players. He has written and performed several solo comedy shows including BAGMAN and Enter The Bagman and FRIEND (The One With Gunther) which won the award for Best Play in the World Wide Comedy Awards. The award-winning success of Buffy Revamped the following year (Darkchat Awards 2022: Best Comedy Performer and Best One-Person Show) has confirmed him as one of the country’s most talented young writer/performers with both critics and audiences.

Hamish MacDougall’s recent credits include The War of the Worlds (UK & USA tours); Project Dictator (New Diorama); Willy by William Andrews (Soho/Pleasance); Hammerhead by Joseph Morpurgo (Soho/ Southbank/ Pleasance/ tour and winner of The Brighton Comedy Award); Life and Rhymes by Abandoman (Udderbelly/ Soho/ Melbourne) and The 24 Hour Plays (Old Vic).

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Venue: Hippodrome DARLINGTON

Dates: Thursday 29th February 2024

Time: 7.30pm

Box Office: 01325 405 405


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