23:00, Fri 4th – Sat 5th November 2016 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 4
“We’re not dorks. I think Herbert could quite comfortably be classified as a dweeb, however. And I’m more of a posh effete.”
After getting kicked out of Cambridge for spending too much time writing student comedy, best friends Piers and Herbert must learn to function in the real world. Join them as they embark on an outrageous and farcical romp outside of the Cambridge bubble!
Watch in amazement as they enrol at a university that isn’t even in the Russell Group, fall in love (not with each other), get on the wrong side of a crazed drug lord, join the wakeboarding society and drink beer for the first time. But things go awry when dark forces cause the pair to grow further apart; can their friendship survive the ultimate test? Will their old college tutor stop stalking them? And what on earth does the janitor know that they don't?
Dropouts! is a new fish-out-of-water comedy from the people who brought you Judge Judy’s Buzz World (Footlights Harry Porter Prize Winner 2016), Quinoa: A Middle-Class Sketch Show, Quinoa II: No Pain No Grain, The Country Wife, Tristram Shandy: Live At Scotland!, Comedy 4 Calais, Kenneth Watton's Bedtime Chat Show 3: The Benign Comedy, Crow, Tristram Shandy 2: A Sentimental Journey, Rubber, Tate Postmodern, Picasso Stole the Mona, the sold-out Fresher's Week Smoker and numerous other college and Footlights smokers.
Past praise for the team;
“quickly had the room in stitches” (Varsity) ★★★★ ½
"vastly enjoyable" (The Tab) ★★★★
"gems of sarcastic satire" (TCS)
"kept the audience engaged and with a laugh on their lips throughout" (Varsity)
Darkchat Edinburgh Fringe Awards 2016- Best Comedy Performance- NOMINATED