Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans in Swindon in for a treat this month

By Jessica Durston - 17 January 2023

Arts and Culture

Fans of the 90s/2000s hit show Buffy the Vampire Slayer will be able to sink their teeth into a fangtastic one-man show 'Buffy Revamped', from Edinburgh Fringe.

After a critically acclaimed season at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Seabright Productions say they are delighted to present the highly anticipated UK & Ireland Tour of Brendan Murphy’s brand new show - Buffy Revamped.

The tour will stop off at Swindon's Wyvern Theatre on Sunday 29 January, at 7.30pm.

Coming hot on the heels of Murphy’s last show, Friend (The One with Gunther), which recently won the award for Best Play in the World Wide Comedy Awards, the award-winning success (Darkchat Awards 2022: Best Comedy Performer and Best One-Person Show) of Buffy Revamped has confirmed him as one of the country’s most talented young writer/performers with both critics and audiences.

A spokesperson for the show describes the plot: "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."

Tickets for the Swindon performance can be found online at https://swindontheatres.co.uk/Online/tickets-buffy-revamped-swindon-2023

Brendan Murphy (writer and performer of Buffy Revamped) said: “Buffy fans are some of the smartest, funniest and kindest audiences you could ever hope to have at a show, and I can't wait to bring this celebration of all things Buffy The Vampire Slayer to the Scoobs & Slayers lying in wait across the UK and Ireland.”

Brendan is a London-based actor, improviser and comedian. He has toured extensively across the US and Canada as part of the Olivier Award nominated Potted Potter.

His other theatre credits include FRIEND (The One With Gunther) (Edinburgh & Adelaide Fringe), The Crown Live (Wilton's Music Hall and USA tour), and The Adventure (The Royal Exchange). Screen credits include Man Vs Bee (Netflix), Broadchurch (ITV), and Spiderman: Far From Home (Marvel Studios).

The experienced improviser is also a member of BBC Radio One's BattleActs! and has been a guest player for Second City and Monkey Toast Players. He is co-writer of the satirical comedy podcast NonCensored with Rosie Holt, and the upcoming musical comedy The Last Library with Oliver Izod.

Buffy Revamped Director Hamish MacDougall’s recent credits include The War of the Worlds (UK Tour/Stanford USA); Project Dictator (New Diorama Theatre); 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).

Review information: 

“A rip-roaring ride through 90s nostalgia...this show has it all!" ***** - North West End

“Something you will want to get your teeth into! A hilarious romp through Buffy's life and times... I loved it and would recommend it to anybody." ***** - British Theatre Guide 

“Supernaturally good... this is geek love at its best, and comedy theatre and its finest.” ***** - Starburst Magazine

“No one does it quite like Brendan Murphy... Brilliant.” ***** - Voice Magazine

 

More information about Buffy Revamped can be found online at www.buffyrevamped.co.uk

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