Andrew O’Neill – We Are Not In The Least Afraid Of Ruins; We Carry A New World In Our Hearts
Andrew O’Neill is hopeful , and also furious . The nonbinary metalhead comedian (and star of their own occult-themed Radio 4 sitcom Damned Andrew ) returns with a coruscating comedy show about consumerism, toxic nostalgia and a massive dose of hope . The show received rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019, (and in 2022 – ***** – Scotsman)
The 2020 tour was interrupted when, frankly, things got even worse, so Andrew is bringing it back as we rebuild after the pandemic. The show is named after an anarchist slogan from the Spanish Civil War, coined by the anarchist Bueneventura Durruti. ‘It really gives me hope,’ says O’Neill. ‘Unfortunately he was shot dead and then the fascists won, but you can’t have everything.’
In line with their anarchist politics, Andrew performs on the PBH’s Free Fringe. ‘It’s by far the best way of doing the Fringe. It’s completely fucked that people can sell out a show at one of the big venues and end up owing THEM money.
The Free Fringe prioritises performers and I’m proud to be part of it for my hundredth year.’ Andrew O’Neill – We Are Not In The Least Afraid Of Ruins; We Carry A New World In Our Hearts is at The Art House, Southampton on Thursday 27th April 2023.
“A revelation. Fiercely passionate about environmentalism and anti-capitalism, but far from preachy… A sometimes unsung ability to blow the bloody doors off ” – Fest
Artist: andrew o’neill