One Man Show - ‘Conspiracy Theory: A Lizard’s Tale’
New one-man black comedy show from the Edinburgh Fringe probes the growth of conspiracy theory; examining its links to rising antisemitism, racism and extremism
CONSPIRACY THEORY: A LIZARD’S TALE
Why do 60% of Britons believe at least one conspiracy theory about how the country is run? Why do 4% of Americans believe that the shape-shifting reptilian people control our world? Why do millions of people believe the Holocaust was a hoax?
Marlon’s a Jew. This didn’t bother him much until he discovered that some people he knew didn’t believe the Holocaust happened. From 9/11 to shape-shifting lizards and Holocaust denial, this is a darkly comic tale of one man’s journey through the conspiracy underworld.
The first one-person show to be performed in the Houses of Parliament, Marlon Solomon’s Conspiracy Theory: A Lizard’s Tale explores why conspiracy theories are more popular than ever. He examines how fake news gives fresh currency to ancient slander and how this all relates to current issues in the Labour Party. Conspiracy Theory: A Lizard’s Tale is a one man, multi-media piece of storytelling, a comic tale which is no laughing matter.
Marlon Solomon explains: I noticed a rise in conspiracy thinking back in 2016. Not understanding why it was happening or where is was coming from I set out to find out. A Lizard’s Tale tells the story of that often bizarre and terrifying journey. In a time when our politics has embraced the extremes and a deep distrust of authority is becoming the norm, I felt now was a good time to dissect where conspiracism comes from, how it’s often informed by our prejudices and why this often leads to the scapegoating of minority groups. It’s also very silly.
Marlon is an actor/musician from Manchester. His first one-man show has hit the zeitgeist and is the first one-person show to be performed in Parliament as well as being discussed in the political pages of The Guardian, The New Statesman and Prospect Magazine.
Conspiracy Theory: A Lizard’s Tale – WINNER: Best Spoken Word – Greater Manchester Fringe Festival
“A Lizard’s Tale is a devastating show. Informative, absorbing and very funny. The funniest show about antisemitism on the fringe. Or anywhere I suspect.” – David Schneider
“Compelling, shocking, essential.” – Al Murray on Conspiracy Theory: A Lizard’s Tale
WATCH the trailer here: vimeo.com/274454949
Show images and flyer available here: www.dropbox.com/sh/nhd6ki242smxcy3/AAD02zq9D4PLM4B7B0Gm-jHla?dl=0
10 July 2019, 20:00 (Wednesday, 11th week, Trinity 2019)
St John's College, St Giles OX1 3JP
Marlon Solomon (Comedian (political) )
Charles Asher Small (Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism Policy)
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