Last Chance Saloon is a collaborative comic theatre company who specialise in twisting classic stories, whilst infusing them with their own unique brand of character based comedy. With a nod to the golden age of British humour, mixed with farcical physical comedy and quirky musical parody, our aim is to allow our audiences to escape from the doom and gloom of everyday life into a world of pure unadulterated enjoyment.
The company was set up in 2011 by Sam Dunham and Jack Faires, who met under the direction of Mitch Mitchelson, a commedia, clowning and physical theatre director. They discovered they relished using their physicality, a variety of sounds, voices and instruments and a few multi-purpose props to create the settings that any story presented. This, with a shared love of comedy, ranging from Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, to Jim Carrey and The League of Gentlemen is the basis of how Last Chance Saloon develop their projects. Working under the watchful and exasperated eye of their director and drinking mentor, Simon Egerton, they take a basic scripted structure then devise, workshop and cut all of their original material until they have a show that is slick, fast paced and like nothing you have ever seen.
Last Chance Saloon have taken 4 shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in 2009, 2012, 2014 and 2017. They were invited to perform at the London Horror Festival in 2012 and 2014 and have performed at many London Fringe venues including The Union Theatre, The Hen and Chickens, The Landor Theatre and Leicester Square Theatre.
'excellent sense of comic timing'