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Phil McIntyre Entertainments Presents
Viva Alf’s Vegas
★★★★ The Sunday Telegraph
★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★ The Arts Desk
Following a hugely successful, critically acclaimed 2012 show, the hilarious Alfie Moore returns to The Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a brand new show ‘Viva Alf’s Vegas’ at The Pleasance Courtyard from 31st July – 25th August.
Alfie has served time as a steelworker, policeman and comedian. Alongside his professions, he has had one constant pastime, he’s a gambler. This frank and funny show recounts his roller-coaster journey through glorious, glamorous highs and desperate dark lows of a man held in the vice-like grip of craving the next bet and down to his last tin of beans.
Alfie’s attitude to risk emerged aged eight when he bet his teddy's eyes in a game of three card brag - and lost. His relationship with his dad, who shares his love of gambling, unfolds throughout the show including helping Big Alf realise his dream to see Elvis in Vegas.
After wives and houses won and lost, Alfie shares his very real concerns about the relaxation of gambling laws and the all-pervading adverts force-feeding the vulnerable on a diet of guaranteed easy money from online bingo and betting. As a compulsive gambler - with no intention to quit any time soon - Alfie takes a surprisingly strong stance on how the country is seemingly sleepwalking its way into what he believes is the new social cancer.
Alfie's eighteen year police career included a number of years as a Police Sergeant in Scunthorpe, where he was in charge of the neighbourhood policing on the Westcliff Estate which has recently been the subject of a Channel 4 documentary, ‘Skint’.
Alfie was one of the stars of ‘Show Me The Funny’ (ITV) and wrote and presented ‘Alfie Moore’s Almanac’ for BBC Radio. Most recently he has been featured on The Wright Stuff (Channel 5), Sky News, BBC Radio 4’s Idiots Guide to Crime and Punishment with Stephen K Amos and Bizarre Crime (BBC 3).
Alfie has previously taken three shows to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, culminating in his acclaimed 2012 show ‘I Predicted a Riot!’. He has toured his own show nationally and has also supported Sarah Millican, Russell Kane and Milton Jones on their national comedy tours.
What the press said about Alfie Moore’s ‘I Predict a Riot!’
“very funny hour, nicely paced with lots of well-crafted jokes and a large dash of gallows police humour” ★★★★ The Sunday Telegraph
“…a clever combination of fascinating, frightening and funny.” ★★★★ The Scotsman
“a very funny but informative and slyly political show that does that rare thing at the Fringe – makes its audiences think” ★★★★ The Arts Desk
Date: 31st July – 25 August (Previews 31st July – 2nd August)
Show: Alfie Moore: Viva Alf’s Vegas
Address: Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ
Price: Previews: £6.00 Early Week: £8.00/ £9.00 Mid-Week: £.8.50/ £10.00 Weekends: £10.50/ £12.00
For more information please contact:
Neil Reading PR
0207 839 2277
07808 472 139