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The Lost Boys turn to their inner fandom and explore how Hollywood as treated historical fact and how that has affected the layman's understanding of history. Blending stand-up comedy, sketch humour and theatre to create a whirlwind production of cliches, wigs and wit! What could go wrong?

  • The Lost Boys devised

  • Seated performance

  • Indoor performance

Looking Back

Created for the first Derby Comedy Festival this was arguably the culmination of six years of experimenting and exploring our passions, inspirations and eschewed views of the world. This production created for the Derby Comedy Festival, saw us apply the lessons we had learned through Around the World in 80 PlaysVoyage to the Centre of the Earth and even our lesser known forays into stand up comedy. The result then, a comedy show model we refer to as Stand-up and Play. Like its forefather '80 plays' this went through so many rewrites, incarnations and concepts that we probably could have made three or four other shows. We had so much fun creating this, even the mountain of research was fun, whether that was watching films and documentaries or reading a brilliant book by George MacDonald Fraser on a beach in Crete or learning the very basics of time-travel theory and alternative dimensions. The result a Brain-gasm lovechild of Paul and Ben. Proved popular enough to return back to Derby Comedy Festival in a bigger venue and selling out!


  • Ben Adwick as himself, a dinosaur, caveman, Professor Maguffin, Xerxes, Pontius Pilate, William Wallace, D'Artagnan, The Man with no name, Unknown Soldier, Scar, Ariel, Mowgli, Pumba, Dale, Jasmine, Toht, Danny Zuko, Harry Potter, POTUS, T-800, Rocky Balboa, Robin Hood, Elsa, Goldenschlong, Hercules, and more.

  • Paul Broesmith as himself, a cavewoman, Maximus Decimus Meridius, Jesus Christ, King Leonidas, Hamish, Athos, Porthos, Aramis, The Bad, The Ugly Unknown Soldier, Chip, Rafiki, Aladdin, Baloo, Timon, Hitler, Kinnicky, Voldermort, Apollo Creed, Indiana Jones, Anna, Glitterballs, Hercules and more.