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Doktor James' Bad Skemes

  • VAULT Festival Leake Street London, England, SE1 7NN United Kingdom (map)

FEB 17 - FEB 18

Saturday – Sunday, 1.40pm, 60 mins



A terrible brilliant supervillain brings his show to London to get help from badly behaved children.

After receiving critical acclaim and selling out shows across multiple fringe festivals in 2016 and 2017 with Doktor James's Akademy of Evil, award-winning comedian James Bennison (International Youth Arts Festival Brighton Fringe Stand Up Comedy Award 2015) is bringing his supervillain alter-ego back for another hour of chaos and ridiculousness.

★★★★ “this stupidly enjoyable hour is like the evil twin of Blue Peter (…) you’ll leave wanting to take over the world” Fest

Doktor James is sick of living at home and not being taken seriously as a supervillain. He is really, really bad, and he just wants to beat his superhero brother and take over the world... “Bad” as in “evil” by the way, not “bad” as in “rubbish”. He definitely isn't rubbish. Well... maybe he is a bit rubbish. And with the arrival of a new supervillain, he needs to prove that he's better at being evil than everybody else. Doktor James has therefore brought out all his best bad plans, and now he just needs some really naughty children to help him get them working.

“represents the best of the Fringe” Primary Times

Join Doktor James and his minion Timion (Timothy Goose, We are Goose) as they get London's naughtiest children to help them with their naughtiest plans. Are you naughty enough to take over the world? Are you secretly a genius with a lot of plans and inventions? Are you really good at dancing? If the answer to any of these questions is YES, then Doktor James needs your help.

“It was a great show” Audience review from James, age 11

Prepare for an anarchic and very silly hour of deadly fun, ideal for 6 - 11 year olds (and adults) who want to become more powerful, more naughty and more in charge of the entire world.


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