Laurence Owen

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2014 Musical Comedy Awards finalist Laurence Owen has sung troublesome deadpan songs of lust and bad manners on the London comedy and cabaret circuits since early 2012.
Backed by the rowdy clatter of his trademark shrunken guitar, Laurence’s bookish storytelling style and dark, spiky observations come with all the blood and thunder of Nick Cave or Scott Walker, but through the eyes of someone who might once have captained the school chess club.
Laurence has looked down on audiences at the likes of The Bloomsbury Theatre, Madame Jojo’s, Mitch Benn’s Distraction Club, The Double R Club, Cafe De Paris, Soho Theatre, Leicester Square Theatre, Bush Hall, The Aeronaut and more, across the UK and abroad.
LAURENCE OWEN: LULLABIES OF PERVLANDFresh from a triumphant Edinburgh Fringe run, 2014 Musical Comedy Awards finalist Laurence Owen brings his debut hour of troublesome songs of lust and bad manners back to London. A bookish and spiky musical lecture on humanity’s baser urges. May also contain science fiction.”Horrible yes, but also very funny” – Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard.
“A joy to listen to. Owen will be finding fun and insightful material for years to come” – The Stage
“Genius… A glorious shot of pure dark satire” – Broadway BabyLaugh Out London Top 10 Musical Comedy Shows of the Edinburgh Fringe 2014 pick.
Metro Top Fringe Preview pick.
Edinburgh Evening News “Fringe Fancies” top pick.

“"Incredibly amusing and way too good."” Mitch Benn
“"Fantastic guitar skills, sublime lyrics and a withering wit. Definitely one to watch!"” Phil Nichol
“"Dashingly dapper... Got perhaps the biggest laugh of the night"” LiveTheatre