Greaves calls on personal experience for new Buxton show

Published: 19 July 2023
Reporter: Steve Orme

Psychological trauma of “privileged” childhood: Tom Greaves

Tom Greaves is to present his new show Goodbye Uncle Fidgey, a comedy about the psychological trauma of his own “privileged” childhood, at Buxton Fringe.

Hiding behind a caricature, Greaves “jumps between his own stifled vulnerability and the comical make-believe world of Uncle Fudgey, a sorry, desperate middle-aged man who falls down the rabbit hole into a kaleidoscope of unconscious memory”.

Greaves uses his own experience of being sent to boarding school aged seven to get under how and why we treat our children the way we do, and what comes of them because of it. The show also shines a light on men and women, broken and shaped by these same institutions, who govern our country.

Greaves who has been acting for 15 years trained at LAMDA and Ecole Philippe Gaulier.

Goodbye Uncle Fidgey can be seen in the Rotunda Bubble in the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton on Saturday 22 July at 6PM and Sunday 23 July at 6:30PM.

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