Claudia O'Doherty

Claudia O'Doherty

Claudia O'Doherty was nominated for the 2012 Edinburgh Comedy Award for her show The Telescope – two years after she won the Melbourne International Comedy Festival newcomer award for Monsters Of The Deep 3D. She is alos a member of the theatre group Pig Island and co-wrote 100 Facts About Pandas and 100 Facts About Sharks with David O'Doherty (no relation) and Mike Ahern.
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Claudia O'Doherty and Jemaine Clement join The Festival

Appearing alongside Inbetweeners star Joe Thomas

Comedians Claudia O’Doherty and Jemaine Clement – from Flight Of The Conchords – have joined the cast of the forthcoming music festival movie from Inbetweeners co-creator Ian Morris.

As Chortle reported in June, Inbetweeners actor Joe Thomas stars in the film, which is now simply called The Festival.

Also starring is Hammed Animashaun – who played Ryan in last year’s Channel 4 comedy Flowers and who appeared in Liam Williams’s BBC Three comedy Pls Like.

The supporting cast for The Festival includes  Hannah Tointon, Emma Rigby, Kurt Yaeger and Chris Geere.

Morris is directing from a screenplay by Keith Akushie and Joe Parham, the pair who previously wrote Siblings, starring Charlotte Ritchie and Tom Stourton, for BBC Three.

The Festival follows a group of newly graduated students who go to a music festival for the first time, and fall in love ‘with music and mud’.

Morris said: ‘Joe and Keith's script was too funny to ignore. It's great to be working with Joe, Claudia and Jemaine again. And I'm excited for the world to see Hammed's performance. 

‘Going to a music festival is a quintessential British rite of passage just like a lads’ holiday or backpacking so it seemed like a natural fit for me to try and find the humour and fun in festivals

The film is the first comedy to be greenlit under Fudge Park’s four-picture deal with Film4 and Entertainment Film Distributors which was signed last year. 

It will be released in the UK in the summer of next year. 

Currently in production on location in the UK, The Festival is produced by Claire Jones. Beesley and Caroline Leddy are executive producing for Fudge Park. Daniel Battsek and Rachel Springett are executive producing for Film4.

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Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2008

Simply Fancy: Pig Island

Edinburgh Fringe 2012

Claudia O'Doherty: The Telescope

Edinburgh Fringe 2013

Claudia O'Doherty: Pioneer


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