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The Eulogy of Toby Peach @ The Underbelly Cowgate (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015) Review

Toby Peach is reciting his own eulogy. Or rather he is reciting his own anti-eulogy, a refusal to give in to the threat of cancer and a celebration of his life. This is a deeply personal show, written and performed by Toby himself about his experience of being diagnosed with the disease as a young man. Strange then that I came away feeling slightly frustrated, having expected to have a more emotional response to what is on the face of it a moving story of survival.

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Ideastap Underbelly Award Winner Toby Peach Speaks to Theatrefullstop about his latest work, The Eulogy of Toby Peach!

IMG_0116When you think of a Eulogy, this would most likely be associated with a speech given by a loved one at a funeral. Cue IdeasTap Underbelly Award winner Toby Peach, who turns this very notion of a Eulogy on its head, and uses it as a means to celebrate life whilst living. Ahead of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Theatrefullstop were able to speak to the writer and performer about his battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at a young age, what he’ll take away from IdeasTap’s legacy and what he’d like for audiences to take away from his show.

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