Afghanistan is Not Funny by Henry Naylor

Presented by Henry Naylor


A close-shave with a landmine, menaced by a warlord & abducted by the Mujahideen: this is the extraordinary, true story of a British comedian & photographer in war-torn Afghanistan... a trip which changed both their lives & their art.

Performed by Naylor & featuring the photography of Sam Maynard, this docu-play takes us to the start of a modern tragedy. Directed by Martha Lott & Darren Lee Cole, returning after smash-hit runs at the off-broadway Soho Playhouse, NY. & Arcola Theatre UK, with an extraordinary 29 five & four-star reviews

HOLLYWOOD FRINGE: Best International Act, Platinum Medal - Tvolution, Best International Show - TVO Awards, Best of the Broadwater, ADELAIDE FRINGE: Adelaide Critics Circle Award, Best Theatre Award, EDFRINGE: Soho Playhouse Medal for Dramatic Excellence.

Tickets available through HSTBO the Holden Street Theatres Box Office and adelaidefringe.com.au

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Afghanistan is Not Funny by Henry Naylor



Genre: Theatre

Origin: UK

Rating: PG

Duration: 70 min

Season: Fringe 2024

Dates: 5 -17 Mar


5- 10 Mar @ 7:30pm
9 Mar @ 2:30pm
10 Mar @ 4:30pm
12 - 17 Mar @ 6:00pm
16 Mar @ 2:30pm
17 Mar @ 1:00pm

General Admission: $32.00
Concession: $28.00
Midweek Treat: $28.00
Schools Program: $14.50
Group (6+): $30.00
Fringe Member: $16.00
BankSA Cardholder: $24.00

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Studio

32-34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh


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