Edinburgh Fringe 2022: Joe Sellman-Leava’s FANBOY receives wonderful reviews

Written and performed by Joe Sellman-Leava , and directed by Yaz Al-Shaater, Fanboy teaches the audience to have pride in their past, their nerdy side and their love for pop culture.

Theatre Weekly wrote:

‘Spoiler alert – Joe Sellman-Leava has created another hit show.  This latest production follows a string of successes, but in Fanboy, directed by Yaz Al-Shaater, and playing at the Pleasance Dome this Edinburgh Fringe, Sellman-Leava seems to have found a subject that everyone can relate to in some shape or form. Fanboy an especially touching look at the way we all grow up, holding on to our childhood passions, even when in adulthood our views might change. Joe Sellman-Leava is an incredibly talented writer which is matched in the engrossing performance.’  

Broadway World UK wrote:

‘Fanboy is a delightful show of nerdy nostalgia. The use of technology is brilliant and works well with the use of callbacks and references to the films- but no spoilers. The storytelling is great and will be enjoyable for anyone regardless of whether they’re a Star Wars fan or not.’

Fanboy will be at the Edinburgh Fringe until 29th August at The Pleasance Theatre, tickets can be bought on the Edinburgh Fringe website!

Joe Sellman-Leava and Yaz Al-Shaater are represented by Frances Arnold.