Hamilton Hodell proudly present
THE PIN at SOHO THEATRE
Wednesday 19th March– Saturday 22nd March 2014
“Heavily tipped for future stardom” The Guardian
“So sharply written; this duo can go far” The Daily Telegraph
The Pin are a comedy double-act comprised of Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen. They had a sell-out run at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe, won the “Best Show” award at the 2013 London SketchFest, and they’ve appeared on BBC Three and ITV. Now they descend on Soho with an hour of friendship, bickering, and ill-conceived projects. Alex promises you fun and joy. Ben agrees.
As members of the Cambridge Footlights they twice toured America, the first Footlights cast to cross the pond since the 60s, and sold out at venues including the famous UCB clubs in New York and LA, and Second City in Chicago. They were also the first Footlights cast to perform in the West End in over a decade, finishing their second tour with a one-off night at the Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue.
As a youngster Ben was very almost a professional rugby player, and seriously considered a career in the army (which just goes to show, you never know how life is going to turn out). Ben was a member of the Chicken Shed theatre company as a young lad, and has filmed a lead role in the pilot episode of a studio sitcom called ‘Mummy’s Boys’ for Comedy Central. He’s also performed in the BBC Three pilot of Kerry Howard’s sketch show ‘The Kerry Howard Show,’ and has previously played a lead role in the pilot episode of sitcom ‘Tom and Jenny,’ also for BBC Three.
When Alex was a youngster he wanted to be an actor (which just goes to show, sometimes you can guess how life might turn out). Alex has appeared in feature film ‘Molly Moon-the Incredible Hypnotist,’ for Amber Entertainment, and played a lead role in short film ‘The Brain Hack’ for Matador Pictures. He also played the young Rupert Penry-Jones in ITV drama series ‘The Last Weekend,’ was a gothic villain in ‘Midsomer Murders,’ and was recently in series one of ‘Crackanory.’
Hotly tipped to be the breakthrough act of this year, catch The Pin now in the early stages.
“So good it might actually make you sick” The Skinny
“The Pin strike gold with each and every effort” The List
“The Pin nail sketch comedy with room to spare, and a massive pile of cherries on top” London is Funny
For ages 16+