GARGANTUA – An Excessive Entertainment by Ergo Phizmiz. UK Tour – March 2013

Saturday 23rd March, Doors 7pm, Performance 8pm (1 hour)

Tickets £6 via, £7 door. (

The Tender Bar @ The Briggait (WASPS Studios)

141 Bridgegate G1 5HZ

Gargantua, a brand new ‘vaudeville of the imagination’ from the beautifully scrambled brains of UK polymath Ergo Phizmiz, tours the UK in March 2013 –full dates and info below.

A multi-sensory feast and genuinely unique patchwork of artistic disciplines, Gargantua plunders history and culture and places them in a boiling pot ready for explosion. A devilish mix of storytelling, performance, animation, puppetry, moving image collage and masks, all garlanded by an original music score that’s equal parts contemporary electronic, medieval and 1930s British dance band.

Ergo Phizmiz is a UK based radio producer, collagist, writer, composer, and filmmaker, who has worked across radioplays, installations, opera, songwriting, animations, and performance. His work is characterised by restless change and playful toying with history, art, music, science, and the limits between creativity & charlatanism, facts & fictions, copyrights & copywrongs, words & music. He likes Laurel & Hardy, and Kurt Schwitters, and Paul Klee, and Cervantes, and Morecambe & Wise.

“I would be almost concerned if you had witnessed anything like it before. He is a burst of imagination, colour and noise, which has in the past left me sitting jaw collapsed on the floor, speechless as to how someone can so beautifully map out such madness” – Tom Ravenscroft, The New Statesman on “The Third Policeman”

“We can’t decide whether he’s the new Viv Stanshall, a young Eno, a British Zappa, or a replacement for Frank Sidebottom” – The Guardian

“A truly English original who we should cherish deeply” – Sound Projector

“Mad, but mesmerising” – The Times on “The Third Policeman”

“One of the most inventive composers around…a musical equivalent to Chris Morris” – BBC Radio 3

The Tender Bar is a collaborative project by artists Danny Holcroft and Ragnar Jonasson. They have been invited by GoMA and WASPS to reincarnate themselves at the Briggait building from 15th March to the end of April 2013.

‘I have never understood why I don’t get travel sick considering the world spins at over 1000mph, I suppose when you think about it, sitting still and not throwing up is quite an achievement….that is something to celebrate’.

Come and join the celebration at the Tender Bar.