fills monkey: incredible drum show

© S. Gosset

© S. Gosset

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015

Stories in Theatre Productions Ltd produced ‘Fills Monkey: Incredible Drum Show’ at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015, Pleasance Courtyard (The Forth), 5-31 August 2015.

Following their successful run at Edinburgh Fringe, the show will return to the UK in 2016 for its London premiere. Details to follow.

About the show

Fills Monkey: Incredible Drum Show comes to Edinburgh for its UK premiere! ‘If there is one show to see, it’s this!’ (Le Parisien). The illegitimate French sons of Stomp meet The Muppet Show’s Animal in this mischievous drumming extravaganza. Fresh from their sell-out international tour, Sebastien and Yann blend ‘humour and virtuosity’ (Le Monde) with frenzied mayhem!  This visually spectacular show bursting at the seams with energy and originality will have you leaving the theatre on a high, air drumming your way home. ‘You can definitely play drums with rackets and tennis balls.’ (Le Parisien).

Cast and creatives

  • Performers: Yann Coste and Sébastien Rambaud
  • Authors: Yann Coste and Sébastien Rambaud
  • Director: Gil Galiot
  • Lighting Designer: Nicolas ‘Nico’ Bernollin
  • Sound Designer: Patrice ‘Bichon’ Nivot
  • Technical Director: Thierry ‘Titi’ Tonelli
  • Producer: Olivier Pierre-Noël
  • Courtesy of: Little Bros, Paris and Fleche Productions, Paris

Performance info


TV Bomb – 24 Aug 2015
Edinburgh Guide – 22 Aug 2015
Mumble Music – 14 Aug 2015
Broadway Baby – 12 Aug 2015
Three Weeks Edinburgh – 11 Aug 2015 – 8 Aug 2015
Remotegoat – 7 Aug 2015
The List – 26 Aug 2015



Winner: Mervyn Stutter’s
Spirit of the Fringe Award 2015, Edinburgh 2015


Winner: Best Newcomer of the Festival
Zoofest 2012, Montreal, Canada

Website & social media

Press & media enquiries

PR: Steve Forster @ sfp communications ltd
+44 (0)1603 661 459
+44 (0)7939 221 192

Press Release 11 May 2015

Audience’s quotes

F…ing brilliant.

Ewan McGregor, Avignon Off, July 2013

Source for the following quotes:

Incredible, not to be missed. You won’t be disappointed as the show is entertaining right from the start.

Christopher Jones, 24 Aug 2015

Frenchies managing to make hitting drums with sticks fun and funny for a whole hour.

Mark, 24 Aug 2015

Absolutely fantastic show! This show is so unique, so entertaining absolutely hilarious & very very clever, & also being a music lover I really enjoyed all the genre’s they went through. At the end of the show I found myself leaping in the air in a spontaneous standing ovation wilst clapping frantically & so did most of the audience! It really is that good.

Samantha Hulme, 21 Aug 2015

Great fun! Two talented guys with a very entertaining session for adults but which also had the children in the audience totally enraptured and shrieking with laughter. A joy to be part of.

VM, 20 Aug 2015


olwen evans, 18 Aug 2015

Truly incredible! These guys are SO talented! Thoroughly enjoyed this show – such a great performance and VERY funny.

Penny, 16 Aug 2015

As it says in the title, this is an incredible drum show! As a drummer myself, these guys were very inspiring.

Chris Dale, 14 Aug 2015

The longest queues I’ve yet seen at the Fringe: extra seats had to be added. This show is justifiably popular. Show-off drumming mixes with mimed tomfoolery. A racket with racquets, a balls-up with balls; I even saw a saw! Un-beat-able.

David Long, 10 Aug 2015

A really energetic performance, great noise with a real sense of humour thrown in. Having looked it up on You Tube, it gives a flavour, but doesn’t come close to the real thing.

Andrew Davis, 9 Aug 2015