Wales Millennium Centre and BAFTA-nominated Carys Eleri shine a light on the signs of loneliness this August.

About the show…

LovecraftPresented by Wales Millenium Centre, Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff) – a musical comedy show from Welsh, BAFTA-nominated actress and singer Carys Eleri, looking at love and loneliness in our modern society – returns to the Edinburgh Fringe.

Lovecraft is an alternative, one-woman, science-comedy that tackles the neuroscience of love and loneliness. Combining heartfelt tales of relationship highs, lows and the downright confusing, Carys Eleri’s marvellously personal show helps you discover how love works within all of us, why it makes us do crazy things and why hugging is the answer.

Eleri says: “Although I talk about the stuff that’s been contemplated for years, the universal states of love and loneliness, delving into the science behind it, means I have a completely different take on these emotions. I see them as polar opposites, like happiness and depression.”

“Deep down I hope that, after seeing the show and understanding the scientific impact of physical presence in the lives of friends, audience members will get in touch with pals they they suspect might be struggling. It’s sounds dark, but the show has also been compared to a Ted Talk on acid, and contains a whole ridiculous range of music genres, covering grime, garage, power ballads, heavy metal & jazz.”

Lovecraft premièred at Festival of Voice 2018 in Cardiff, before an interrupted Edinburgh Fringe run at Summerhall later that year, and a sell-out run at the 2019 Adelaide Fringe.

Lovecraft at the Edinburgh Fringe

Venue: Underbelly Cowgate
Dates: 13-18 & 20-25 Aug
Time: 22:40 (6o minutes)
Tickets: from £11.50

You can buy your tickets now.


“One of the highlights of the Festival” – Broadway World

“Welsh rare bit of science with love” – Adelaide Advertiser

“Eleri is funny… intellectually smart… entertaining. True Art!” – GlamAdelaide