Nathan & Ida’s Hot Dog Stand
Nathan and Ida Hardwerker leave the old country to build a better life for themselves in the New World: taking with them nothing but a will to succeed and a secret recipe for sauce. Encountering villains and vaudevillians, they go on a surreal journey through life, love, death and danger as they chase their dream of becoming purveyors of fine fairground foods and opening the greatest hot dog stand Coney Island has ever seen! Will Coney Island learn to love their bun-pups? Will their nemesis, Feltman, get his hands on the secret recipe? Will love conquer all? Find out in this multi award-winning whirlwind comedy with heart.
A feast of physical comedy served with generous helpings of clowning, mime, dance and a pinch of puppetry (with hints of the classic cartoons), this fast-paced, two-hander evokes tantalising tastes of a glorious bygone era: silent movies, carnival rides and sepia-toned postcards. A multitude of characters tell a story of love, resilience and hot dogs.
Created by comedy duo Nathan and Ida, the show is inspired by a real life hot dog stand run by a couple actually called Nathan and Ida – yes, really! These two klutzes serve up some bow-wows and the goof’ll be a doozy! A must for anyone who wants to feel a little bit of joy.
Best Performance, Swindon Fringe 2018
Best Comedy, Buxton Fringe 2018