Arabella Weir: Does My Mum Loom Big in This?

  • Assembly George Square Studios - Two
  • 16:00
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Berk's Nest in association with Casarotto Ramsay & Associates
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 12 and above (12+)
  • Accessibility:
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months

This show has performances in multiple locations


The mother of all confessional shows from the bestselling author and star of The Fast Show and Two Doors Down. Does My Mum Loom Big In This? is for everyone who’s had a mother or been a mother, featuring hair-raising hilarious true stories from Arabella’s dysfunctional childhood, her perilous career and her life as a single working mother. Devastatingly funny, excruciatingly honest and definitely embarrassing for all of Arabella’s relatives, not to mention herself, this is a helter-skelter tour of appalling – and appallingly funny – maternal behaviour.

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General venue access

  • Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: There are 12 steps into this venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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DR 79 days ago

Caught the show last Friday, excellent start to another Fringe weekend. Wife and I felt thoroughly entertained and could relate directly with many of the stories and situations which Arabella nailed with hilarious trimmings. Particularly relevant for anyone who's been through, or going through, the ageing (challenging) parent situation along with the trials of kids through their teenage years. Haste ye back to next years Fringe! … spotted her "2 Doors Down" neighbour enjoying the show.

Jon Keen 81 days ago

Slightly disappointed - this just came across as a 50-minute monologue, very flat and with no variation in delivery or tone, and a real lack of any light and shade.

Don't get me wrong, it wasn't terrible - but while this material may have worked well on the printed page, but it didn't really translate to this type of performance.

Alistair Lomas 85 days ago

For a debut stand up solo show, it was a solid effort. Enjoyable, relatable and outright shocking, Arabella has lead an interesting life. Came across as more of a well rehearsed recital than a natural story telling hour, but it’s not like I could do any better!

Maurice McKeown 86 days ago

I love her as an actress. As her first attempt at stand-up, it was a good effort. I'm sure she will learn from the experience and do even better next time.

Fiona McIntosh 91 days ago

Extremely disappointing. She did not engage with the audience at all. It felt forced and there were very few even slightly funny moments. Th audience sat in silence for most of the show.

Lesley Warner 91 days ago

It's a big leap from being an actor to performing a stand-up show, and Arabella Weir doesn't quite manage it. There are some amusing anecdotes about her appalling mother, but the day I saw her she lost her thread and, I imagine, left out quite a lot of material as the show ran very short. It's a shame she didn't include the anecdotes reported in the excellent Guardian article last month, they were funnier than many of those she included. The stories about her children would have been better not told.

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 84 days ago

What did Arabella Weir’s mother leave to her when she passed away? “Some money, a lovely watercolour and a shitload of material for my first stand-up show.” Anyone with a fractious relationship with a parent will strongly relate to many of the stories Weir shares in Does My Mum Loom...

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 85 days ago

Arabella Weir was the young woman in The Fast Show who, no matter what the situation, always asked: “Does my bum look big in this?” ...

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Broadway World (5/5 stars) 90 days ago

Does My Mum Loom Big In This is actor/writer Arabella Weir's first solo standup show about the difficult relationship she had with her mother. I wholeheartedly loved this show but I do feel like the jaunty blurb is a little misleading. It's an upbeat hour but there's also some sickening...

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 90 days ago

The title of this show gives you a clear idea of what to expect – a comic analysis of Weir’s relationship with her mother, who was not a naturally maternal woman, and how this influenced her self-esteem, which in turn … Read More ...

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