Ask A Stripper

Cabaret and Variety (comedy, theatre)

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  • Heroes @ Bob's BlundaBus - Top Deck
  • 19:50
  • Aug 25
  • 55 minutes
  • Suitability: 18+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Gypsy Charms and Stacey Clare/ Heroes / PWYW
  • Warnings and additional info: Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue. Audience Participation, Nudity, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Strong Language/Swearing
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Pulling back the G-string and dishing the dirt stripper-style, join Morag (aka Gypsy Charms) and Stacey Clare (The Ethical Stripper) for an X-rated exposé of their industry. With 30 years of combined stripping experience, a PhD, a TED Talk, a book, three properties and several ex-fiancés later, the creative team behind Illicit Thrill bare their souls, not just their bodies. Ever wanted to ask: how can a stripper also be a feminist? What’s the difference between burlesque and stripping? Ever dated a customer? Or even what's your favourite snack? So go on then, ask us anything.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Its the top deck of a bus
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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(Dr) Stephen Cronin 85 days ago

Gypsy is a proper Doctor with a PhD and Stacey amongst other claims to fame has given a TED talk.
They are two very naked ladies, which is always nice, with a reasonable plan of what they are going. Except of course for the lack of headroom!
It was also a fascinating discussion around the realities of stripping and they evolving need for unionisation and fare working contracts. I learnt lots and thoroughly enjoyed myself.

Patrick Harrington 100 days ago

Gypsy and Stacey are two confident women well able to handle questions from the audience with humour and insight. I learned a lot from the show and I think everyone there left with much greater respect and understanding for the women who do this work. As a union guy, I was delighted to hear that the GMB is organising workers in the clubs so that they are not exploited. That's on a serious note but the show was not only informative but enormous FUN! Questions on the night I was there were very varied! If you are openminded and not easily shocked you should go along with your questions. You will have a great time! I'd book in advance though as the venue is small (upstairs of a refurbished bus) and as word gets out this will be a hot ticket.

Ellie Smith 102 days ago

This very accurately titled show is an hour of Morag and Stacey being iconic. Their answers to audience questions gave fascinating insights into a lifetyle that I am sure many people are curious about. Come and probe the barely hidden depths of these real-life stippers 5*

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 71 days ago

This is not a 'show' in the generally accepted meaning of the word. It is not an artifice. It is something which must immediately be seen the length and breadth of the country in as many places as possible. It is a hugely important hour that gives a platform for...

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Everything Theatre (4/5 stars) 80 days ago

The girls are compelling talkers and soon you stop paying attention to their lack of clothes to instead focus on the many insights on professions that are stigmatised but remain ever so popular. The same society that generates demand is quick to publicly sweep their existence under the carpet. This is a witty, intelligent show and by far one of the most politically engaged to be found at this year’s Fringe festival.

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The Student Newspaper (5/5 stars) 89 days ago

Ask A Stripper is a completely unique experience, and at a festival like the Fringe, that is no mean feat. nswering all and any questions the audience has ever had about stripping as a career, Morag (Gypsy Charms) and Stacey Clare (The Ethical Stripper) are quick-witted and brutally honest, resulting in a show that is intelligent, shocking and funny. [...] It isn’t for the faint-hearted, but it is empowering, funny and full of life.

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The F Word 90 days ago

Ask A Stripper holds up a mirror to the audience, effectively exposing the problems with preconceptions. Morag and Stacey insist in unison that there is only one reason they strip – money. On where to put your money at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe there are many answers, and Ask A Stripper is definitely one.

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 91 days ago

Well this is one of those experiences that could only happen at the Edinburgh Fringe. ...

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The List (4/5 stars) 96 days ago

Breaking down stereotypes in the fight for equal rights...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 101 days ago

If you ever wanted the chance to ask strippers a question, this is it. Like it says on the tin, this is a Q&A; with two strippers about life, work and everything in between their legs. Morag and Stacey have 30 years experience in strip clubs. Morag was based in...

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