Big Wendy

Comedy (solo show, stand-up)

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  • Sweet Novotel - Novotel 3
  • 12:40
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 18+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Emily Benita
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains Distressing Themes, Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    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 2 years

Description

2018 was going to be Emily's year. Finally starting to do stand-up and on track to being more funny ha-ha than funny peculiar; maybe even become a fully functioning adult human woman. But when her mum’s cancer diagnosis becomes terminal, she finds herself on an awfully big adventure. Featuring grief, boys who never grow up and jokes, promise. As seen on BBC Scotland's Short Stuff, one-third of sketch outfit Ambush, and co-host of Glasgow’s grassroots, idiosyncratic comedy night The Salon, this is Emily Benita's debut solo Fringe hour.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Audience arrive at box office which is on street level. FOH call audience when the show is ready, audience go through double doors to foyer where all three performance spaces are. Audiences are directed to the correct room for their show. The accessible toilet is reached by using the lift in the box office area to the lower level. Any audience member who would like early access or first seating can mention this to box office staff when they arrive.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Stuart Callison 103 days ago

I was lucky enough to see Emily Benita's very first Fringe hour today, a performance of astonishing poise and confidence for a newcomer. The show covers Emily's less than stellar 2018, and is in the nature of entertaining confessional rather than gag an minute. This is well mined territory on the Fringe, but what marks this out is the high quality of the writing and storytelling, which reminded me more than a little of the late Sean Hughes. Not a word is wasted. Even among the well known names of TV comedy, there are only a few that I would say can really hold my attention for a full hour, but here the time flew in. I found myself hoping that Benita's life takes a turn for the better soon, but not so much as to deny her material for future routines! Definitely worth your time - 5 stars.

Erin 105 days ago

Would very much recommend going to see this show! Fantastic writer and storyteller, left feeling all sorts of emotions. 10/10!

Alana 106 days ago

Emily's stand-up show was moving, funny and relatable all in one. An amazing writer and performer, she'll have you enthralled in her stories from start to finish. Couldn't recommend Big Wendy more highly.


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