Brandi Alexander

Theatre (solo show, drama)

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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


The year is 1987 and Brandi's on the first night of her comeback tour, eager to dish out the secret to her success: she got raped! Emerging from a long hiatus of self-loathing and chicken nuggets, Brandi finally lets loose. With cheap liquor burning her throat and a protective layer of Aqua Net, Brandi takes centre stage and dares to be a woman in the man's world of comedy. Combining performance art, 80s culture, and an absurd sense of humour, Brandi Alexander is 'a caustic and explicit berserker rage of a confessional' from American artist Tatiana Pavela.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: The Attic is located at the top of the building, accessed by 73 steep curved steps.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 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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  • 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
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  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Beth Gallagher 94 days ago

Raw. Emotional. Brave. Visceral. Painfully beautiful. It’s like seeing inside the brain of someone who has been through an unspeakable trauma. I don’t know how she does it every night, but do yourself a favor and go see for yourself. Tatiana is fearless. It’s an experience I won’t soon forget. Do not miss!

Peter Land 94 days ago

This is not necessarily an easy show to see, but it might just be an important one. Presented as a stand-up, it quickly becomes apparent that we are seeing the portrayal of someone damaged by abuse she has suffered, some deeply personal and some just systemic. There are laughs, but a deeper side and a very important message. Catch it and see if it has you questioning your own attitudes as you sympathise with Tatiana.

Eric Casalini 95 days ago

Simply put: a master class for any man curious about how it feels to endure the socially accepted abuse women experience regularly. Tatiana commits fully to this heart-wrenching &, for those uninitiated, eye-opening display of brokenness, rage, & overwhelm as a person desperate to cope with the truly unnecessary & unforgiving treatment of humanity. As someone who seeks to ask more questions than to answer I can give my full consent to anyone with even the slightest curiosity about or those seeking validation for this experience. Go see.

Blake 98 days ago

A WIDE BERTH is what you should give this show.
Do not attend under any circumstances.
A truly talent-free zone.

Benjamin Sampson 106 days ago


Brandi Alexander is a play set in the 1980s, very much of this moment, and tragically for all time. It’s “standup comedy gone wrong” but make no mistake: it’s fiercely funny but the laughter eventually burns nervously in your throat. Even if you think you know where this is going based on the premise, this play goes places you won’t expect. It really is a roller-coaster.

It’s also the rare show that provokes and makes you feel uncomfortable while pulling you in and making you feel for/identify with the character. This is credit to Pavela’s deeply nuanced performance and astounding writing—a heavenly blend of vitriol, lyricism, “classic jokes,” and language that will make you blush. There are lines still making me giggle like a mad-person and moments that are still stopping me cold after seeing it.

You will laugh, you will cry, you will probably want chicken McNuggets—and you will never be the same after seeing Tatiana Pavela’s Brandi Alexander.

Kiki Abba 107 days ago

Leave your bras at home, you don’t need them for this show. Tatiana delivers an absolute punch to the gut. Her show is raw, powerful, and painfully funny. Highly recommend—bring a girlfriend and be ready to rage.

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Ed Fringe Review (5/5 stars) 98 days ago

A very, very unfunny comedy show...

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Ed Fringe Review (3/5 stars) 98 days ago

A story to make you enraged at the world and a performance to make you bow at her feet...

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 102 days ago

Brandi Alexander has reinvented herself; a self confessed D-list night-time personality back in the saddle after a five year hiatus. Tatiana Pavela introduces us to this tornado of tenacity who unapologetically tears into stereotypes like a cat ripping apart a ball of wool.I was initially unsure what to think of...

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The List (4/5 stars) 103 days ago

I am woman, hear me roar...

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