A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego

  • Pleasance Dome - AceDome
  • 16:00
  • Aug 23-26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Jordan & Skinner in association with the Pleasance
  • Warnings and additional info: -
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Signed Performance
    Relaxed Performance
    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
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Description

The multi award-winning Jordan & Skinner present a riotous new solo show that cuts to the bone of gender politics. Andrea has been giving her lecture but it's not been going well – previous events were marred by protests and she's hoping the open-minded audience at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe will hear her out. You see, half the world is suffering under the weight of a heavy burden. If we're not careful everything will smash. And we wouldn't want that now, would we.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Signed Performance
    Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Main queue in bar. Wheelchair and level access via lift at rear of bar — reached via ramp at the rear of the venue. Speak to staff or Box Office for lift access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Lift (Building Lift)

  • 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.

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


Signed performances

  • Dates: 19 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating requests in relation to the location of the interpeter.

Watch the BSL video


Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 12 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Character Introduction Details
  • Additional information: Information not supplied

Be aware that this show features:

  • Performer goes into audience area
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Permission to engage with performer
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

Show does not feature:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • An intermission
  • Audience chill out area

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

Caroline Jack 15 days ago

5*! This was so funny and so well acted - I was in creases! Clever, on it and hilarious! Made me really think about the role I play as a "good wifey"!!!! Best fringe act Ive seen so far!


Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.

The F Word about 12 hours ago

These skits are a hilarious way of demonstrating how toxic masculinity fails to set some men up for dealing with failure.
It was a well-executed hit of emotion which will continue to resonate with me.

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The Skinny (3/5 stars) 7 days ago

Unsettled but smiley lecturer Andrea (played by Melanie Jordan) prepares her talk on the male ego. She’s faced a bit of trouble in the past with these lectures but is determined to succeed this time with the use of many props and characters. Jordan is a busy performer, moving like...

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A Younger Theatre (4/5 stars) 10 days ago

Andrea from the Society of Men’s Universal Truth, SMUT for short, is giving a lecture. Things aren’t going quite as planned – previously her talks have been marred by pesky protesters and she is hoping that the enlightened folk at Edinburgh Fringe will give her a chance. She alerts us...

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The List (3/5 stars) 11 days ago

Rip-roaring character show inventively picks at the seams of toxic masculinity...

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The Feminist Fringe (5/5 stars) 12 days ago

Jordan & Skinner weave comedy and modern-day feminist themes into this exceptional show about historic male egos. With poignant themes & musings around mental health and masculinity in today’s society, a brief history makes bold statements around how men and women are treated.

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (4/5 stars) 14 days ago

A fun, tongue-in-cheek pulling apart of the trajectory of the male ego ranging from historical heroes to contemporary iterations in workplace harassment (neck massage from a colleague anyone?). and approp...

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