Cream Tea and Incest

Theatre (comedy, farce)

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  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Romance! Adventure! Murder! Aristocrat Eddie Spangler and valet Jeffrey must learn the meaning of these words and more in this new knockabout Edwardian comedy. Delight in their capers, mix-ups, and the dead bodies left in their wake. ***** ( ***** ( **** ( **** ( **** ( **** ( **** ( **** ( **** ( **** (

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  • Accessible entry: The basement venue is located at the bottom of 12 steep steps.
  • 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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Peter and Emma Shaw 84 days ago

So upliftingly silly and great fun executed with real skill and fast paced timing from these vibrant young performers. We went on a whim at the start of our first fringe and it set the bar very high. Lovely little performance space too which they used well. Highly recommended.

Benjamin Peterson 85 days ago

Funny. Fringey. Farcical. Delivers exactly what it says on the can. Also, it was just really likeable somehow.

William McKerracher 87 days ago

This isn't a serious show at all. It is a farce in all elements; every aspect is overdone. There is no coherency, the plot goes nowhere, and there are song and dance routines near the end that come across as having been pasted in from a different show altogether.

This is a show where you have to truly invest in the farce to enjoy it. It exists almost purely as a vehicle for the jokes. I found some to be good but many weren't particularly original and some didn't really work.

However it was clear the audience hugely enjoyed the show much more than I did. If you think you'll like a few light hearted, fast paced jokes wrapped up in some situational comedy, this show is for you.

peter bishop 87 days ago

What a brilliant start to my Fringe 2019. My first show this year and it was superb. Punchy, quick, funny and a real power play. The ladies swapped roles, playing all the Male & female characters with aplomb. Their timing was spot on with the occasional inclusion of the front row.
Well done ladies I'm so glad I saw this play.

Lewis Hann 89 days ago

One of the best shows I have seen at the Fringe. Ridiculous, farcical, witty, and smart. Four actresses, all with amazing amounts of energy will make you laugh for a straight hour, with their ridiculous story, with even more ridiculous characters.

Sean Harper 90 days ago

The all-female cast work really hard and the acting and lines were executed seamlessly. The gags and farcical humour were smooth and they provided plenty of smiles and for some of the audience a few belly laughs. This show will all depend on how into Farce Theatre you are, for us it was light relief at a perfect point of the day.

Kathleen Noonan 92 days ago

Unfortunately, at times, I found it just a wee bit too silly to be funny. However, others in the audience found it hilarious so this is definitely a question of taste and because it was so silly maybe younger members of the family would be amused.

Lindz 94 days ago

Go see this show if you want a little light relief from all things Brexit! Fast-paced farce with high energy performances from a strong all-female cast. Clever gags will have you laughing out loud and you'll leave the theatre with a warm feeling that life's not so bad after all!!

Anne Thomson 96 days ago

Jeeves and Wooster meet the Goons. Let yourself go and immerse yourself in the silliness of this tale of Edwardian landed gentry lampooned by four women who race through a hit-or-miss script scarcely pausing for breath. Great acting and a jolly good laugh (even if some gags don't work - that can be funny, too). I loved it!

Lewis Evans 98 days ago

This show didn't quite work for us. It was just a bit too boring with hammy gags and gives the audience smiles rather than laughs.

Fell a bit short. If you looking for a farce type performance would recommend seeing - Charlie Montague Mystery: The Game's a Foot, Try the Fish instead.

Wife and I rate this 4.5/5 out of 10.

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Theatre Weekly (3/5 stars) 94 days ago

Cream Tea and Incest is playing at the Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre at this year’s Edinburgh Festival. An all female cast take on the daunting task of farcical theatre.

Cream Tea and Incest has some excellent comedic moments, memorable characters and there was plenty of chuckling throughout.

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ThreeWeeks (3/5 stars) 95 days ago

A send up of classic stories of the ilk of the Jeeves and Wooster tales, albeit with a decidedly more vicious edge, this comedy really delivers on the strangeness of its title. Eddie Spangler – along with his long-suffering butler, Jeffrey – bumbles from one unlikely incident to the next,...

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 96 days ago

The eminently search-engine-unfriendly Cream Tea and Incest returns to Fringe after a successful outing in 2017, but this time with an all-female cast. For fans this is an opportunity to revisit, for newcomers it’s time to jump in. The essential setup remains the same, less PG and more 12A Wodehouse,...

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Broadway World (3/5 stars) 98 days ago

Cream Tea and Incest in a revival, featuring an all-female cast of four in a Jeevesian tale. A British gentleman, Eddie Spangler, and his razor-sharp valet Jeffrey have a mission to swindle wealthy Lord Wiggins and protect Spangler's secret Rhodesian opium plantations from tax hikes. Our baddy comes in the...

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