Esther Manito: Crusade

Comedy (stand-up)

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  • Gilded Balloon Teviot - Turret
  • 16:00
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Bound & Gagged Comedy
  • Warnings and additional info: 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

Has history taught us nothing? Crusades don't work! So You Think You're Funny finalist 2017 and co-author of Don't Panic I'm Islamic brings you her debut hour. Esther takes you on a whirlwind tour of what life is like when you can't meet the expectations of your identity. From battling comments online to facing head-on confrontations in person, she's not sure she wants to battle the crusade! 'A lot of hair and a lot of talent' (BeyondTheJoke.co.uk). 'Gritty reality... Esther tells it like it is' (FunnyWomen.com).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Access is via the lift or stairs up from the Main Entrance. Then level access into the performance space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (Building Lift)

  • 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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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

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The List (3/5 stars) 28 days ago

A mixed heritage makes for a unique comedic sensibility...

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Chortle (3/5 stars) 30 days ago

There is no shortage of shows about motherhood at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe (with Jessica Fostekew topping the lot), so it’s unfortunate that Esther Manito’s debut, which majors on race and stereotypes, also has a healthy chunk of parenthood material. ...

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 40 days ago

Coming out manically intense, Esther Manito is the mother of two young children and on the verge of a nervous breakdown....

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The Skinny (3/5 stars) 44 days ago

Motherhood and its myriad difficulties is a hot topic amongst comedians right now. It makes sense too; no matter the amount of pre-natal classes you take or birthing videos you watch, nothing is going to prepare you for how difficult being a mother really is. There will, however, be the...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 49 days ago

Esther Manito has come to standup after becoming a mother and, from routines about parenthood, she adds an arresting dimension on how this material has been received by audiences and on social media. Crusade offers a window into the reactions, or reactionary attitudes, now overtly back in fashion. This is whether Manito...

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 49 days ago

Esther Manito is performing her debut Edinburgh hour with her show Crusade, based on her own personal crusade with life. She was born in a village Essex to a Lebanese father and a Geordie mother and due to the cultural … Read More ...

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