Theatre (comedy, solo show)

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  • Underbelly, Cowgate - Big Belly
  • 18:25
  • Aug 15
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Jodie Irvine
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains Distressing Themes, Strong Language/Swearing, Contains sudden loud noises. Trigger warnings: contains mention of suicide and abuse.
  • Accessibility:
    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

This show has performances in multiple locations


Bri is not who she used to be, so she's revisiting the five parties that changed her. Gobby is a playlist of awkward encounters, starting over and growing up. A biting and heartfelt odyssey about what it really means to be loud, this new play is a darkly comic telling of survival, an exploration of self-awareness and a lesson in how to throw a really good party. ***** ‘A phoenix rising from the popped balloons and empty cups, Gobby is raw, triumphant and a soaring one-woman odyssey’ (StageWhispersReviews.wixsite.com). **** (RemoteGoat.com). 'Pure genius' **** (NorthWestEnd.co.uk).

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General venue access

  • Captioning
  • Accessible entry: There are 32 steps into this venue from the cowgate entrance.
  • 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.

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

Captioned performances

  • Dates: 13 August
  • Type: Open
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

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

Kieran Faulkner 29 days ago

Jodie Irvine is a supreme storyteller as she jumps from character to character with ease. The structure of a story told using the events of 5 parties works beautifully and this combined with its inventive design and genuine humour gets you entirely swept up into the world Jodie has created. Definitely one of the best things I saw at the fringe this year. Miss the last show at your peril

David: @morrallcode 33 days ago

Emotional, enthusiastic and engaging. Relevant to so many people's experiences, and humorously helpful along the way.

Normally would get bored listening to somebody talk for 1 hour, no matter how skilfully, would drag on. However Gobby kept it fresh, could have easily sat entranced for longer.

Mark Holdroyd 36 days ago

Very enjoyable and made me think. Great mixture of good comic timing and acting. How does she keep this up on her own ... go and see thid

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Broadway Baby (5/5 stars) 34 days ago

How did the first person to watch Phoebe Waller-Bridge perform Fleabag feel; confused, enlightened, so profoundly altered they could barely put words to it? Jodie Irvine’s original play is an unforgettable series of lightning bulb moments and key insights into the human condition. Everyone has experienced at least a sliver...

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 42 days ago

Jodie Irvine writes and single-handedly performs Gobby, and is already on stage as the audience enter, dancing alone and playing with balloons. It’s a lonely image and a theme that is carried throughout the play as protagonist Bri shows us the five most important parties she’s been to: most of...

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