Comedy (storytelling, theatre)

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  • Sweet Novotel - Novotel 3
  • 19:45
  • Aug 25
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 18+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Jacqueline Haigh
  • Warnings and additional info: Scenes of a Sexual Nature
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    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


A peek behind the velvet curtain! Hilarious one-woman sitcom based on Jacqueline Haigh's true experiences working as a receptionist in a tantric massage parlour. Fringe hit 2018! Directed by award-winning Alan Short (co-director Watership Down, Netflix/BBC) 'Well written and conveyed... great characters... heartwarming' **** (TheWeeReview.com). As seen on Channel 4, Jacqueline Haigh writes for stage, TV and film, she has worked extensively with legendary director Ken Campbell, and recently supported Roland Gift (Fine Young Cannibals) with her comedy game show Child of the 80s. Image courtesy of Face in Hole.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Audience arrive at box office which is on street level. FOH call audience when the show is ready, audience go through double doors to foyer where all three performance spaces are. Audiences are directed to the correct room for their show. The accessible toilet is reached by using the lift in the box office area to the lower level. Any audience member who would like early access or first seating can mention this to box office staff when they arrive.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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

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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
  • 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

Harry Thompson 85 days ago

The Goddess is a brilliantly funny one woman show set in a Tantric Massage Parlor well worth seeing. On at novotel venue 188 till Sunday

Jill G 85 days ago

Fantastic show. Jacqueline grabs your attention, draws you in, and entertains from start to finish. A funny, compelling, and completely enjoyable show. Perfect blend of storytelling, performance, and comedy.

Dai Lowe 86 days ago

I didn't think I'd led a sheltered life, but the world of tantric 'massage' parlours was a revelation to me, in this witty and personable piece. When she flyered me in my early recce, I could see Jacqueline was a natural performer and so she proved. Intimate but sparkly and charming material, beautifully put across. xxx

Nigel Osner 89 days ago

Funny, well observed and some lovely character work. Just sit back and enjoy.

Joan Kromolicki 93 days ago

Loved it! Goddess was funny and well presented, Jacqueline did an awesome performance! Go see it!

Skarlet 94 days ago

Hilarious, edgy, theatrical comedy at its best. A must see!!

Kinga 97 days ago

This show is *amazing*. It's funny, interesting, compelling, it's what good storytelling and comedy looks like. Watching Jacqueline act is like getting to sit in a first row watching an Oscar-winning actress perform. You just don't believe it was only a couple of pounds to watch such a good show. The talent is undeniable and makes this light-hearted, super funny comedy a masterpiece. Do not miss! 10/10

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FringeReview 88 days ago

A solo show written and performed by Jacqueline Haigh, telling the story of when she worked as a receptionist at a Tantric Massage parlour, and how she got there. Haigh plays the different characters in her story. We meet Goddess Isis and Aphrodite, learn about Yoni and Lingam massage and...

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North Westend (4/5 stars) 94 days ago

The laughs from the audience come easily as her skills in crafting a good tale with excellent comedic timing deserve this encouraging feedback.
This is the second time Haigh has brought this show to the Edinburgh Fringe although it was part of the FBH Free Fringe last year. It is worthy of success and I wish her all the best with it.

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