Grandmother's Closet

Cabaret and Variety (musical theatre, lgbt)

  • Summerhall - Cairns Lecture Theatre
  • 12:30
  • Aug 28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Wales
  • Group: A Wales Millennium Centre and Luke Hereford Production
  • Warnings and additional info: Nudity, Strong language/swearing, More information
  • 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


An autobiographical musical adventure that promises mischief and mash-ups, dresses and divas, and a whole lot of heart. Join Luke Hereford (he/they) as he stumbles along his journey of queer self-discovery through the glamorous spirit of his very own personal cheerleader – his Nan – capturing their brightest memories before they start to fade forever. Reflecting on his first tentative steps down the yellow brick road, Luke takes on Broadway, experiences his first Pride and finds the perfect shade of lipstick – all to the tune of Madonna, Kylie, Kate Bush and all of his favourite pop divas.

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General venue access

  • Captioning
  • Accessible entry: Once into the courtyard, get to the front of the Royal Dick Pub, take the alleyway to your left, around the back of the large tent. Through the doors; the venue is then up the stairs.
  • 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: 24 August, 25 August, 27 August
  • Type: NotSelected
  • 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

Simon Cooper 39 days ago

Cheering, uplifting, joyful, sentimental.
Top tunes and a great storyline told with bags of enthusiasm and engagement.
Thank you for starting our day with a smile

David Cox 42 days ago

To read our 5 star review please click on this link :'s-closet

Lars Nilsson 44 days ago

This was a great show from a really good actor. The story itself was a deeply moving story about the bonds between a young gay man and his grandmother who supported him in many ways.
I recommend everyone to go and see it.

Sophie Underwood 47 days ago

A beautiful balance of joy, pain, and gorgeous spectacle. A fun and uplifting watch - great way to start your day at the Fringe! Will leave you smiling, hopeful, and humming a tune.

Lois Sime 52 days ago

An amazingly joyful, touching show! I loved it!

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Musical Theatre Review (5/5 stars) 39 days ago

A lovely, funny, touching show

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Culture Fix (5/5 stars) 46 days ago

In Grandmother’s Closet Luke Hereford crafts a lavish high-camp cabaret atmosphere layered with a touching poignancy and emotional conviction. This is a gorgeous tribute to the allies and cheerleaders that support and guide us on our own personal journeys and the power they can instil in all of us.

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Broadway World (4/5 stars) 48 days ago

A joyous big hug of a show.

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