Harriet Braine: Les Admirables

Comedy (music, musical theatre)

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  • Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market - Top
  • 18:00
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Harriet Braine
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience Participation Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

In this historical feminist coming-of-age musical comedy show, Harriet brings forth a team of rebellious women from the history of science to help her wage battle against ignorance, patriarchy and her inner demons. She also looks back over her career as a performer, from school plays to now, presenting her achievements alongside those of renowned inventors, healers and technological pioneers. Bold move, idiot. Funny Women Award winner and So You Think You're Funny? finalist, 2016. Buxton Fringe Comedy Award winner 2017. 'Marvellous' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Her lyrics were truly inspired' (Bruce Dessau). 'Fairly niche' (Stylist).

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Access to the space is via 14 steps up.
  • 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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Rachael Bermingham 56 days ago

Excellent and funny take on female icons through music. Well crafted and enjoyable.


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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 53 days ago

In her latest hour, Harriet Braine has come to the Fringe not just to entertain but also to educate her audience. Having previously, in her 2017 show, covered art history in Total Eclipse of the Art, this time she has come to teach us about pioneering women in science. Albeit...

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The Skinny (3/5 stars) 55 days ago

If you've ever wanted to learn about Hedy Lamarr's contributions to the technological developments of allied powers during World War II, this is the semi-autobiographical musical comedy hour for you. Harriet Braine has started to make a career out of mining impossibly niche material for punchlines, often to great success....

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Radio HA-HA (3/5 stars) 60 days ago

There are many redeeming qualities to Harriet Braine’s show. Her lyrics are cleverly written, she has an intriguing Victoria Wood-esque air about her, and although I can’t quite pinpoint it, she just has an overall je ne sais quoi. – You’ll know what I’m talking about when you go to see her show!

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The List (3/5 stars) 61 days ago

A varied selection of tunes about some impressive women from history...

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Ed Fringe Review (4/5 stars) 63 days ago

Self-effacing feminist brilliance...

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Ed Fringe Review (5/5 stars) 63 days ago

I don’t know how to sell this to you enough...

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 66 days ago

In one of her previous shows the prodigiously talented Harriet Braine wrote a whole cycle of songs about famous artists – including one fiendishly catchy tune about Rennie Mackintosh. ...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 68 days ago

Harriet Braine has made it her mission to educate audiences about the important women in scientific history, from Hedy Lamarr who played a pivotal role in the invention of WiFi, to Ada Lovelace, a mathematician heavily involved with the creation of the first computer. Braine takes on the role of...

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