• Pleasance Dome - 10Dome
  • 12:00
  • Aug 26
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Paul Taylor Mills
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains strong language.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    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


Remember when I got cancer and had a breakdown in Tesco's? Then literally went mental and posted some songs on Twitter? When anxiety was at full capacity level, my mum bought me a ukulele and it has saved my life. I wrote some songs and randomly posted them online. Shit. Got. Real! Before I knew it there were millions of hits. I have no idea how it has all happened but people just seemed to relate to my random bedroom tales! This is a common story about common people. Directed by Kathy Burke.

Please note that while all media gallery content is provided by verified members of the event, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society does not review or approve this content before it is posted. Reports of inappropriate content or copyright infringement can be directed to [email protected].

General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
  • Accessible entry: Main queue at entrance to venue. Wheelchair and level access via lift at rear of bar — reached via ramp at the rear of the venue. Speak to staff or Box Office for lift access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, 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.

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

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

Alistair Lomas 26 days ago

I really loved this! One of my highlights was ‘tambourine’. Difficult to say much about this without giving away the story, but it was a hilarious retrospective look at the last 5 years of the life of Amy.

John 26 days ago

If you get the chance go and see this show. It is funny, emotional and great theatre. Would definitely see again.

Helen Marshall 34 days ago

Absolutely brilliant, painfully honest at times, what a courageous and talented artist. I hope this show does a national tour soon.

Removed 44 days ago

This review has been removed by the original author

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.

Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 28 days ago

Five years ago actor Amy Booth-Steel was diagnosed with cancer. Struggling to come to terms with the diagnosis, and later the aftermath of such a life-changing event, Amy found it hard to find her place in the world again. Then her mum bought her a ukulele and she started writing...

Read the full review

One4Review (4/5 stars) 31 days ago

Amy Booth-Steele defies logic. She has survived stage 3 cancer, recovered from a paralysis in her arm and suffered from debilitating depression, but she takes to the stage with a twinkle in her eye and charms the audience from the … Read More ...

Read the full review

Musical Theatre Review (4/5 stars) 32 days ago

Kathy Burke’s direction is both subtle and brave, much like Amy herself. There is a sequence where we simply watch Amy eating a sandwich. It takes a massive amount of effort to just let this be in a quiet moment to itself. Totally natural, without guiding audience or provoking thought. Yet it’s still naturally funny.

Read the full review

The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 34 days ago

Amy Booth-Steel, who played Nicola Sturgeon in Windsors and Mel in the BBC Three sitcom Wannabe, was about to play a pantomime fairy when the discovery of a large cancerous lump on her back stops her in her tracks....

Read the full review

Theatre Weekly (3/5 stars) 38 days ago

It is, as it promises, a completely honest show and you cannot help but respect and admire Amy’s bravery. Her story should serve as a beacon of hope for anyone facing a difficult time, but that message doesn’t quite manage to come across. Amy Booth-Steel is a magnificent performer, but as a show, Honest Amy doesn’t give her the platform she deserves.

Read the full review

The Guardian (3/5 stars) 38 days ago

Five years ago, Amy Booth-Steel was a jobbing actor, when she was diagnosed with stage three cancer and told she could be “dead by Christmas”. So began a journey through the depths of physical and mental ill-health, which Booth-Steel took to chronicling in musical form when her mum bought her...

Read the full review

Edinburgh Guide (3/5 stars) 39 days ago

“Oh hello! Thanks for coming like, I’m not going to lie, I am slightly shitting myself”.  Well crap things happen and she is going to tell it like it is … including all the shit parts. The story begins in the Summer of 2014, which was lovely – until she...

Read the full review

The Stage [paywall] (3/5 stars) 43 days ago

Amy Booth-Steel has been through the mill. A successful jobbing actor and a popular member of the theatre community, the trajectory of her life and career changed in 2014 when she was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer. Thankfully now clear of the disease, in #HonestAmy Booth-Steel speaks candidly about the...

Read the full review

Broadway World (4/5 stars) 43 days ago

Amy Booth-Steel picked up a ukulele while trying to find a new hobby and started to post performances of candid songs about life on twitter earlier this year. Fast forward to August and she has crafted a solo show, with direction from Kathy Burke, called #HonestAmy - because she, in...

Read the full review

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.

Please login to add a review

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.