Isabelle Farah: Ellipsis

Theatre (comedy)

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  • Assembly Roxy - Central
  • 19:45
  • Aug 28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: RBM Comedy
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing themes, Strong language/swearing
  • 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 18 months


Stand-up is the outlet that keeps you sane. The nature of the game is to turn everything into punchlines. But can you do it if you feel all-consuming sadness? 'In some ways I wanted my therapist to come and watch me to see how f*cking hilarious I am and in others I thought how odd it would be performing to someone who's seen so far behind my mask. Would he even find it funny or just sit there knowing what I was hiding?' Ellipsis explores grieving, authenticity and being funny.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Ramp access from ground level. If not using the ramp there is 2 steps into the venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    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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Ian J Cole 149 days ago

Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Isabelle Farah: Ellipsis (4**** Sinners Review) a must-see show

Daily Mail 152 days ago

Put this moving comedy at top of your must see list

Peter Nyland 156 days ago

Difficult subject very sensitively handled. Entertaining and informing - would highly recommend. Isabelle’s performance was warm, funny and touching.


If you see one show at Fringe, make it this one.

5 ways we would describe the show: Heart wrenching, moving/tear jerker, thought provoking, unique perspective into standup comedy, memorable.

This performance was outstanding. Moved CM to tears, very topical, thought provoking and an incredibly interesting insight into the world of both therapy and comedy.

Tracey Anderson 163 days ago

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5-stars
Isabelle Puts her heart and soul into this performance and will make you laugh and cry - amazing passionate performance and definitely not your run of the mill show

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(4/5 stars) 145 days ago

Put this moving comedy at the top of your list

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Chortle (4/5 stars) 152 days ago

Isabelle Farah knows her place in the comedy firmament.

She memorably describes progressing as a stand-up as a series of levels: from level one, joking about simple subjects like your ethnicity, being single or your job, to level five, able to process complex topics and raw emotions through the filter of comedy.

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Chortle (4/5 stars) 154 days ago

The show is more about our inability to process grief than it is about loss itself, and is quietly profound in the way it does so.

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The List (3/5 stars) 160 days ago

Ellipsis recounts her first year struggling under the cloud of grief: sitting through an office job with gritted teeth, performing gigs, over-medicating and over-drinking. She prides herself on 'coping' well; that is, until she isn't. Such feelings cannot be pushed aside, or made light of through humour, her therapist points out, before they're faced with head-on. The pain of loss demands to be felt.

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 160 days ago

A moving, honest show that blends a deeply personal account with canny observations and a great sense of humour

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Theatre, Films and Art Reviews (4/5 stars) 161 days ago

Combining her experiences in learning how to be a stand-up comic and dealing with the trauma of grief. Farah entwines the two into part of her therapy while she is learning to cope with life by breaking it up into funny one-liners, well on the surface perhaps she is. Only her therapist has seen behind the “mask”.

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