Jess Robinson: The Jess Robinson Experience

Comedy (cabaret, music)

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  • Assembly Rooms - Bijou
  • 19:00
  • Aug 24
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Live Nation in association with Troika
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 12 and above (12+)
  • Accessibility:
    Sight not needed
    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

Description

Award-winning Edinburgh favourite, Jess Robinson, returns with a brand new show and her fabulous live band. Join Jess for a fun-packed hour of comedy, music and vocal fireworks as you're transported by the human jukebox through improvised musical mash-ups and spot on impressions – from TV celebs to stars of the silver screen, via Cardi B and Lady Gaga. Star of The Now Show and The Imitation Game. 'Spot on Diva take-downs... spectacular' (Mail On Sunday). 'Incredible talent... Mind blowing' (Scottish Sun). 'A feel good, celebratory show' (Observer). 'Pitch perfect' (Times).

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General venue access

  • Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Ramped access
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Tony 88 days ago

Amazing vocal range and singing voices, fun songs and raps.

Lucy Beaumont 93 days ago

FIVE STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Funny, moving, clever & brilliant. Jess & her band are top of their game. Incredible impressions, fabulous storytelling and brought me to tears of sadness and then joy.

I can’t recommend this highly enough.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Fringe Bingers 93 days ago

A great song about Aldbury, a touching story about grandmother and some good impressions, but in between those, a bit too much autobiography and vulgarity and not enough wit for our taste. Suitable more for 14+ than 12+. 2.5*

Jessikah Salmons 96 days ago

Go! Go! Go!
Incredible show, stunning talent, fabulous vocals, wonderful band. An hour of total joy.

Thank you for an amazing show ❤️

Richard Collier 97 days ago

The mysteriously named Assembly ‘Bijou’ (it’s been called the Spiegeltent for the last 90 years!) is the perfect venue for Jess Robinson. Part tribute, part parody, part pastiche, part mimic, all full flight diva (in the nice sense). She streams seamlessly from Streisand to Minelli to Stefani to Julie Andrews to Gaga to the Queen to Britney, and, thanks to clever judgement on her part, she manages to skewer her targets’ foibles and idiosyncrasies without a hint of viciousness or sour grapes. You get that she idolises and reveres these people…. even as she’s sticking the knife in.


A lot of Fringe shows end on an earnest personal story, which often seems a bit manufactured, but Jess’s segue to her grandmother sits organically with the rest of the show (and she has mentioned her gran frequently in the past), so the emotional punch at the end feels genuine (no spoilers).

Hats off to the band – keeping up with Hurricane Jessica can’t be easy. While she could just rely on her uncanny impressions, she’s gone the extra mile to create a wider, more original, dazzling theatrical experience which needs a band to match. So far, the only show I’ll go back to again next week.

david kernick 97 days ago

A tad disappointed last year but what a GREAT show this was. Jess is a consummate performer with a show at the top of her game. And a fantastic band!

Jackie Ruben 98 days ago

Jess Robinson's show last night was a joyful hour of supremely good singing, really excellent impressions, delightful comedy, sincere pathos and some hilarious and completely 'unexpected' moments- Her highly talented band back her and participate in the show really connecting with Jess on every level. We have seen all Jess's shows in Edinburgh and this one may be even more brilliant than the others - do not miss THE JESS ROBINSON EXPERIENCE !

Lucy Flowings 99 days ago

This was an amazing show. Jess is just so good - and her band are great too! I’ve already been to see it once and I’m coming back twice more, with my mum and sisters, and then with the girls from work. It made me laugh and made me cry. Jess should win all of the awards.

Yemimah Cole 99 days ago

I saw Jess last year....I was in tears laughing and was blown away with her stunningly beautiful voice and impressions.
I saw her new show tonight and have no words for how good this show is.
Last year she was one of the festival highlights for me but she has topped it this year. Not only does the show have all the comedy, spot-on impressions and incredible vocal dexterity of last year but it has a depth which left me laughing out loud, moved to tears and back to tears of joy.
I can't recommend it, and her, strongly enough...I'm a new, devoted fan!

(And that's to say nothing of the band and pianist which...you have to see it!!)

Max Leadley-Brown 99 days ago

The show was utterly captivating. As others have said it is a heady mix of hilarious songs, incredible singing, Kate Bush double appearance and bittersweet memories. It was utterly joyous and worth every minute! This is the fifth(!) show I’ve seen of hers and they keep getting better!

Lesley Currie 100 days ago

This is the third time I have seen Jess at the Fringe, and it won't be the last. The show as the title implies is an experience. She is funny, an incredible singer, an outstanding impressionist and a great storyteller,so if you like any of these things go see the show you won't be disappointed. I went in with high expectations based on previous years and left with a smile in my face.


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Squirrelcomedy.com 82 days ago

Jess Robinson’s forte is musical impressions of famous divas, but she is also a dab hand at other vocal impressions and a very funny conversational comic to boot.

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The List (3/5 stars) 83 days ago

Quirky, high-energy comedy and musical impressions...

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The Sunday Post (5/5 stars) 84 days ago

It’s lucky the circus-like tent that forms The Assembly Rooms’ Bijou venue is held down well, otherwise the sheer power of Jess Robinson’s vocals would surely blow it away.

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Theatre Weekly (3/5 stars) 86 days ago

If you saw the 11th series of Britain’s Got Talent, you might know that Jess Robinson is a very talented impressionist, whose repertoire ranges from Shakira to Shirley Bassey to Sonya from Eastenders. However, the voice that stars in Jess Robinson’s new show is very much her own.

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