Jojo Sutherland: Riches to Rags

Comedy (stand-up, storytelling)

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  • Gilded Balloon Teviot - Sportsmans
  • 16:15
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Gilded Balloon and Jojo Sutherland present...
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains Distressing Themes, Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Jojo Sutherland grew up in a castle and has steadily worked her way down ever since. Aged 14, her family moved overnight from a castle to a caravan. Would life be different if she hadn't moved? Does dealing with life's unpredictability make you happier? Is laughter the route to eternal happiness? This is Jojo's first solo show for five years and there is a reason for that, but you have to see the show to find out why. Tragedy plus time equals comedy, and the time is now!

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Stairs or lift down to Basement level then level access and some raked seating with stairs inside performance space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (Building Lift)

  • 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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MH 90 days ago

I totally agree with Liam E below. One of two offensive shows I wanted to walk out on and was sorry I didn’t due to a foolishly over-developed British sense of politeness. While her love of her son and her disgust at and hatred of the hypocrisy of the military is understandable, her use of an extremely crude narrative (which EdFringe goers apparently love, more’s the pity), offended me on so many levels. Her son chose to commit sexual assault, to hurt and psychologically damage someone. 5 years commuted to 2.5 in a sex offender jail is a fraction of what his victim has paid and will pay his whole life.

Liam Ellison 97 days ago

0/5 stars. Genuinely the worst thing I've ever seen at the fringe. The description above is only about the first part, the latter part of the shows basically her take on why a sex offender she knows was treated unfairly. In the age of MeToo and supporting victims, this show seems like a relic from a time thankfully gone. Avoid

Jane Mckane 100 days ago

She seems like a lovely lady but what a depressing show . Probably cathartic for jo jo but don’t expect to laugh at this

Zena Harris 104 days ago

We stumbled across Jojo by accident many years ago and now always go and see her if she is performing in Edinburgh. Really funny and engaging comedian with content very different to the norm (no mention of Brexit or Trump - hurray!)
We were gripped throughout and found her subject very thought provoking as well as entertaining
Really recommend seeing Jojo.

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Chortle (3/5 stars) 85 days ago

In her first solo Fringe show in five years, Scottish circuit stalwart JoJo Sutherland tells of how she came from a family so wealthy that she grew up in a castle – but it all disappeared overnight,  forcing them to move into a caravan. ...

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 90 days ago

This is comedian Jojo Sutherland’s first solo show in five years and in the course of Riches to Rags the audience discover why in a tonal shift so jerking it gives the audience whiplash. I am not going to spoil the plot twist but suffice to say, when the brochure...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 96 days ago

It has been a long, long time since I heard a room full of laughing people stunned into silence by a single line. ...

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ScotsGay (5/5 stars) 100 days ago

Jojo Sutherland is a local Edinburgh comedian. She’s usually found at comedy clubs across the country every week, but this Fringe she’s returned for the first time in five years with her own solo show. Let me tell you – it was worth the wait. This is truly stand-up comedy...

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 101 days ago

Jojo Sutherland has been described as the Grande Dame of Scottish Comedy by some and it has been five years since she did her last full length Edinburgh show. The very personal hour she delivers for Fringe 2019 proves … Read More ...

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