Lauren Booth: Accidentally Muslim

Theatre (solo show, true-life)

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  • Gilded Balloon Teviot - Billiard Room
  • 12:00
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: AM Productions
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


The daughter of a troubled TV star, Lauren Booth survives a house fire, embraces Soho hedonism and ends up being the skeleton in her family's closet. Her biggest surprise comes when she wakes up in a mosque to a shocking revelation. Accidentally Muslim tracks Lauren Booth's journey from hedonism to Hajj on a social and spiritual adventure. A nuanced one-woman show, performed with brisk honesty and sharp humour, sweeps from the suburbs of North London to the olive groves of Palestine, exploring a life of activism, the celebrity jungle and life's big questions.

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  • Accessible entry: Please be aware this venue can only be accessed by stairs. Once inside there is lift access to Basement level and then 12 steps up to venue.
  • 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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Amanda Rogers 88 days ago

Very funny, thought provoking and interesting show! I enjoyed it tremendously!

Catherine 89 days ago

Went to see this over a week ago and really enjoyed it. I had read Lauren’s book a while ago, so already knew the story a bit. Like the book, I found there were moments that made me laugh out loud and things that brought tears to my eyes.
I had forgotten that Lauren worked as an actress and this really showed; she’s a great, entertaining performer masha Allah!
Definitely a show worth seeing.

Anjum 89 days ago

Entertaining, energetic, funny and moving. Really enjoyed it.

May Parris 103 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed Lauren Booth's solo show! There were two strands: a political journey, and a spiritual journey. The spiritual journey of self-development and attaining a higher goal outweighed the other aspects of her life narrative. She is a compelling raconteur, and by the end of the show we are all convinced of our common humanity and being all members of one human race, and the creation of one God. Go see the show to get a better understanding of faith and spirituality!

Hasan Al-Habib 105 days ago

The best show I've seen at the Fringe so far. A compelling story matched by great acting, Lauren's comic performances had me laughing and the humanity and tragedy of what she had to say had me in tears. A must for anyone, regardless of your background or beliefs, I guarantee it will change the way you think about politics, belief and the middle east.

P Holmes 106 days ago

It's an interesting story of spiritual conversion performed very well by Lauren Booth. I recommend it, especially of you are a Muslim or have an interest in the Muslim religion.

susan young 107 days ago

First show of the fringe and I was very impressed I would now want to read the book It is a well delivered reflection of a personal story I didn't know

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The List (3/5 stars) 97 days ago

Blair's sister-in-law gets political, then spiritual...

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The Edinburgh Review (4/5 stars) 97 days ago

The story of her conversion is fascinating, stemming from a trip to Gaza from Cyprus. This all stems from the kindness of strangers but it strikes a chord at the right time in Ms Booth’s life.

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 98 days ago

When Lauren – then named Sarah – Booth began working at the top end of the British media in 1997, for publications including the New Statesman and the Mail on Sunday, she recounts walking onto jobs “as quick as you can say Tony Blair’s sister-in-law.” ...

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ScotsGay (3/5 stars) 98 days ago

As we enter the venue, a man is singing, presumably in Arabic: I hear the word bismillah, familiar from Bohemian Rhapsody, but don’t understand the rest. A woman dressed in black stands up and turns to face us: she is dressed in a flowing hijab with just a slit through...

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 106 days ago

Journalist Lauren Booth’s first solo show, Accidentally Muslim, promises a journey from ‘Soho hedonism’ to a shocking revelation in a mosque. The journey she actually goes on – through life and through this performance – is fascinating in its own right but doesn’t match the one promised. Accidentally Muslim outlines...

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