Louisa Fitzhardinge: Comma Sutra

Comedy (cabaret)

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  • Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose - Nip
  • 21:00
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: Australia
  • Group: Carrie Hardie for Serious Comedy
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience Participation, 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 2 years


Louisa's found true love in the English language, but it's hard being a grammar nerd when people keep selling 'fresh strawberry's' and misusing the word literally. All she really wants is someone to snuggle up on the couch and seductively whisper puns into her ear. Ideally in multiple languages. Is that too much to ask? Louisa Fitzhardinge is a musical comedian, improviser and grammar nerd, appearing regularly with Australia's best musical improvisers. Comma Sutra has enjoyed critical acclaim and sold-out seasons at cabaret and comedy festivals across Australia. This is its Edinburgh debut.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Patrons enter the building via either 3 shallow steps or the platform lift at the front of the building. Please note the platform lift is only suitable for manual wheelchairs and not power wheelchairs. The Nip can be accessed via the building lift to the 1st floor. The Accessible toilet is located on the Basement level. Please make yourself known to a member of staff (in a pink t-shirt) if you require assistance or require a specific seat.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Richard Semmens 149 days ago

A witty, laugh out loud show. A very enjoyable hour. If you are a person who notices incorrect possessive apostrophes out there, you should go and laugh with your people.

Simon Baxter 151 days ago

This is a witty and engaging show. It has a quirky theme woven through it that deserves a wider audience. Louisa Fitzhardinge has a distinctive and charming stage presence which held the audiences attention throughout. Her lively patter and witty lyrics are well worth hearing.

Yorkshire Sue 151 days ago

Excellent show. Witty, entertaining and educational (is that comma in the right place Louisa?). This was a last minute choice and it did not disappoint. Confidently and articulately delivered. Thank you best show we have seen.

Ellen 154 days ago

Very clever show with funny grammar and language jokes. Didn’t realise it would be mostly song-based/musical theatre but that made me enjoy it more!

Kim 155 days ago

A clever little show if you like all things grammatical!

Naomi 167 days ago

We saw Louisa do a spot at Fast Fringe and decided to go and see her show. She did not disappoint! Her show is full of puns as varied as the languages she uses throughout. If you like songs, dad jokes, and Oxford commas, then you should see this show.

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Voice Magazine (3/5 stars) 151 days ago

Comma Sutra is ideal for any grammar enthusiast looking for a light-hearted production providing relief from the distress of grammatical errors, as well as those looking for some English language tips.

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Bouquets and Brickbats (3/5 stars) 160 days ago

It’s a pleasure to spend an hour in the company of this charming pedant, and I leave with a smile on my face as I think about ‘oak croissants’.

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The Skinny (3/5 stars) 164 days ago

Louisa Fitzhardinge has fifteen different letters of the alphabet in her name – including all the vowels – and any less than that would be a blight on her grammar nerd persona. Or should that be fewer? In any case, this breezy, light-hearted cabaret about Fitzhardinge’s love of language is...

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 165 days ago

Louisa Fitzhardinge’s magnum opus, Comma Sutra, promises to twang on the heartstrings of all us self-appointed vigilante protectors of the fundamental principles of the English Language. Please note, recipients of pedantry, we prefer this term to ‘Grammar Nazi’. She walks on stage looking the part – complete with comma brooch...

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