Lovely Girls

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (comedy, theatre)

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  • ZOO Southside - Main House
  • 20:50
  • Aug 17
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: The Hiccup Project
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains flashing lights - alcohol is drunk onstage and offered to members of the audience.
  • 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


Chess and Cristina are multi award-winning duo, The Hiccup Project, often introduced as 'the lovely hiccup girls'. At first, they didn't react, because women are supposed to be lovely. But then they started to wonder what else they could be... Using their powerful blend of dance, theatre and comedy, they delve into the ridiculous and limiting contradictions and clichés of being a woman today. Follow Cristina and Chess' poignant, hilarious and truthful journey where they imagine a world where women can be – and do – whatever they want. A celebration of two women, reclaiming their power.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: The level access is via the rear or the builiding. There are 16 steps from the street level to the seating.
  • Wheelchair access type: 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.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Danny O'Hara 119 days ago

Thank you so much for your show. I love dance, physical theatre and clown so I was really keen to see you. My partner and I are only seeing a few paid gigs this year, due to economics and I'm sooooo pleased we picked yours.

Hugely energetic, funny, poignant and full of messages. This is a fantastic show. I loved your movement together, the solo parts, I laughed out loud at times, felt angry at others; the dance floor senario felt so familiar.

Go see this show, it's incredibly good value and a real piece of thought provoking theatre that is still milling around in my head the next day.

CoCoDanse 125 days ago

Witty and powerful show about what it means to grow up as a woman. Cristina and Chess from the Hiccup Project complement each other seamlessly and clearly own the stage. The performers play with lots of great analogies throughout which made the show certainly worth seeing!

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A Younger Theatre (4/5 stars) 99 days ago

Lovely Girls runs at full tilt from the get-go, as Cristina MacKerron and Chess Dillon-Reams enter into a world where women can be whoever they want to be, and do whatever they please. Fuelled by comedy that is at once goofy and sexy, the award-winning duo set the scene of their feminist farce, aided by a rousing soundtrack and a fetching assortment of props.

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Feminist Fringe (4/5 stars) 112 days ago

Overall the show was empowering, exciting and joyous to watch, the performers were captivating and made you want to listen to what they had to say. Throughout the performance the feminist message was loud and clear: for too long women have allowed gender expectations to rule their own understanding of identity and it is time for change.

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Total Theatre 113 days ago

Chess Dillon-Reams and Cristina MacKerron are a Brighton-based comedic dance duo known as The Hiccup Project – and it’s a project worth investing in. Lovely Girls is a piece about imagining and creating a world where women can be – and do – whatever they want. It’s about cracking through...

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Theatre Weekly (5/5 stars) 121 days ago

Overall, Lovely Girls is truly a force to be reckoned with, as it manages to be both explosive in spectacle, and intimate in material. The show is poignant yet punchy, self-aware yet uninhibited, clumsy yet endearing; but at its core, it is a show that Edinburgh’s Fringe is long overdue for, and one that everyone must sit front and centre to experience.

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 123 days ago

With seemingly infinite energy, Cristina MacKerron and Chess Dillon-Reams use dance, physical theatre and comedy to explore the numerous roles women are expected to play in modern society. I’m exhausted just watching, as each sketch reveals a new level of ridiculous, fourth wall-breaking truth – there is at times an...

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (3/5 stars) 125 days ago

Lovely Girls is an all-singing, all-dancing, much thrusting and grimacing show about two young women’s struggles to be themselves. This show explores internalized sexism and social anxiety through a series of delightful, bizarre and often pretty damn funny da...

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