Maria Shehata: Hero

Comedy (stand-up, storytelling)

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  • Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market - Bottom
  • 17:15
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: PBJ Management
  • Warnings and additional info: Strong Language/Swearing Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue
  • 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

Description

Failed love, crippling debt and living with an angry 83-year-old. Not exactly what Maria had in mind when she left LA for the UK. ‘A slick, gag-driven US-approach’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘A charming, engaging storyteller’ (BroadwayWorld.com). ‘I love Maria Shehata’ (Bill Burr).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: There is one step to enter the venue through the main entrance. Wheelchair users will be entered through a separate entrance via ramp.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp

  • Stairs: 1
    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

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Within Her Words (4/5 stars) 23 days ago

In amongst the chaos of Edinburgh Fringe this gentle comedy show is a total find. Take things down a notch and relax with a drink and some lovely company in Maria Shehata!

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The List (3/5 stars) 29 days ago

A decent hour about family relationships and one very tense encounter...

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The Student Newspaper 30 days ago

Shehata’s Hero focuses primarily on her life experience, which works very well for the warmth and charisma she emanates. The show comes together in an appealing narrative that has the audience engaged and in laughter throughout. Ultimately, Hero is about finding strength in yourself- to be the hero in your own life – in a light-hearted, comedic manner.

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Voice Magazine (4/5 stars) 31 days ago

Whilst Maria Shehara: Hero never swings for the fences, it’s a consistently great and personal hour of stand-up.

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One4Review (3/5 stars) 36 days ago

Maria Shehata is of Egyptian Coptic Christian heritage and American nationality, but feels most at home living in Britain. It is navigating her identity as a grown woman and the expectations on her from these cultures, which forms the context … Read More ...

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Broadway World (3/5 stars) 45 days ago

Do you ever worry about how a comedian is doing? Maria Shehata's 2017 Edfringe show finished with an uncertain future for a relationship she had moved across the world for, so I wanted to check in and see how things were going for her. It turns out that relationship did...

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