Njambi McGrath: Accidental Coconut

Comedy (stand-up, storytelling)

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Description

Brexit seems inescapable as the British stand at the crossroads of self-identity and nostalgia of a bygone era of an empire. This show is a juxtaposition of loss of a people from opposing sides. Those mourning from loss of former glory and those mourning how that former glory impacted on their lives ripping apart their innocence. In the era when the British people are re-examining who they are as a people, and in relation to the rest of the world. Njambi scrutinises her own story; from the other side of the empire.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Off Blair st, it is down a windy set of around 6 - 8 steps. Once inside the space there are a number of steps up into the bar area. Down into the performance area there are around 15 steps
  • 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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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

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The Skinny (3/5 stars) 4 days ago

Njambi McGrath takes us on a heavy-hitting, whistle-stop tour of African history in Accidental Coconut. She walks us through facts that may be hard to hear, but are harder still to experience, so it’s certainly a subject worthy of the attention of Fringe audiences. To add to that, it is...

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To Do List (4.5/5 stars) 5 days ago

Perfectly pitched that relentlessly yet entertainingly dismantles the occasionally rose-tinted view of the UK’s colonial past.Njambi McGrath is not here to tiptoe around the big issues of race and Euro-centrism. The ethnic imbalance within comedy (at the Fringe, or beyond) still means that when a person of colour delivers a...

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (4/5 stars) 7 days ago

McGrath enters the room with a joy and an exuberance that immediately uplifts the audience. You don’t expect a show about apartheid in Kenya to be so hilarious, and yet, in McGrath’s Accidental Coconut, this i...

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One4Review (3/5 stars) 15 days ago

Njambi McGrath is making her Fringe debut this year and is an engaging comic originally from Kenya. Having the confidence to persuade her audience nearer the front and the explanation of how the show title came about she is off … Read More ...

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The List (3/5 stars) 20 days ago

Engaging but sketchy look at African identities...

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