Northern Power Blouse – Touching Cloth

Comedy (sketch show)

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  • PBH's Free Fringe @ Opium - Upstairs
  • 15:35
  • Aug 24
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Northern Power Blouse / PBH Free Fringe
  • Warnings and additional info: Venue Age Restriction: Strictly 18+. Audience Participation, Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.


Three feisty northerners present their debut sketch hour packed with big characters, silly songs and highly flammable polyester. They've written sketches for Comedy Central, Comic Relief, BBC Three and Radio 4 and have been finalists for BAFTA Rocliffe, the BBC Caroline Aherne Funny Northern Women Bursary and Musical Comedy Awards 2018. Semi-finalists for Leicester Square Sketch Off 2019. Join the gang as they explore their ridiculous worries, from smear tests to dating apps to mindfulness. 'Charmingly foolish' ( 'Larger than life' ( 'Their talents are obvious' (List).

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General venue access

  • Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: There are 10 steps up into he performance space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
    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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Sarah S 96 days ago

This is sketch comedy at its best. Funny, sharp, clever: it is everything you want from a show. The Power Blouses all compliment each other as performers and you really feel like they're having the time of their lives. Get to this show. You'll be sad if you miss it.

Melanie Morris 96 days ago

Loved loved loved this - saw the girls las year and it was the show of the fringe for me and they haven’t disappointed this year ! Biggest laugh of the fringe - brilliant !

Leila Kraushaar 96 days ago

Laughed a lot and got a jammie dodger. A very good use of an hour.

James Falconer 98 days ago

For Edinburgh Fringe purists this is a must see production! The sketch show has been in retreat for the last couple of years, but this trio have sharply honed vignettes that have audiences in stitches. A perfect riposte to the tired self centred 'stand up' shows that dominate the fringe festival.

If, like me, you enjoy well written sketches, you should ensure this show is penciled into your schedule. Already looking forward to next year.

Patricia Glanville 98 days ago

Over from Spain on holiday...never stopped laughing at this show...Cassie Atkinson is a star in the making...they deserve their own TV show

Rich Blaikie 99 days ago

Superbly silly sketches, unashamedly rough and ready, delightfully Northern, proper Fun. And free biscuits - what's not to love? Do yourself a favour, spend some time with these lovely folk and don't forget to grease their bucket at the end

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Gonzo Mag (5/5 stars) 96 days ago

The credit goes to the writers and performers themselves: Cassie Atkinson, Kat Butterfield and Jack Robertson. All established comedians in their own right they gel well as the Power Blouse trio. Their act is well timed, witty and intuitively written and full of energy, so much so that the 60+ audience members were all in stitches throughout the entirety of the show.

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