The Perfect Body

Theatre (solo show, international)

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A one-woman show; a brilliant and sometimes grotesque monologue which speaks to the neurosis of wanting to be healthy at all costs. Incorporating themes on the vicious cycle of industrial production of our food and societal obsessions over healthy eating, fitness, holistic lifestyles and believing that old age should be feared, The Perfect Body has received incredible reviews and sold-out audiences in Italy. Translated by Marco Quaglia, The Perfect Body will be performed by Savignoni in English for the first time at its Edinburgh debut.

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  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

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Jules Fringegoer 108 days ago

An extraordinary 5 star performance. Your attention will be held for every second of the hour and the transformation at the end is as memorable as your fringe theatre experience will get this year.

Laura P 112 days ago

I was surprised by the show.
It’s dynamic, incredibly interesting yet deep and meaningful.
The actress - which is extremely talented - was able to keep the audience’s interested till the end.
Brilliant brilliant brilliant show!!!!

Michael Murphy 112 days ago

Absolutely loved this show - Lavinia is a great talent and the show is clever, highly original and engaging. Great energy throughout - go see it!

Nathan 113 days ago

Lavinia Savignoni puts the perfect in The Perfect Body! In an energetic, dynamic performance, she educates and entertains, shape-shifting, fact-dispensing and provoking thought en route. The one-actor show has great momentum and when the laughs were replaced with pathos, this audience member’s eyes welled up. A tiny venue meant we all had our share of eye contact, which I sometimes find awkward, but somehow Lavinia brought an intimacy to her interactions. And her ballet is fabulous!

I can’t recommend this show enough - I entered the venue hungry and wanting a burger. When I left, having seen the show, I opted for a tofu pad thai!

Ombretta Lecca 119 days ago

This show it's absolutely reccomanded.
Funny and actual, the actress match perfectly the role, she is full of energy and humor.
It's reflect in a funny way a theme very critical and deep.***** stars!!

Angelo Zanfardino 120 days ago

The show is essential viewing. Amazing, unique performance led by a very exceptional talent in a hour monologue full of energy, reflection, laughter about human beings modern obsessions and deep insight of fragility of humankind. Highly recommended

andrew 121 days ago


The most incredible charge that a performer can transmit .

A must see event!

Mark Morrison 121 days ago

High octane talent - High octane show - Thoroughly recommend spending a ‘perfect hour’ with this ‘perfect performer’!

Robcat 121 days ago

Another fab show at this year's fringe. How much do we really think about the food we consume? This one woman show is an emotional rollercoaster. Funny, manic, sad and thought provoking in equal measure. Go see it.

R. M. 121 days ago

The fears and paranoic issues of any human being living under the pressure of a healthier, richer, fitter, faster, and nonetheless hysterical life. Funny and deep. Entertaining and uptodate.
You can not miss it!

David Stephens 122 days ago

Definitely worth a visit.
Lavinia is just a remarkable performer.
110% energy in an hour long, physically demanding monologue in an. Forwign language (for her, rest assured the show is in faultless English ....)
One of the most impressive solo performances Inhave ever seen. An incredible talent.

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Ed Fringe Review (5/5 stars) 107 days ago

Up close and personal with the human flesh...

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Ed Fringe Review (4/5 stars) 107 days ago

Savignoni manages to create the energy and dynamics expected of a plentiful ensemble all by herself...

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Everything Theatre (3/5 stars) 110 days ago

Lavinia Savignoni is the mastermind behind this self-penned dark satire. A poignant criticism of the current obsession for the perfect body, which entails punishing health regimes whilst denying eating as a pleasurable activity. Barely pausing for almost an hour, she only slows down in the last five minutes, when the lights are lowered, and the message is delivered.

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The Edinburgh Reporter (3/5 stars) 124 days ago

In The Perfect Body, Italian actress Lavinia Savignoni’s one woman show at PQA [email protected] Riddle’s Court, a lifestyle guru starts to question the validity of her

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