The Rude Awakening: Sex, Shame and Liberation

Cabaret and Variety (comedy, theatre)

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  • PBH's Free Fringe @ Voodoo Rooms - French Quarter
  • 16:30
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 18+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Amber Topaz / PBH's Free Fringe
  • Warnings and additional info: Venue Age Restriction: Strictly 18+. Audience Participation, Strong Language/Swearing


Amber Topaz brings you an arousing, amusing, anecdotal romp through life, love and libido. Full of mind-blowing, fascinating biological facts. Intertwined with mad musical numbers highlighting the absurdity of human behaviour under the influence of hormones. An uplifting, life-affirming, thought-provoking journey through conception, chemistry and the quest for human connection. Best Cabaret award, United Solo Festival, New York 2018. Critics Choice, All About the Solo, New York. 'Cabaret show like no other' **** ( 'Physical comedy that's as glorious as her exquisite singing voice... It's a remarkable experience' **** (Gutter Culture).

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Dawn Morrell 83 days ago

Fantastic show that I would reccommend to anyone. I haven't laughed so much for a while! But the powerful message within will stay with you. There is singing, jokes and audience participation but ends on a pretty powerful message that had me feeling emotional. You will feel like you have made a new friend by the end of this show. My advice... Go see it!

Neil Hudson 85 days ago

Hilarious burlesque parodies. The show takes an unexpected swerve near the end and becomes something genuinely moving and life-affirming. You'll leave feeling as if you've got a new best friend.

Leila Kraushaar 87 days ago

I really enjoyed myself at this show. Amber is wonderfully talented and delightfully funny. It was a hilarious hour of giggling and affirming for self worth. I left feeling fantastic and very glad I went. You will too.

Thereza 88 days ago


We went to this show on Thursday and we are still talking about it days later. Absolutely brilliant. There is no need to be indecisive about going to see this, just go - you will love it.

Romilly Cotta 89 days ago

Absolutely banging performance. The song numbers were witty and playful. I wasn’t expecting to hear a song about PMS to the tune of Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush. I was genuinely blown away by this show! If you had shit sex ed at school I’d also recommend this.

Lewis kelly 95 days ago

Absolutely brilliant it’s one of those shows that stick with you days after seeing it. It has a strong and powerful message hidden within. It will make you have a proper belly laugh I’ve seen it 3 times now and each time i see it just gets better and better

Aiga Augspole 95 days ago

The show was amazing. She has beautiful energy and made me smile a lot through the show and after that. ^^ I loved how she turned every subject in a song! I recommend this show!!! ^^ :))

Liam Ellison 97 days ago

Absolutely brilliant! I wasn't expecting much but it was funny, sexy and heart-warming, I left feeling all chocked up. 6stars out of 5 EDIT: I went back again, i plan on going a thrid time, best show at the fringe!!!!

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 88 days ago

Amber Topaz, the inaugural Miss Burlesque UK, brings Edinburgh Fringe a burlesqueless theatrical cabaret experience that is personal, informative, and inclusive. The show is a flurry of musical parody, scientific insight into different aspects of the reproductive system, comedy sketches and anecdotes - and there is much joy to be...

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