Sara Barron: Enemies Closer

Comedy (stand-up)

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  • Pleasance Courtyard - Upstairs
  • 20:30
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 18+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Show And Tell in association with Dawn Sedgwick Management
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains strong language.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    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.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


2018 Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee, Sara returns to the Fringe following her five-star debut hour and two sell-out runs at London's Soho Theatre. Her stunning new show examines kindness, meanness, ex-boyfriends, ex-girlfriends, current husbands, all four of her remaining friends, and two of her twelve enemies. 'An excellent line in cynicism about sex, life and friendship' (Evening Standard). 'Darkly humorous... smart... acerbic... endearingly charming' (Bust). 'Filthy and fearless' **** (Telegraph). 'A raucous, unapologetic hour with big laughs' ***** (Skinny). ***** ( ***** ( ***** (

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Queue in courtyard. For access via locked lift ask staff or at Box Office.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 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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Brett Spencer 120 days ago

Excellent show by Sara Barron at the Pleasance who expends a huge amount of energy covering the stage. Shame its only an hour, felt like she has loads more, see her before the venues get big.

Paul Taylor 125 days ago

We’ve seen Sara a number of times over the years and it’s great to see she’s getting (by the size of theatres she is now playing) more popular each year. Overhearing people’s comments after leaving it seemed everyone really enjoyed her show and we just find her the best observational comedy that makes you slightly ashamed of yourself! Sharp, great energy, and the perfect mix of both self loathing and egotism. Go see.

Susan Stewart 126 days ago

Very funny comedian who we haven’t seen before. Great delivery and dealt with pint being spilt all over performance area in a great way

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Voice Magazine (4/5 stars) 114 days ago

Sara has charisma, and I'm not just saying that because she said she did at least four times in the first half an hour — which by the way Sara is one of those things you’re supposed to let other people say about you — but she really does have a presence on stage that brings her performance alive.

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Fest (4/5 stars) 117 days ago

You wouldn’t want to make an enemy of Sara Barron – especially when you hear what she says about her friends. After her nomination for the Comedy Award’s Best Newcomer in 2018, Enemies brings to mind the words of Jean-Paul Sartre: “Hell is other people.” Though the big philosophical question at...

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The List (4/5 stars) 119 days ago

Knockout material and charismatic delivery from last year's Best Newcomer nominee...

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The Guardian (3/5 stars) 120 days ago

The men have gone sensitive, it’s been said of this year’s fringe comedy – while female standups are occupying the sexed-up, raucous space left in their wake. Sara Barron is a case in point. Her new show couldn’t be brassier, sassier or louder-mouthed if it tried. It’s a leap forward...

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The Herald [paywall] (5/5 stars) 122 days ago

There's bold and then there's ballsy. If Sara Barron's press release announced that her middle name was Cojones, there'd be no argument from me. Last year's Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee is back with a cocktail of confessions that's gloriously heavy on the bitters. Ex-boyfriends, hated girlfriends and James...

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 122 days ago

It had not been the best day. Rain, shows running late even a fire alarm at the venue. What was required was an hour of top class comedy to make things better and that is exactly what I got. American, … Read More ...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 125 days ago

Sara Barron reckons that being in the UK for seven years and in a relationship for eight has sucked the pep out of her, the enthusiasm and entitlement that are otherwise Americans’ manifest destiny. ...

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 128 days ago

Sara Barron returns to the Fringe after a bumper year in 2018 where her show For Worse as nominated for Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcommer. No pressure then. Barron is a born performer, which makes it even more surprising she only made the switch to stand-up in her mid-thirties, and...

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Chortle (4/5 stars) 128 days ago

Sara Barron admits she can be seen as ‘mean and judgmental’. Although she prefers to put a more positive spin on it, considering herself ‘honest and perceptive’. ...

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (5/5 stars) 130 days ago

If you were to judge your friends on their humour and love for comedy alone, and some of them told you they had no idea who Sara Barron was, the verdict would be that they’ve probably been living under a rock,...

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