Sarah Kendall: Paper Planes

Comedy (stand-up, storytelling)

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  • Assembly George Square Studios - Two
  • 19:00
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Mick Perrin Worldwide
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 14 and above (14+)(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.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


Multi award-winning comedian Sarah Kendall returns to Edinburgh with a spellbinding hour of storytelling. Paper Planes is the latest offering from the writer and star of the acclaimed Radio 4 series Australian Trilogy. Stories that are by turns moving, funny, and usually a bit depressing in places. Double Writers’ Guild of Britain Award winner. Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee. BBC Audio Drama Award winner. 'Phenomenal storytelling, funny and soulful by turns, this is comedy that restores your sense of wonder' ( ***** (Fest). ***** ( ***** (Skinny).

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General venue access

  • Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: There are 12 steps into this venue.
  • 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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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 62 days ago

Sarah Kendall has an uncanny knack of combining hilarity, despair and cerebral storytelling in her shows and while Paper Planes isn’t her strongest work – it’s an entertaining way to pass an hour. London-based Australian Kendall begins her show with a gentle mocking of the audience. We’re not the happy-go-lucky,...

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (3/5 stars) 62 days ago

Sarah Kendall is a spinner of stories, a teller of tales. A master of meditative musings. The Australian took a side road from straight stand-up quite a few years ago and she's become incredibly successful at it. The double Edinburgh Comedy Awards nominee...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 66 days ago

Sarah Kendall has had writer’s block. ...

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Chortle (3/5 stars) 68 days ago

Sarah Kendall’s facility for blending laughter, heartache and the big questions in life is as strong as ever in this hour that whizzes by, but lingers in the soul for a while after. ...

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 68 days ago

There have been questions over the years as to if Sarah Kendall is a comedian or should her always beautifully crafted shows she performs to large audiences should actually sit more comfortably in the spoken word and storytelling spheres. And … Read More ...

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The Times [paywall] (4/5 stars) 71 days ago

Since evolving from straight stand-up into storytelling earlier this decade, Sarah Kendall has become one of the most consistently compelling performers in comedy. The BBC Radio 4 versions of her Edinburgh Fringe shows — inspired by her upbringing in Newcastle, New South Wales — have won her awards. This show,...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 78 days ago

A frequently comment on Sarah Kendall’s last few Fringe shows is that she’s more storyteller than comedian. Paper Planes is unlikely to win over those critics; not only is it a story-based show, it doubles down on another of Kendall’s favourite subjects in that it’s about the art of storytelling...

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