Theatre (comedy, storytelling)

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  • Gilded Balloon Teviot - Balcony
  • 14:45
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: Fringe Management, LLC
  • Warnings and additional info: No Latecomers. Contains Distressing Themes, Scenes of Sexual Violence, Strong Language/Swearing
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


In third grade, Diana Varco kicked her crush in the crotch and her relationship with the male sex didn't improve from there. What starts as an innocent look into her dating past turns into a heartbreakingly raw serio-comedy about dating, dysfunction and sexual devastation. Told through the voices of 35 characters, Diana triumphantly tells the story of one individual picking up the broken pieces of herself and putting them back together again. 'Funny, sad, heart-wrenching and hopeful. A true Fringe work of art' ( 'Truly epic. This beautiful soul has completely blown me away' (

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Please be aware this venue can only be accessed by stairs. Once inside there is lift access to Basement level and then 12 steps up to 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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Catherine Curtis 30 days ago

Searingly truthful, this play is an examination of the unconscious and healing in the wake of trauma both buried and apparent. While this show delves into serious pain, it is ultimately triumphant. We see life as a constant work-in-progress, where healing is both individual and a communal effort. The performance is bold and energetic and intimately honest. Only the hardest of hearts will fail to be moved by it.

Janet Trapp 30 days ago

From some of the marketing I expected the show to be a bit more empathetic to others who have experienced pain, loss and grief. The defensive tone of some of the "fans" here is, indeed, the problem. Trauma does not make one immune to criticism!

Pauline 31 days ago

Would thoroughly recommend this show. Diana is really talented - the show manages to be funny, raw and emotional and both myself and my friend left with a lot to think about.

Only downside was an extremely rude man sat in the row behind us constantly mumbling and making sarcastic comments, no doubt the author of the review below.

Graham Anderson 31 days ago

Absolute drivel, poorly performed, don’t waste an hour of your life you’ll never get back!

Alex Lyne 33 days ago

An absolute must see for this year's Fringe. Diana took us on an hilarious journey filled with carefully cultivated characters from her life and from inside her own head. From raucous highs to raw heart-wrenching lows Diana details her own mental healthy journey from incidents at the as a child all the way to her present day self. Her physicality and vocal performance were nuanced and strong from the get go.
Go and see this show!!!

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The List (3/5 stars) 23 days ago

A dynamic autobiographical show about healing...

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 28 days ago

The first character we meet is Shame ...

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Broadway Baby (5/5 stars) 46 days ago

This one woman show featuring Diana Varco sees her shape shift effortlessly into 35 different characters, as she narrates the journey of her self discovery through trauma. Varco expertly showcases the fragmented elements of her mind, each anthropomorphised into its own character, each playing its part in protecting her from...

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