Siân Docksey – Pole Yourself Together!

Comedy (stand-up, dance)

  • Pleasance Dome - 10Dome
  • 19:10
  • Aug 28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Siân Docksey
  • Warnings and additional info: This show will contain strong language and references to sexual assault.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    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


Pole dancing comedian Siân Docksey (as seen on BBC Three, 'Joy and bewilderment in equal measure' ****(Skinny)) cheerfully ignores climate disaster, another recession and the steady creep of fascism to see if hanging off a stick can make you stop thinking about death. A brand-new genre-smashing philosophical dance-comedy party. And/or just a woman having an existential crisis on a stick, probably. Co-created with Jake Wood. Directed by Alexander Bennett. 'It's awesome and like no comedy you've ever seen' ( 'Upsetting burlesque' (Audience review).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Main queue at entrance to venue. Access to space via locked lift, please notify the venue ahead of your visit if you require use of the lift and ask at the box office upon arrival for access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Lift (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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John Samore 101 days ago

My wife and I were absolutely delighted by this show and wish our five daughters had some of this gal's moxie. She creatively uses her physical gifts and incisive wit to raise worthy issues for discussion and appreciation. Highly recommended to anyone whose rear end is not in buns.

Ethan 104 days ago

Twirling around a pole every day of the month when most others are doing a week at most of standing still with a mic this year, Siân has definitely taken up an extremely difficult task this year.

It definitely pays off as one of the most impressive shows I've seen this year. As usual, I wasn't surprised to have laughed more often and more loudly at this show than any other this year!

An absurd exploration of existential dread through silly dances, the stupid genius behind the comedy always makes me laugh before we even get to the punchline - 5 stars, if that means anything this year.

Ian Bowden 106 days ago

If you're weary from all the Edinburgh hills, shame yourself into pushing on after watching Sian's incredible energy and ability to concentrate on the physical requirements of using the pole, without dropping a beat with the comedy.

Stephanie J 110 days ago

Impressive, hilarious and clever! Siân really managed to take two things she is great at and make them both somehow even more awesome! Everything I love about stand-up combined with a fun energy that reminds me of good sketch comedy. There is never a dull moment in this show that managed to keep my existential dread at bay for a full hour! Can recommend to all Pisces Sun, Aries Moon, Leo Rising and to be honest anyone who has a sense of humour!

CD 111 days ago

This is a fast paced show which is funny, serious and athletic in equal measure, one of the quirky gems in which the Fringe excels.

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (5/5 stars) 96 days ago

How funny that a show focused so much on dread left me feeling so happy.

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LondonTheatre1 (4/5 stars) 104 days ago

A hilarious absurdist feminist extravaganza in her debut hour at the Edinburgh Fringe.

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Starburst Magazine (4/5 stars) 106 days ago

The humour is rich and clever, as well as solid geeky fun in places.

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EdFringe Review (4/5 stars) 110 days ago

She is playful, engaging and endearing, and has successfully combined her talents to produce a show that is as unique and entertaining as she is.

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Voice Mag (5/5 stars) 110 days ago

Endearing and puzzling in equal measure, this is a show that has something for everyone, but if you’re a millennial then the show is going to really speak to you. All that angst we’re feeling? Totally valid. And apparently, the best way of dealing with it is baring all in a dark room to a bunch of strangers. I’ll get my bikini!

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Fest (3/5 stars) 111 days ago

An entertaining and offbeat Fringe hour from the pole dancing comedian

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