Socially Awkward Penguin

Comedy (stand-up, multimedia)

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Description

Have you ever found yourself in an awkward social situation? Ever wished there was a guide to help you navigate your way through life's trickier interactions? Do you want a penguin? Then join Emmy Fyles (Comedy Central, BBC Three) in a multimedia extravaganza as she endeavours to solve these problems for you (apart from the one about wanting a penguin, obviously. You’re on your own there). ‘Superb comic timing, clever, original writing – one to watch!' **** (FunnyWomen.com). One of the Guardian's Best Shows of the Fringe 2018.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: 8 steps up into the main area
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Adam D 117 days ago

Ever feel socially awkward? Go see this show. Never feel socially awkward and want to find out what that’s like? Go see this show. Fantastic show that will keep you laughing!

Joanne Beggs 121 days ago

Fringe 2019 is packed with fantastic female comedy talent and Emmy Fyles has a firm place on the list. There’s loads of laughs in this beautifully structured show about social awkwardness. Emmy uses film and images to great effect but she’s a bright, energetic live performer who has a fantastic rapport with her audience

Josh More 124 days ago

Saw Emmy’s previous years show and had a brilliant time, so made sure to come back to catch the new one. A great show full of laughs and heart, absolutely worth making a trip for.

Jacqui Wilson 124 days ago

First saw Emmy Fyles at 2018's EdFringe; How To Live Your Best Life and absolutely loved it. So much so, we decided to make the 4.5 hour trip to see her again this year. It was well worth the journey. Her show Socially Awkward Penguin certainly didn't disappoint. Just as sleek just as funny and perfect comedic timing. Utterly orginial and relateable. Great start to our day at the Fringe. A must see!


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Deadline News (4/5 stars) 127 days ago

EMMY FYLES is “like a female Mr Bean”, wearing her onesie and holding nothing back as her show surrounds one central theme – social awkwardness.

What’s interesting about Emmy is that she is not a stereotypical stand-up comedian, she herself is socially awkward! Hence why for her being a comedian is fantastic because the conversation is “one-way”.

Emmy covers a vast range of topics from the lap dancing bars of Edinburgh, international leaders, her mother, weddings, Hollywood, social media, blind dates and many, many more.

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One4Review (3/5 stars) 131 days ago

The venue is definitely a third participant in this show (alongside audience and performer). It’s basically a big bar, so no house lights, and a good chance some of the people in the bay seating will be facing the wrong … Read More ...

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