Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing

Comedy (stand-up, storytelling)

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  • Pleasance Dome - QueenDome
  • 19:00
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Restriction)
  • Country: Denmark
  • Group: IAM Presents
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains strong language and adult themes.
  • 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


The Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer winner is back with a comedy show about memory and swings specifically for bums. As seen on Live from the BBC and her own episode of Comedy Central Specials.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Main queue inside Dome at left of building. 5 steps up to the space or Level access to left of venue — ask staff for assistance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    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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Paul Rayner 86 days ago

Clever, polished, crafted. Sofia Hagen has some fabulous one liners, and tells an incredible tale. Light until a heart-breaking finale - just enough to make you love her.

Samantha Jones 88 days ago

Sophie pauses and almost expects a laugh, the audience feels obliged. The delivery is flat and unexciting.

The subject matter she brings forth is brave and should be commended, but this is meant to be a standup comedy- that alone does not warrant a laugh, you have to do something with it.

It seems wrong that this show is selling out night after night, whilst more talented comedians are struggling at the fringe this year.

Perhaps Sophie should actually listen back on some of her recordings of her shows and pick them apart for improvement.

David Murphy 96 days ago

Sofie Hagen is the ultimate antidote to all thats wrong with standup; she's funny without offending, clever without demeaning. Her show this year seamlessly blends reflections on the construction of memory, cultural commentary & her own painful autobiography. Not to mention an illusion to knock the smug grin from the face of any TV magician! Not to be missed.

Jon Musker 100 days ago

Absolutely brilliant, first time I have seen Sofie Hagen performing live and it was impeccable. Honest and truthful and very funny 5*

Pauline Eyre 103 days ago

She's done it again. What a fantastic show - beautifully constructed and laugh out loud funny from start to finish.

She's so in control of the performance, and of the audience's emotions and responses. And you know you're in safe hands.

I don't want to spoil it by saying anything about the content, I just urge you to see it!

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The Student Newspaper 80 days ago

Hagen is sarcastic and self-depreciating, but she has a very friendly aura, one which wouldn’t make you fear sitting in the front row. She deals with tricky and deep topics well, and come the end of the performance, she does in fact address her emotional trauma. She opens up about one particular experience, but does so with precision and eloquence. Nonetheless, the mood changes slightly, and just as the audience wonders whether she will manage to bring the show back to comedy and end on a high, she does, making one final joke before leaving the stage.

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The F Word 81 days ago

Hagen remains effortlessly funny throughout, eliciting laughs, understanding chuckles and murmurs of agreement exactly when you would expect. If I were to describe this show in five words, hinting at all that it has to offer the viewer, I would choose honest, thought-provoking and subtly relatable.

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (5/5 stars) 88 days ago

Sofie Hagen, dressed entirely in scarlet, begins to tell us the story of her sex holiday in Swansea. This is the basis for her show Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing, which intersperses stand up comedy with storytelli...

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 89 days ago

Sofie Hagen enters the stage, seemingly nervous despite her extensive experience on the comedy circuit. She titters about the heat in the room, and suggests we remove some layers, then quips about the hilarity of her asking the audience to get naked. It’s a fairly amateur start to what we...

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The Telegraph (4/5 stars) 90 days ago

n the hands of this pin-sharp but (it turns out) monumentally unreliable flesh-and-blood narrator, these two disparate threads gradually fuse into an unusual and superior hour of stand-up that shifts constantly and satisfyingly beneath your feet.

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Fest (3/5 stars) 93 days ago

After the debilitating toll of performing successive shows about her mental health, Sofie Hagen wanted to do a fun hour this year. But the best laid plans are for minds less capricious than hers. The Bumswing, her show title, doesn't allude to a formative incident from her troubled childhood, but...

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Broadway World (4/5 stars) 94 days ago

When you hear that this show is mostly about a sex holiday Hagen had in Swansea, it's easy to assume that this is where the show title comes from. Surprisingly, the bumswing is something else altogether. It has been suggested by a therapist that perhaps repeating trauma daily onstage isn't...

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 98 days ago

In a packed room with insufficient ventilation, Sofie Hagen presents a ‘lighter’ and more ‘fun’ show about the vagaries of memory, and about dealing with trauma. From a slow start, where it didn’t even feel like we were moving for … Read More ...

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The List (4/5 stars) 100 days ago

Everything exists for a reason in Dane's latest fine hour...

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