Testament of Yootha

Theatre (solo show, comedy)

Add to favourites
  • Accessibility:
    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


Actress/writer Caroline Burns Cooke – creator of And the Rope Still Tugging Her Feet (Argus Angel for Outstanding Theatre and Outstanding Individual Performer at Prague Fringe) and Proxy (Infallibles Award nominee for Outstanding Theatre and Ike Award winner for Best Solo Show) – returns with her third show to examine the life of glamorous sitcom legend Yootha Joyce: adored by friends and fans alike, hiding acute alcoholism from those closest to her, and dying at 53. Could have been worse. Could have been a wet Wednesday at Rhyl Rep.

Please note that while all media gallery content is provided by verified members of the event, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society does not review or approve this content before it is posted. Reports of inappropriate content or copyright infringement can be directed to [email protected].

General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Access is via the lift or stairs up from the Main Entrance. Then level access into the performance space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, 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.

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

Debbie Bird 70 days ago

Saw this today and I was not disappointed. Caroline Burns Cooke always produces excellent work and this was no exception. Excellent portrayal which was warm and engaging. Outstanding direction by Mark Farrelly, the twists and turns were a roller-coaster of memories beautifully dramatised and executed. Well done.

Steve Jefferies 73 days ago

An absolutely terrific performance by Caroline Burns Cooke who manages to capture the drive and vulnerability of Yootha Joyce.
A really enjoyable hour especially, but not exclusively, for those who remember Man About the House, and George and Mildred.

Tom Warrington 73 days ago

A stunning performance from Caroline Burns Cooke which beautifully captures the spirit, energy and attitude of an iconic and much-loved 70s star. Highly moving if you know where the journey will lead, and doubly so if you don’t.

Alan Barron 76 days ago

"Man About the House" & "George and Mildred" were certainly essential TV viewing in my formative years leading to this show being an instant pick from the Fringe brochure. The show excellently covered Yootha's career highlighting the ups'n'downs and ins'n'outs. Well presented by the writer/actor.

Susannah Mears 78 days ago

Saw this show today at 12.30 in Teviot Turret and it was BRILLIANT!! As a 54 year old female I remember watching George & Mildred with my father(who loved Yootha Joyce) Caroline Burns-Cooke delivers a splendid emotional portrayal of the 70s legend, leaving me in tears at the end as she finishes her set just before Yootha's untimely death. Go see!

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.

Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 58 days ago

Those not lucky enough to have enjoyed the naff golden years and dubious social content of 1970s and 80s television may not immediately understand the appeal of a one-woman show about the classically-trained Yootha Joyce, who found suffocating fame as sitcom man-eater Mildred Roper and temporary solace at the bottom...

Read the full review

The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 68 days ago

Yootha Joyce may have slipped from modern memory but back in the 1970s she was one of the biggest stars on TV. As Mildred Roper, she was on screen for most of the decade in Man About the House and the spin-off, George and Mildred. But fame took its toll...

Read the full review

Edinburgh News (4/5 stars) 68 days ago

Caroline Burns Cooke captures the brash tenderness of the troubled star in a warm and interactive performance that thugs at the heart-stings. An enlightening production for fans of Man About The House and George and Mildred, The Testament of Yootha epitomises all that is good about Fringe theatre; a tight script and truthful performance.

Read the full review

One4Review (4/5 stars) 79 days ago

From the moment she walks on the stage, Caroline Burns Cooke, is Yootha Joyce. With her 1970s evening dress, chandelier earrings and blue eyeshadow, she embodies that iconic actress famed for ‘Man About the House’ and ‘George and Mildred’. As … Read More ...

Read the full review

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.

Please login to add a review

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.