Topless: The One Woman Musical

Musicals and Opera (comedy, dark comedy)

  • Big Bus Betty - Open Top Deck
  • 14:00, 18:00
  • Aug 28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Holly Lovelady
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Scenes of a sexual nature, Scenes of violence, Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Relaxed Performance
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.


An exciting new version of Miles Tredinnick's original 1999 show. Dark, at times disturbing but always funny, this is the story of Sandie, an eccentric tour guide, emotional issues and and a wayward husband who may, or may not, come to a sticky end! The musical is set and takes place on an open-top, double-decker vintage bus taking you on a tour of London... in Edinburgh! Crazy! Jump on board and hold on tight!

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General venue access

  • Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 15 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Character Introduction Details
  • Additional information: Information not supplied

Be aware that this show features:

  • Performer goes into audience area
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to engage with performer

Show does not feature:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • An intermission
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

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

Saffire Stephens / Z Stephens - Moreish TV 34 days ago

We hopped on board big bus Betty at Edinburgh Fringe to see Topless : The One Woman Musical and on top deck we were welcomed by tour guide Sandie whom starts off as a rather cool but funny and quirky tour guide with a broad Liverpool accent as she talks about destinations and famous London landmarks and quickly turns to her relationship with her man which gets really funny indeed and then she starts singing some great songs that truly work within the show and she has a great voice that works with the music and when she goes acapella, it's funny when props are added in too, so we won't give too much away except this is a great show not to be missed and one to watch before the Fringe ends as you will be highly entertained on top of the topless tour bus can't beat that
Highly Recommended

☆☆☆☆☆ - 5 Stars

Tony Morrissey 45 days ago

AMAZING Show. Best Tour bus in Edinburgh with the fantastic Tour Guide Sandie who is full of interesting information about the tour and her personal life too.
Can't recommend this show enough...Book your tickets for a great ride....

Harry Lindfield 45 days ago

Brilliant, hilarious fun. The whole show was high energy, high excitement as Sandie (played by Holly Lovelady) trauma dumped her comically tragic love life amid a strangely informative tour of London.... while stationary..... and in Edinburgh! Beautifully sung and well acted, Holly makes this an unmissable hour, no matter the weather!

Marie Hickey 51 days ago

My friends watched a preview of this show in Kendal, and it was awesome, so much so a larger group have now booked to watch at the Fringe later this month. Holly who plays Sandie is so talented - great singing, acting, creativity and fun. Defo recommend you watch this if visiting the Fringe.

Jacqui McIntosh 53 days ago

We were on a topless bus, on a tour of London, with Sandie the liverpudlian tour guide and hard done by wife. Great story telling, wonderful singing voice, lively acting. Just sublime! Don't miss it - and pray that your weather was as good as ours was!

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North West End UK (4/5 stars) 51 days ago

This is a brilliantly witty dark comedy

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