A Very British Lesbian

Theatre (comedy, lgbt)

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  • 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
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Description

Although her religion, family, and country would prefer her to be straight, Fiona Goodwin has other preferences that involve rescuing pretty maidens. Forgive me, father, for I have sinned. Despite religious exorcisms, a lifetime of Jungian analysis, and dating countless beautiful but unavailable women and one very available but sweaty man, Ms Goodwin is and always will be A Very British Lesbian. 'Exactly what a solo show ought to be – deeply personal, revelatory, funny and engaging' (NoHoArtsDistrict.com). 'A comedic coup. Brilliant, droll, and funny' (CurtainUp.com). 'She just never met the right chap' (Fiona's mother).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Stairs or lift down to Basement level then level access and some raked seating with stairs inside performance space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 11- 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


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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

sandra leeming 1 day ago

Fiona's story is so very different from my own life experience, but somehow there was so much I could identify. Cartoons were really funny - sweaty man yuk!! Go see, it'll leave you thinking and appreciating Fiona's honesty and humour. Touching.

Rebecca Shaw 6 days ago

Excellent show! Fiona is hilarious and a must-see, the accompanying illustrations are beyond compare.

Wendy Godfrey 7 days ago

Funny, sad and thought provoking. Go see! Highly recommend.

Clive Buckland 7 days ago

An honest humorous run through of Fiona’s life of denial, analysis, exorcism and finally acceptance and redemption ...all in 1 hour! A tale of our times sad, funny, quirky but ultimately engaging. GO SEE!

Andrew Finnie 9 days ago

A moving, funny and empowering testament from Fiona Goodwin, by way of the exorcist, an Italian convent and the
Hollywood glitterati - on how she became the embodiment of a very British lesbian.

Nick Jacobs 11 days ago

She made me laugh, she made me cry. An extraordinary story beautifully told. I’d not hesitate to recommend it or see it again.

Paula 11 days ago

Witty, funny, authentic, enjoyable - definitely one to see!!

Joy Anne 11 days ago

Fiona is a wonderful storyteller! Her life story feels like a feature film. The show is super relatable regardless of your sexuality and her adventures are incredible and filled with humanity. The noise problem that a previous audience review mentioned seems to have been fixed by the venue, because I could hear it fine. Loved it!

Rianne van Zelst 11 days ago

***** for Fiona's show, very personal, funny, moving story. We loved it (two very Dutch lesbians)!!

claire garabedian 14 days ago

Fiona provides an utterly engaging, very sweet, sometimes sad, sometimes funny autobiograhy focusing on her FINALLY feeling gay and proud! Well done! ...pity about having to hear another show in the next room - the Guilded Ballooon Teviot should not be greedy and should stagger the shows - it's not fair to the performers or the audiences...

Prudence Wright Holmes 14 days ago

Excellent performance; very compelling story. I highly recommend it.

Paul Birchard 14 days ago

Tender - Refreshingly Candid - Very Funny! Fiona Goodwin shares stories of her life trying many different gambits - in many parts of the world - to ignore, to exorcise, to avoid, to quietly accept - and finally to admit, claim and celebrate - her own deepest nature - which also happens to be very British, btw! She does not avoid God and Spirituality; she's not angry; she *does* have a wonderful honesty and a lively, inclusive sense of humo(u)r. A show for *everyone*, not merely the converted!

Nicola 15 days ago

Witty, warm, personal, thoughtful, direct - I hung on every word of Fiona’s story - if only every show was this good!

David Kelham 15 days ago

Great fun. A journey of discovery through the layers of prejudice and convention which has a happy ending and some very unexpected turns. Who knew what was hidden in the closet? A very timely story. How many more people have lived restricted lives when hidebound by social expectation and religious dogma?

David B 15 days ago

Great show yesterday. Entertaining with splashes of inspirational humour. A serious message delivered with a human touch. An inspiring story of courage and determination to find the right path.

Andrea B 15 days ago

Now THAT’S what I call entertainment! We laughed out loud many times (and I shed a few tears) listening to Fiona tell her incredible story. We were with her every step of the way as she described her adventures that took us around the world in hilarious style!

Do yourself a favour and go to see this show, you’ll be so glad you did. It’s unmissable!

Rebecca Joyce 16 days ago

Witty and sincere. I saw the preview with a friend and we both loved it! Would recommend.


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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 4 days ago

Fiona Goodwin has written and performed this piece as the ultimate coming out story. Her life experiences are quite spectacular – her formative years spent as a born again Christian; an exorcism of 12 gay demons by ‘Pastor Mick’; a spell in a mountain top convent in Italy; living in...

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The F Word 5 days ago

Prepare for Fiona Goodwin to take you on the ride of your life, through her life. From growing up deeply religious, through a very unsuccessful exorcism (she ends up with more demons than she came in with), taking in rainforest Bible plays, jet-set holidays and a move to LA, Goodwin’s life has taken her on some extraordinary twists and turns and to some amazing places. It is a joy and a privilege to go on her journey with her.

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