Vikki Stone: Song Bird

Comedy (music)

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  • Pleasance Courtyard - Beneath
  • 19:00
  • Aug 24-25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Gag Reflex in association with Corrie McGuire Management
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains strong language.
  • 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
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Multi award-winning comedian and musician Vikki Stone returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with a new show of her trademark comedy songs and stand-up. Whilst in previews, Song Bird was nominated for Best Musical Show at the 2019 Leicester Comedy Festival Awards. As seen and heard on BBC Radio 4's The Now Show, BBC One's John Bishop Show and the BBC Proms Podcast. 'Musical comedy genius' (Absolute Radio). 'Love child of Victoria Wood and Tim Minchin' **** (Scotsman). 'The audience were almost crying with laughter' (Guardian). **** (ThreeWeeks). **** (Sunday Herald). **** (

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  • Audio enhancement system
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Queue in courtyard. 5 steps down into space, For access via locked lift ask staff or at Box Office.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • 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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Richard Collier 3 days ago

It feels lazy to compare Vikki Stone to Victoria Wood, but I don’t know who else I can think of. There are flashes of Tom Lehrer and Tim Minchin, but Vikki is very much her own genre and the quadruple whammy of her superb song writing, piano playing, wonderful singing voice and beautifully crafted lyrics really make Victoria Wood the only comparison. With more swearing.

Much as Jim Steinman was brought up on Wagner and Little Richard, Vikki confesses her childhood was a showdown between her mum’s showtunes and her dad’s novelty records. It’s hilarious when she says this because you recognise immediately that her style is exactly built on these twin pillars.

This year’s offering has less through-line than previous shows (for anyone who saw it, her show ‘Instrumental’ was an absolute tour-de-force and she may have set herself an unbeatable benchmark). However, with her talent she can happily deliver a set of unrelated pieces and each part of it will be hilarious. The average age of the audience was strangely high for today’s show causing her to abandon a song about What’s App, but otherwise the songs & the humour are cross-generational.

I felt her first four shows built and built getting stronger each year but, having had a hiatus while she worked on other projects, she may have plateaued a bit this year? Nonetheless, she is still one of the most talented people on the Fringe, and I strongly recommend her show. Nice to have an update on Bert too.

Oliver 7 days ago

Absolutely loved this show. Vikki is an amazing singer and her songs are genuinely hilarious. Cried with laughter many times during the hour!

C Cowe 7 days ago

Glad we went, not the funniest we have seen but there are some funny moments, excellent voice and piano playing.

John Dewhurst 8 days ago

Great to see Vikki Stone back on the Fringe with an hour of humorous songs as well as spoken word.
Her songs are spot on with various subjects tackled including internet relationships, her dog and unwanted dick picks.

Nicola 13 days ago

Loved this show! Fantastically funny songs and stories, can't wait to see more.

Tam Broadbent 17 days ago

Another beautifully crafted hour from the fabulous Vikki Stone. Loved every minute and her songs are just wonderful, all held together with laugh out loud jokes. Make sure you add her to your list, not to be missed!

James Marchant 18 days ago

What a joyous hour we had, sitting watching Vikki do her best show yet. She is bang on form, we aim to see her every Fringe and she never disappoints
A very welcome relief from some of the more serious shows on offer this year. Cheeks are aching. Go see this show - you will not be disappointed

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The Wee Review (5/5 stars) 3 days ago

Singer, composer, musician and comedian Vikki Stone acknowledges there’s a lot going on in the world at the moment. But she’s choosing not to talk about it. Instead, she offers a glorious set of musical comedy and stand-up about dogs, Facebook stalking, her mother’s drinks cabinet, and novelty songs –...

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Chortle (3.5/5 stars) 8 days ago

Worrying that you’ve got too many tambourines in the house is pretty much the definition of a First World problem. Yet such concerns are the bread and butter of Vikki Stone’s Song Bird, as she seeks to make a virtue of tackling nothing of consequence. ...

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The Skinny (3/5 stars) 12 days ago

In a self-deprecating introductory voiceover, it is announced that “unfortunately, in today’s performance, the role of Vikki Stone will be played by Vikki Stone”. This is great news if you like pleasant, occasionally-barbed comedic ditties, but fans of original, tightly-constructed stand-up comedy might be best advised to fly past Song...

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 15 days ago

A tambourine aficionado from the Midlands, Vikki Stone delights us with this hour of joyful mirth as she delves into modern life as a millennial. We are regaled with tales of Marie Kondo-ing pants when they don’t spark joy; vape machines that look like 90’s tampon cases and arguments on...

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Multi-talented Vikki Stone sings well, plays piano brilliantly and exuberantly, has an excellent stage presence, and is very funny. Songbird is an excellent showcase of her talents and perfect for lovers of music, comedy (especially novelty songs) and pets.

The stage has a tiny (mock) grand piano, concealing Vikki’s keyboard and a few surprise props. Vikki arrives on stage wearing a bright colourful jumpsuit, to sing us songs about her partner, her gran, her best friend in the world, and a couple of wonderfully hilarious novelty songs. Introductions, explanations and stories around each song give context and plenty of laughs. There is a delightful surprise at the end of the show, one that all dog lovers won’t want to miss.

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Broadway World (5/5 stars) 20 days ago

Early on in the performance, Vikki Stone lets us know that we'll be 'keeping things light' this evening. While she acknowledges that there are a lot of awful things going on in the world just now- she's chosen to ignore them while writing this show. Song Bird is an hour...

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (3/5 stars) 22 days ago

Being the opening weekend of the festival when the paint’s still wet and the bar staff are still bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, Vikki Stone arrives on stage and gives off an air of being the calmest person in t...

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