Westdal and Hayward Need Work

Comedy (music, stand-up)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
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Description

A couple of middle-aged women, who between them have three dogs, two kids but only one fully functioning pelvic floor. They’re a tiny bit cross and they’re not going to take it anymore, so they’re dishing it out instead. Sharing their pearls of wisdom through the mediums of chatter and song, like an unholy pairing of Mary Poppins and Eartha Kitt, Westdal and Hayward, Agony Aunts at large, dispense advice to the grammatically challenged, consolation to the martyrs of menopause and confess to being more than a little mad about the Mogg!

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Reception - Lift - Theatre
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Shamil Sharshek 54 days ago

Westdal and Hayward are a class act. Their show is a real treat and absolutely worth to spend your one hour of the Fringe time. You will be laughing all the way through. From Brexit to Glastonbury and spies, you will have a belly full of laughter.

Definitely one of the highlights amongst new comers in the festival.

Neil Bett 55 days ago

This show is a real treat. Both women are highly skilled performers and writers. They sing about a range of issues with great panache from Brexit to dick pics, HRT to Jacob Rees Mogg. It’s an hour of glamorous hilarity and what a joy to see two women in their prime having such a ball! Join the fun. You won’t regret it!

Doug Kirby 55 days ago

Great show, laughed so much we cried, wonderful mix of song story telling and double act comedy. Well worth the ticket price.
Unmissable!

Liam Search 56 days ago

Wow! What a show really worth the money! I’m 18 and still understand all the jokes ! Beautifully written and very well presented! Love it

Karen Monid 57 days ago

Seriously, no waste of money here. I loved this show. I’ve been seeing shows on the Fringe for over a decade (I work on the Tattoo) & this is one of the funniest I’ve ever seen by miles. They’ve hit that sweet spot of being real life characters (white middle aged over privileged women of means) whose fingers are on the pulse of modern politics, stressful living and, yes, a piano, as they do it to cleverly rewritten popular music. I love it when women are funny, really smart & extolling the (very dubious!) virtues of British society & icons, all while being able to sweep anybody into their world. I laughed A LOT! Other reviewers are spot on - you DO leave humming the tunes. Best of all, these ladies do a brunchtime show, so you can have breakfast, watch it & still go for lunch afterwards on the Royal Mile. Perfect for me as my evenings are already booked (Tattoo!) Do see them. Zero regrets for getting a ticket to this & had to review. They got a standing ovation & really thoroughly deserved it too. As a fringe audience member I know we all like to find a hidden gem amongst the huge list of shows and this is definitely one of them.

Tattooist 57 days ago

This is a brilliant show.
W&H are a comedy cabaret act which is funny, sharp and very well observed.
The jokes keep coming and the songs are divine.
Well worth seeing.

Alan Coyne (@DoyleELF) 58 days ago

Fantastically funny & incredibly clever. The rapport these performers have with one another & with their audience is simply amazing. They're like the second coming of Flanders & Swann. Their opening today got a well-deserved standing ovation, and although their favourite subject matters are contemporary UK politics and dealing with menopause, there is something in this show for everyone. As we left, two young men ahead of us were still humming the final song!


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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 55 days ago

Freyja Westdal and Beth Heyward join the ranks of such excellent Fringe female musical comedy acts as Fascinating Aida, Flo & Joan, and EastEnd Cabaret with a smart, funny, cheeky show that’s plays perfectly to the onstage personas they have chosen to portray. Alternating between haughty and mischievous, these ladies...

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