Wildcat's Last Waltz

Theatre (drag, comedy)

  • Assembly Rooms - Front Room
  • 19:45
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Joshua Welch
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility: 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 18 months


Move over Dame Jude – there's a new national treasure in town! This bold piece of theatre pierces to the heart of love, life and grief. It is a truly unique theatrical experience. The self-proclaimed 'Wildcat of Sheffield' faces the end of her days after the death of her beloved Geoff. With her razor-sharp wit and larger-than-life personality, she looks back on her past, her outrageous youth, falling in love, marriage, motherhood, ageing and loneliness. 'Utterly captivating... full of life and light and fun... powerful and poignant... fearless acting... side-splitting' ***** (LondonPubTheatres.com).

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Venue is built on astroturf. Access via side entrance. Front of house will guide to separate entry.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Helen Shaw 30 days ago

BRILLIANT, amazing actor and singer. A real surprise, funny and thought provoking. Couldn’t recommend more highly.

Laura R. 32 days ago

Fantastic show - acting as good as any of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads; finely nuanced.The singing which accompanies it is so good you forget there is a real person with a mic. Sublime. We will see more of Joshua Welch - no doubt about that. Worth seeing before the end of run. Based on his own grandmother- original Wildcat of Sheffield.

Helen Guy 34 days ago

Bloody brilliant. Loved the audience participation and the tea and biscuit. Seriously amazing observation of another generation, very clever. Singer was very good too.

Diane Green 35 days ago

Absolutely loved this from start to finish!
One of the best shows I’ve seen this year. Warm funny and poignant. Loved it

eileen 35 days ago

Saw this yesterday and it was BRILLIANT. The actor was so good, made everyone so welcome and was so engaging. Laughter and sadness blended seemlessly and caught you off balance.

The accompanying singer was also marvellous, when shesang without an instrument, the hairs stood up on my neck - so moving

Wishing you all the best and thank you so much for a show that will stay in my memory for years to come (hopefully!!)
X x x

Ninad Samaddar 39 days ago

Wildcat's Last Waltz(***** )is a show I'd highly recommend.

It is an experience where you will not be able to tell what is coming at you next. The performer (Josh) is nothing shy of spectacular. Every moment in the show is carefully crafted for you to tune in to a session of story telling you'd probably never have witnessed before. A special shoutout to the music... goosebumps!

Oliver Cross 39 days ago

Very real, thought provoking, and emotional. Excellent singing, acting, and tea. It was like we were having tea with our nan. Not what we expected, definitely recommend!

Victoria Hope 40 days ago

Fun, engaging, and surprising! I wasn't sure what to expect walking in, but I was not disappointed. What a delight!

Linda Chanut 40 days ago

Funny and moving. Loved it. Also loved the tea and custard cream!

zoe Robertson 43 days ago

Very funny, excellent performance, talented and touching . Don’t be put off by audience participation - completely harmless. Go and see this !

Saffron Rogerson 45 days ago

Very talented, wonderfully believable and engrossing

Stephanie Rew 45 days ago

We were taken on an emotional roller coaster, poignant, funny, sad, original , engaging . Joshua’s presence filled the room .

Abigail Hirst 47 days ago

This is profound, superbly acted and poignant Fringe theatre at its best. Be prepared to swing between laughter and tears as Granny Grotbag holds you enthralled. Not to be missed!

Julia 48 days ago

Beautifully done. Powerful with excellent timing shifting from sadness to humour. I suspect that most members of the audience found something that touched them. I was captivated. What a clever piece of theatre. Thank you

Nancy McSmith 50 days ago

Beautiful show. Funny, sad and poignant. I laughed and cried, this a must see! Go and see it ! 5*

Shona Mcintosh 50 days ago

Interesting premise but sadly not engaging. 1*

Sean Davis 52 days ago

Wildcat's Last Waltz (**)
A drag queen wife invites the audience into her home where she reminisces about her life with her husband. In most cases I find audience participation a waste of dramatic time, and this show does it twice. First we all invited to have some coffee, tea, and cookies, and then she and three audience members do a whole calisthenics routine twice for five minutes.

This is the 26th most enjoyable of the 28 shows I have seen so far at the Fringe this year. I hope to see almost 200. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website: https://fringefan.com/

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Theatre, Films, and Art Reviews (4/5 stars) 35 days ago

Wildcat’s Last Waltz is one of the funniest hours I have spent at the Edinburgh Fringe this year.

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 47 days ago

An absolute joy to sit through.

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