Guaranteed to be the only comedy show you'll see about spolia*, Scottish character comedian Charlie Vero-Martin presents her most personal show yet, exploring the collision of history, memory and early 00s dance movies over the course of one very important year.
2019 was a big one for Charlie’s family: there’s been a death, a birth and, soon, a marriage. They’ve ticked all the official boxes, but surely there’s more to life than your census record?
If her history degree has taught her anything, it’s that remembering the past is a messy, and often impossible, subject. In this part-lecture, part-character comedy show, Charlie introduces you to some of history’s biggest icons as you’ve never seen them before. Napoleon offers a unique perspective on self-help, Jane Austen is tired of the gossip, and motivational speaker Amelia Earhart delivers an inspirational feminist manifesto.
This is an intelligent, uplifting hour for anyone who has ever obsessed about the past or worried about the future, without living in the present. Expect opinionated puppets, strange stories and a show-stopping finale!
Charlie is originally from Edinburgh and now lives in London as a regular comedian on the improv and comedy circuits. This was her third Ed Fringe show and has also written for BBC Scotland and Griff Rhys Jones, has been seen on BBC Three Quickies, and heard on London Necropolis Railway with Alex Lawther.
* Spolia is the act, or art, of repurposing old things. There, you already learned something!
"This show is a fun filled hoot that is family friendly and also educational" - The Phoenix Remix ****
“...charming, hilarious and beautiful. An absolute must-see. (The 24/7 Club)” - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ****
“Talented in every style she pursues [... ] a real Renaissance woman” - Broadway Baby ****
“a talented and funny writer/performer who deserves a wider audience” - Dark Chat ****
Doors 5pm. Show starts 5:30pm. Latecomers may not be admitted. 18+ Tickets cost more on the door