Culture

4 August 2019

Theo Toksvig-Stewart shares what inspired his new play Endless Second

Writer Theo Toksvig-Stewart’s new play ENDLESS SECOND is about consent between a young and in love couple. Ahead of the show’s run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Theo talked to Female ...

4 August 2019

My inspiration for Post-Mortem by Iskandar Sharazuddin

Writer Iskandar Sharazuddin’s play POST-MORTEM fuses physical theatre, dance and gripping new writing to present an unflinching, complex and comedic look at young love; the giddy joy, the fragments, the trauma ...

4 August 2019

My favourite comedians by Zach Zucker

Astonishingly killer character comedy in JACK TUCKER: COMEDY STAND UP HOUR sees Zach Zucker lampoon every bad joke and hack comic in the book with conviction that has had audiences ...

31 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Mickey Clarke of Crybabies

Comedian, actor and writer, Mikey Clarke, is one-third of comedy sketch troupe ‘Crybabies’. Ahead of taking their barmy new show, ‘Danger Brigade’, to the Edinburgh Fringe, he tells Female First ...

30 July 2019

Lizzie Vieh shares the inspiration for her new show Monsoon Season

Ahead of bringing her dark and twisted tale of paranoia and addiction, ‘Monsoon Season’, to the Edinburgh Fringe, upcoming New York playwright, Lizzie Vieh, tells Female First what inspired her ...

30 July 2019

The inspiration for With Child by Claire Pointing

When I first started writing this show pregnancy was on my mind, lots of friends were having children and I really wanted to have a baby myself. Then it got ...

29 July 2019

Baba Brinkman shares the inspiration for his new show Rap Guide to Culture

Science rapper BABA BRINKMAN tackles the culture wars and identity politics in his latest from the much loved and highly acclaimed Rap Guide series with BABA BRINKMAN’S RAP GUIDE TO ...

29 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Amy Annette

I am a child of limewire. The peer to peer networking service that existed in the hazy days of early copyright infringement where I would type ‘comedy’ into the search ...

29 July 2019

Patricia Cornelius shares the inspiration for her new show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Coming directly from the incredibly prestigious theatre festival VENICE BIENNALE TEATRO 2019, long-time collaborators - writer Patricia Cornelius and director Susie Dee - shine a neon striplight on the intersections ...

28 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Heather Berlin

Neuroscientist HEATHER BERLIN and her rapper husband BABA BRINKMAN’S (Famed for his RAP GUIDE series) deliver up a dose of cerebral humour, exploring the science behind self-control in their new ...

28 July 2019

The inspiration for ‘Don’t Be Terrible’ by Ellen Waddell

I wrote ‘Don’t Be Terrible’ with Oliver Milburn, and the initial idea was inspired by a break-up. It was 2017 and had been performing stand up for a few years ...

27 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Lolly Jones

Putting burlesque to its originally intended purpose, LOLLY JONES’ unique style of satire fuses lip sync to political speeches with clowning and cabaret. Embodying a host of Europe’s forerunning female ...

27 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Daniel Audritt

It’s always hard for me to pick a favourite comedian, but I’ve managed to narrow it down to two for you and that’s the best I can do.  First is ...

26 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Jim Campbell

Known for his gag a minute stand up, comedian JIM CAMPBELL’s latest show BEEF confronts his family curse. The show is a fast-paced and bold attempt to overcome overthinking, anxiety ...

26 July 2019

My favourite comedians by Christina Bianco

“Flames, on the side of my face!” I was 10 years old watching Clue for the first time and those words hit me. How Madeline Khan could take seven little ...

25 July 2019

Kirsten Vangsness shares the inspiration behind Cleo, Theo and Wu

Powerhouse storyteller KIRSTEN VANGSNESS is best known as the unforgettable Penelope Garcia from CBS’ Criminal Minds. She is bringing two very different yet equally barmy shows of female empowerment in rep ...

25 July 2019

Our favourite comedians by Just These Please

We create all of our work as an ensemble; writing, editing, rehearsing and directing together and so (for the most part) we have really similar tastes when it comes to ...

24 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Martha McBrier

Glaswegian cussing, crowd work extraordinaire MARTHA MCBRIER is the Queen of the Free Fringe. Her show at this year’s festival launches a campaign against the perennial HAPPINESS BULLY in her hard-hitting and hilarious show ...

24 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Jack Gleadow

It’s Nice To See You To See You, words which whenever said brings the immediate response of ‘Nice!’ from our lips. A fun and silly thing that connects every single ...

23 July 2019

Rebecca Perry shares the inspiration for her new show From Judy To Bette

Canadian Triple Broadway World award-winner REBECCA PERRY, loved for her Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl shows will be diving all-singing and all-dancing into the Golden Age of Hollywood with FROM JUDY TO BETTE: THE ...

23 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Helen Bauer

Is there anyone in the world funnier than Julia Davies? The answer. No. I love Julia Davies in such a pure way. She never fails to make me laugh, just ...

22 July 2019

Clare Bartholomew discusses her new show The Long Pigs

One of Australia’s most respected and established clown tropes enter a macabre world of abattoir dwelling, grey nosed, genocidal clowns, hell-bent on purging the world of their red nosed compatriots. ...

22 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Archie Maddocks

I can remember being 10 years old, sitting in my front room, with my mixed family around me. I remember sitting in awe as they all collapsed into laughter. Richard ...

21 July 2019

My favourite comedian by James Barr

JAMES BARR is best known as the star of applauded podcast A Gay and a Non-Gay (which is also playing Edinburgh for the last week of the Fringe). Painfully relatable and delectably ...