EDINBURGH FESTIVAL WORKS IN PROGRESS tickets £13.50 here
Mark Steel “Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright”
Mark’s sell-out show Who Do I Think I Am, revealed his natural father was world backgammon champion. Now the star of Radio 4’s Mark Steel’s in Town, and newspaper columnist of the year, he is back at the festival with a new show guaranteed to make the world seem even more mental than it is. ***** (Mirror). ***** (EdinburghGuide.com). **** (Guardian). **** (Sunday Times). ‘Excellent stand-up’ (Times). ‘True comedy gold’ ***** (Herald).
Grainne Maguire ‘Gráinne with a Fada’
Joaquin Phoenix, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Osama Bin Laden – there’s always been a buzz around tricky celebrity names. Can Gráinne jump on the trend before she’s deported with the other EU immigrants? From one of the writers of 8 out of 10 Cats and as heard on Radio 4’s Breaking the News and More Money than Sense. ‘Brilliantly fusing the personal and political… a performer who knows how to tell a story’ **** (Scotsman), ‘An original comic voice… keen for humour to be politically engaged’ (Fest).