Alice Marshall and Ayesha Hazarika
Fight it out then fly off into the sunset with these funny ladies
Sat 21 July, 7.30pm
Ayesha Hazarika: Girl on Girl – the fight for feminism
Phew! After Weinstein and #MeToo, women of the world have finally united… for a good old-fashioned bitch-fight! Who cares about smashing the patriarchy when you can go full-on Prisoner: Cell-Block H? So what happened to feminism? Is it too posh? Too white? When did Germaine Greer become Richard Littlejohn? Whose feminism is it anyway? And who asked your opinion, Piers f**king Morgan? Ex-political adviser and regular pundit on Sky, BBC, CNN & LBC, Ayesha analyses the fight for feminism with humour and honesty, and asks – are sisters doing it to themselves?
As seen on Matt Forde’s Unspun (Dave), Ayesha Hazarika, MBE, started her career as a stand-up comedian playing clubs across the country. She then took what she thought was a natural diversion into the Labour Party as a Special Adviser working for Gordon Brown, Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband.
Since leaving front line politics, Ayesha has been busy with touring her hugely successful debut show, State of The Nation, becoming a much sought-after commentator writing for the likes of Guardian, Evening Standard, as well as Grazia and making regular appearances on various TV and radio shows such as Good Morning Britain (ITV), Sky Papers (Sky News), The Andrew Marr Show (BBC1), Newsnight (BBC2), The Agenda (ITV) and The Today Programme (BBC Radio4).
Ayesha is now working up a brand-new show, ahead of taking it to the Edinburgh Fringe this year as well as hitting the road again on tour!
One of 9 Hilarious Women to Look Out for - The Metro
Hazarika is an acute observer of the political world - Arts Desk April 2017
★★★★ Edinburgh Reporter ★★★★ The Scotsman
Alice Marshall: The Strike
WINNER of Best Comedy Show at Brighton Fringe 2017
This year's show sees Alice Marshall return with more of her signature weird and wonderful characters, and this time they're transporting you all the way to the fifth dimension. Join bold and brassy Hispanic air stewardess Maria - once dubbed 'the angriest woman in the skies' - as she welcomes the audience on-board for their 50-minute non-stop flight straight into the Twilight Zone.
Shortly after 'take off', the audience experience one hell of a lightning strike, and the plane careers through an unknown universe, throwing up a vast array of bizarre and delightful characters along the way. Forget everything you know about air travel - this is a journey with a difference.
★★★★★ One of my favourite shows at this year's Fringe - The Fountain
★★★★ The mix of beauty and grotesque is compelling, and her characters repel and delight in equal measure - Funny Women
★★★★ Alice Marshall does character comedy at its rawest - The Wee Review
★★★★★ Short Com ★★★★ Herald Scotland ★★★★ Three Weeks ★★★★★ Broadway Baby