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- RemoteGoat (BrightonFringe 15)

Amanda Waring's new show succeeds on so many levels, covers a multitude of topics and thoroughly engages it's audience.

Semi autobiographical, partly observational and ultimately entertaining Amanda Waring's writing and wordplay is worthy of Joyce Grenfell, Victoria Wood and Dillie Keane-to name but a few.

She immediately connects with her audience-and there is no slow start here-launching straight in at the deep end.

It would be impossible to describe the range of thoughts that Amanda packs into this hour's performance-but in her own words- "this show could seriously affect your life".. She can turn on a sixpence between comedy and pathos-and the bold stroke of using onstage birthday presents as a vehicle for presenting a range of issues and keeps the momentum of the evening cracking on.

She is also an excellent singer-and single unaccompanied lines from songs eventually give way to a haunting and beautifully performed Victoria wood ballad.

Audience participation includes a clever pass the parcel sequence, pound coins trustingly passed around(and sadly for us-back to the stage!) and a riotous clairvoyant reading.

I'm not sure how many performances Amanda has notched up of this current show-but I have no doubt that once the material is well run in-it will become even more fluent and spontaneous-despite being a little script bound at times. But-a trifling matter-compared with the powerhouse performance master class, she gives that leaves the audience enthralled and hanging on her every word for the whole hour.

Musical accompaniment for the Brighton show was superbly given by Matt Geake-as long suffering pianist- Andy-who maintains his composure throughout and is a fantastic foil- equally balancing Amanda's controlling of the evening-and a wonderful demonstration of the phrase-"less is more" !

This show will surely succeed at the Edinburgh festival- and I would defy the most hardened festival goer not to be rolling in the aisles by the end.

Amanda Waring

A Glass Half Full

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Mon 24th Aug
Weds 26th
Fri 28th
& Sun 30th

Every other day Amanda is performing 'For the Love of Chocolate'

3.15pm (1 hour)

From England

Following her highly acclaimed one-woman show For the Love of Chocolate, renowned actress, writer and director Amanda Waring returns with a unique and inspirational comedy revue.

Through anecdote, music, stand-up, cake and the unexpected, Amanda explores how we may all lead a more fulfilling life.

'Brilliant and captivating, funny and moving all at once' (Virginia McKenna OBE).

'Amanda Waring looks at the meaning of life in trademark fashion – typically bonkers and cryingly funny' (Spirit FM).

Click here to see Amanda's other show 'For the Love of Chocolate'

Performer's website



£10.00 (£8.50 Concession)

Group discount: 10% off for groups of 10+

Friends of Fringe: 2 for 1 anytime – only available from Fringe Box Office

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Venue 278. 22 Hanover Street. EH2 2EP

Just up from National Gallery.
Venue Box Office: 0131 220 5911

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