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- RemoteGoat (BrightonFringe 15)
'A Glass Half Full'

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

For the Love of Chocolate

For the Love of Chocolate @spotlites @edfringe

Tues 25th Aug
Thurs 27th
Sat 29th
& Mon 31st

Every other day Amanda is performing 'A Glass Half Full'

3.15pm (1 hour)

From England

This award-winning comedy has a cult following from headlining at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh, at the Brighton Festival and in the West End of London.
Let renowned actress and speaker Amanda Waring, accompanied by the virtuoso guitarist Andy Robinson, delight you with this highly acclaimed one-woman show, dripping with passion, magic and frivolity.

'A hilarious, sensuous, edible delight' ([i]Daily Mail[/i]).

'The show-stopping ending when Waring, covered seductively from head to toe in melted chocolate, rolls around the stage, is unforgettable' (Spirit FM).

Click here to see Amanda's other show 'A Glass Half Full'

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

Click here for map of the venue

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