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Jenny Bede: The Musical

In Jenny Bede: The Musical Jenny has decided to take things into her own hands. A diverse actor with a range that spans from PA to secretary, she just wants a chance to show the world what she’s got. So she has written a musical, or several musicals so we can see just how talented and deserving of a part in Cats, or any musical – it doesn’t have to be Andrew Lloyd Weber at all.

This show probably has the highest production values of any of the shows I have seen or will see at this year’s Fringe. Projector: tick, music tracks: tick, lighting design: tick. I’d expect no less from a former member of oo’s band Cherry Falls of course.

Intermixed with songs about white girls auditioning for Hamilton, mansplaining and sexy dead wives, Bede keeps up a great rapport with the audience, unfazed by a silent man at the back who refuses to give his name when asked. Bede is good company, funny and charming. This show could, could… be a bit cringe but due to her commitment to the show and great delivery it’s a fun, silly show that will satisfy and musical comedy fan.

★★★★

Jenny Bede: The Musical is at the Mash House at 17:05 until 25th August. For tickets and more information click here!

Funny Women are at the Edinburgh Fringe with five shows, from 19th – 23rd August, a Funny Women Awards 2019 semi-final, a Stand Up to Stand Out workshop and a Meet Up. Come find us!

There’s still time to nominate a women-led show for the 2019 Funny Women Awards’ Best Show Category! The show with the most nominations will be picked! Nominate a show you have seen or your own show by 31st August here!