In production with Òran Mór, Gilded Balloon’s fabulous winter season will be headlined by the critically-acclaimed Doris, Dolly & the Dressing Room Divas… at Christmas!From Fringe First-winning Morag Fullarton (Casablanca, the Gin Joint Cut), three make-up girls bitch, harmonise and cause hysterics as they entertain us with hilarious, heartbreaking and irreverent tales from the dressing rooms of Doris, Dolly, Judy, Julie and Liza. The award-winning, smash-hit show is the jewel in the crown of a jam-packed programme, which boasts Sofie Hagen, The Elvis Dead, Jarlath Regan and more
“WITTY, IMPRESSIVE, RAPTUROUS… IT’S A REAL LOLLAPALOOZA OF A SHOW”★★★★★ The Herald
Comedy aficionados will be well-served by Gilded’s winter programme, which features brand-new material from the incomparable Sofie Hagen (Nov 8th); the return from the King-shaped grave for the multi award-winning, cult-hit phenomenon that is Rob Kemp’s The Elvis Dead (Nov 3rd); a live-recording of award-winning comic, writer and broadcaster Jarlath Regan’s An Irishman Abroad Podcast (Oct 27th), whose previous guests have included Sharon Horgan, Dara O’Briain and Sir Bob Geldof; and the recently 4 star Short Com reviewed Chris Betts Vs. The Audience (Nov 24th,), the iconic, contrarian comedy hour that pits the audience against Chris – who will literally argue the opposite of anything the crowd throw his way.
Joining them are two Scottish comics currently embarking on sell-out tours of the UK:Scott Gibson (Nov 10th) and Ray Bradshaw (Nov 17th). Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning Gibson takes you on an epic odyssey as he charts the choppy waters of youth and the escapism of travel in Anywhere But Here, whilst Bradshaw brings Deaf Comedy Fam back to Gilded Balloon: an award-winning, critically-acclaimed world first for comedy that sees him perform his set in spoken English and British Sign Language, simultaneously. As previously reviewed by Short Com
Want more? Gilded Balloon’s flagship Comedy Show, features the greatest comics from across the country and all-new line-ups every single week. Upcoming acts include Fern Brady, Lauren Pattinson, Liam Withnail, Bobby Mair, Donald Alexander, Susan Riddell, Damian Clark and Lou Conran. Rounding out the rest of the programme are the monthly residency shows Fred MacAulay In Conversation, which sees the Scottish treasure interview icons from the worlds of entertainment, sport and politics; Loud Comedy, an anarchic night hosted by Gareth Mutch and featuring a live house band; Roast Battle UK, which sees two comics go head-to-head and rip apart their friendship before your very eyes; New Sh*t, Gilded Balloon’s new comedy material night; Katie Mulgrew’s Mum’s the Word, the only comedy show designed for new parents with babies… and featuring very adult material!; and Jay Lafferty’s Besoms, which turns the traditional ‘token female on the bill’ on its head, bringing you the best from comedy’s glorious communities.
Katy and Karen Koren, Directors of Gilded Balloon, said: “Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a heavy dose of hilarious, no-holds-barred camp, which is why we’re utterly thrilled to partner with the Òran Mór to bring back the bigger and better Doris, Dolly and the Dressing Room Divas! We hope to see you about Gilded Balloon’s Basement Theatre, too, where we’ve jam-packed it with enough comedy (and alcohol!) to see you through the winter months”.
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