Cautionary Tales For Daughters – Songs Your Mother Never Taught You

Presented by Tanya Holt

Saturday 6th May 2017

Tickets £12/10*

Ages 14+

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An astonishing show” (Feb 2017)*****

“Hilarious and moving” Edinburgh Reporter *****

“Think Hilaire Belloc does Caitlin Moran” The Times

“Makes you laugh and makes you think. Beautifully sung” Broadway Baby****

“Witty, razor sharp satirical song-writing delivered with class” The Stage ****

“Gut-punchingly beautiful” The Times

Following its hugely acclaimed premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the recent West End run, Cautionary Tales for Daughters brings its razor-sharp musical story-telling to the Edge Theatre. Imagine the playfulness of Victoria Wood with the satirical bite of Tim Minchin.

Told through live music, comedy and original animation, the audience meets Cherry – the Amazing YoYo Girl, an obsessive dieter caught between gluttony and vanity; Chanel – The Labelled Girl, whose criminal obsession with designer clothes leads to her grisly demise; and fickle Princess Sylvia who only realises she could have had anything and anyone when it’s too late. Arabella Dair learns that youth, good looks and cheesecake are soon gone, but cyberspace goes on and on. Be careful what you share folks!

A hugely fun and thought-provoking evening out for fathers, mothers, daughters and brothers!

“This is mandatory viewing for everyone.”*****(Feb 2017)



Age suitability: 14+ due to adult themes

Performed by Tanya Holt & Birgitta Kenyon

Written by Tanya Holt

Contributing writer and director Robin Kingsland

Videography design by Vesna Krebs




*Concessions by Conscience – Concession prices are always available, particularly to those on low income / benefits.

We want to make going to the theatre affordable for everyone so we leave it to your discretion to decide whether you can afford to pay full price or concession, regardless of age, we only ask that you remember we are a charity, reliant on ticket income alongside other limited funding.