March 4, 2022 Rhiannon Ingle

International Women’s Day at The Edge

International Women’s Day is just around the corner, landing on Tuesday 8th March this year, and we have a handful of some stellar events going on here at The Edge so you can celebrate the occasion the right way.

From some cracking female-led comedy to a beautiful exploration into modern womanhood – we have most definitely got you covered for 2022’s International Women’s Day.

Here’s the rundown…

How To Keep Up With The Kardashians

Up first is intersectional theatre company So La Flair’s debut show at The Edge, How To Keep Up With The Kardashians. What better than a fearless protest that actively challenges the suffocating expectations we face reminding us to always be exactly who we are to kick off our programme for International Women’s Day?

All about focusing on the harmful effects of advertisements that promote the concept of the ‘perfect body’ on our mental and physical health, this impressive creative project aims to perform a celebratory rebellion against the templates women are suffocated with, and instead celebrate how each individual woman has something no one can keep up with.

This performance will boldly explore the connection between ‘keeping up’ culture and mental health in a true, honest and humorous way with inspiration taken women across the UK as well as the personal experiences of those in the cast itself.

Thursday 3rd (SOLD OUT), Friday 4th (SOLD OUT) & Saturday 5th March from 7:30 pm (SOLD OUT)


Testament of Yootha

Coming in strong is actress/writer Caroline Burns Cooke’s third show, Testament of Yootha. A dazzling peak into the life of glamorous sitcom legend Yootha Joyce, Caroline follows Yootha’s journey through her incredible sitcom career, descent into alcoholism and, eventually, her untimely death at the age of 53.

Best known for playing Mildred opposite Brian Murphy in the sitcom Man About the House and its spin-off George and Mildred, you do not need to know about Yootha to enjoy this intriguing, ultimately tragic character, with a hint of nostalgia and glamour.

Cooke performs as Yootha, and many other characters through this woman’s life changing from Yootha to her mentor Joan Littlewood, a past husband, and previous characters she played, all with quips, foul language and the odd song certain to leave you feeling energised.

Thursday 10th March from 7:30 pm


Mum’s The Word Comedy Club

Fancy some afternoon comedy without having to leave your baby at home? Get yourself down to Mum’s The Word Comedy Club to see the best stand ups on the circuit whilst spending some quality time with your little one.

Perfectly designed for parents, or any other caregiver, with babies – new mum and fab comedian Katie Mulgrew will host the afternoon. Participants are wholly encouraged to feel free and relaxed to feed, change and nurse your baby during the event.

The acts are used to rowdy stags and hens, so a crying baby or a bare breast isn’t going to bother them! Due to the comedians performing their usual adult material, there is an under eighteen months policy to bare in mind.

Friday 11th March from 1 pm (SOLD OUT), Friday 1st April from 1 pm


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