Lady Garden: Top Secret Gig

Lady Garden: Top Secret Gig. Image shows from L to R: Eleanor Thom, Jessica Knappett, Hannah Dodd, Rose Johnson, Camille Ucan, Beattie Edmondson. Copyright: BBC.

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Sketch show starring Hannah Dodd, Jessica Knappett, Camille Ucan, Eleanor Thom, Rose Johnson and Beattie Edmondson performed on the following days in August 2010...

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I don't know what you're talking about - what gig? 'One of the most exciting and laugh-out-loud funny young sketch groups' (Tim Arthur, Time Out); 'Naturally funny and cleverly subversive' (Metro); 'Six very fine comic actresses' (Scotsman); 'Frivolous and fun' (; 'Gentle parody, well thought out satire and expert timing' (Times). Guardian 'best sketch' winner, Edinburgh 2009.

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Full press release

All female sketch group Lady Garden, return to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with a brand new show, bringing their observational and intricately choreographed humour to the Pleasance Beside.

Lady Garden have taken the comedy circuit by storm since their debut in 2008, becoming one of the 'most exciting and laugh-out-loud funny young sketch groups around' (Time Out) due to 'gentle parody, well thought out satire and expert timing' (The Times), culminating in shows that are 'as intricate as an opera and ten times more fun' (Chortle).

The Hackney Empire New Act of the Year and Laughing Horse New Act of the Year finalists have been named by The Independent as one of the best sketch acts to see in the UK and, at last years Edinburgh Fringe, were hailed as having the best sketch of the festival by The Guardian.

The troupe, who met at the University of Manchester, have performed at major comedy festivals including Manchester, Brighton, Sheffield and Leicester as well as at Glastonbury. In 2009 they secured a 12-month BBC development deal which will see them produce a taster later this year, as well as performing on BBC Radio 4's Front Row.

This years show is directed by the award-winning Phillip Breen whose credits include the critically-acclaimed Party (Scotsman Fringe First), Stefan Golaszewski Speaks About a Girl He Once Loved (Scotsman Fringe First) and Stefan Golaszewski is a Widower, all of which secured five star reviews. He also directed Cowards - starring Tim Key, Tom Basden, Lloyd Woolf and Stefan Golaszewski - and Far Too Happy, the show featuring Tim Key and Mark Watson amongst others, which received a Perrier Comedy Award nomination for Best Newcomer in 2001.


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Hannah Dodd Self
Rose Johnson Self
Jessica Knappett Self
Eleanor Thom Self
Camille Ucan Self
Beattie Edmondson Self