Birthday Girls: 2053

Birthday Girls: 2053. Image shows from L to R: Camille Ucan, Rose Johnson, Beattie Edmondson.

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Sketch show starring Camille Ucan, Rose Johnson, Beattie Edmondson and Birthday Girls performed on the following days in August 2013...

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The year is 2053. Sketch comedy has taken over the world. But it is a world divided. After years of conflict, two factions have emerged. Birthday Girls perform darkly surreal, character-driven sketches. But a rival group are ready to do battle. They are gunning for the sketch comedy crown ... and that means taking down Birthday Girls. Birthday Girls are a brand new comedy sketch trio made up of Beattie Edmondson, Rose Johnson and Camille Ucan, former members of the critically acclaimed sketch group Lady Garden (BBC3's Live at the Electric). Directed by Tom Parry (Pappy's). www.birthdaygirlscomedy.com

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Brand new sketch group Birthday Girls bring their debut show, 2053, to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The year is 2053. Sketch comedy has taken over the world. But it is a world divided. After years of conflict, two factions have emerged. Birthday Girls perform darkly surreal, character-driven sketches. But a rival group are ready to do battle. They're gunning for the sketch comedy crown...and that means taking down Birthday Girls.

Birthday Girls are made up of Beattie Edmondson, Rose Johnson and Camille Ucan. All three were former members of sketch troupe Lady Garden, who enjoyed four critically acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh Fringe since their debut in 2008 and reached the finals of the Hackney Empire and Laughing Horse New Act of the Year competitions.

They went on to be described by The Sunday Telegraph as 'Britain's funniest women', and appeared on Upstairs Downstairs Abbey for Comic Relief (BBC One), Absolutely Fabulous (BBC One), Live At The Electric (BBC Three), Dick & Dom's Funny Business (BBC Two) and Sketchorama (BBC Radio 4). They also ran a sell-out residency in London, which featured Cardinal Burns, Anna & Katy and Joe Lycett among others, whilst they produced a series of sketches for BBC Comedy Online.

Camille's individual TV credits include Gittins (Channel 4), with executive producer Ricky Gervais, Absolutely Fabulous (BBC One), Quick Cuts (BBC Four) and Campus (Channel 4). Rose's credits include Robert's Web (Channel 4), Bitesize (BBC Two), Absolutely Fabulous (BBC One), and, in theatre, Private Lives (Royal Exchange). She has recently filmed a small part in the upcoming Sky1 comedy drama Mr Sloane alongside Nick Frost and Olivia Colman. Beattie played a lead role in Ben Elton's new BBC One comedy The Wright Way and other individual credits include Robert's Web (Channel 4), Absolutely Fabulous (BBC One), Spy (Sky1), Bitesize (BBC Two), Omid Djalili's Little Crackers for Sky1, The Ten Year Plan, and a BBC Radio 4 recorded reading of Dawn French's book, A Tiny Bit of Marvellous.

Birthday Girls' debut show will be directed by Tom Parry, one third of multi-award winning sketch trio Pappy's.


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Beattie Edmondson Self
Rose Johnson Self
Camille Ucan Self
Birthday Girls Self