Jess Robinson: Mighty Voice

  • Music / Cabaret
  • 9:40pm (1 hour)
  • 30 & 31 Jul; 1-10, 12-25 Aug 2014
  • Pleasance Dome
  • 8 - 11.50
Jess Robinson: Mighty Voice. Jess Robinson. Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

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Music / Cabaret starring Jess Robinson that was performed at Pleasance Dome at 9:40pm for 1 hour, on the following days in August 2014.

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Join the star of BBC1's Dead Ringers, Impressions Show, and Jim Cartwright's Little Voice for a sublime hour of laughter as she impersonates everyone from classic Hollywood stars to pampered pop celebs. Discover why Jess is a mimic (her overbearing Jewish mother) and learn some impressions so you can impress your mates. Featuring live accompaniment from fabulous flame-haired Kirsty Newton (Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen). With a mind-boggling, show-stopping finale extravaganza, come see Liza Minnelli rapping with Nicki Minaj, Shirley Bassey singing Nirvana, Jessie J in a sing off with Bjork and much more! 'Terrific' (Times).

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Jess Robinson, the star of BBC1's Dead Ringers, Impressions Show, and the UK tour of Jim Cartwright's Little Voice, is proud to present her debut solo show at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Join Jess for a sublime hour of music and laughter as she impersonates everyone from classic Hollywood stars to pampered pop celebs. Discover why she is a mimic (her overbearing Jewish mother) and learn some impressions yourself so you can impress your mates. You may never be yourself again...

This highly entertaining show also features live accompaniment and original songs from Jess' fabulous flame-haired Musical Director Kirsty Newton (Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen) and in a mind-boggling, show-stopping finale extravaganza which involves Jess impersonating 40 different singers, come see Liza Minnelli rapping with Nicki Minaj, Shirley Bassey singing Nirvana, Jessie J in a sing off with Björk and much more!

As an actress Jess has appeared in both plays and musicals. She toured the UK recently in Jim Cartwright's Little Voice and starred with Joan Collins in Full Circle playing Joan's daughter. She played Ophelia in Hamlet - The Musical! (Richmond Theatre and Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2010), Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz and The Queen Of Hearts for the Les Enfants Terribles' production of Alice In Wonderland.

She has appeared on numerous shows for Radio 4, including the Sony Award winning The Secret World, The Now Show and Fifteen Minute Musicals and also several of the Doctor Who audio episodes.

Her television work includes Dead Ringers, The Impressions Show, Spoof!, The Slammer and Scoop! for the BBC. She also co-wrote and starred in her own sketches for ITV's Comedy Cuts.

She is also the voice of CBBCs Horrible Histories and provided the core female impressions for CBBC's HEDZ! And ITV's Headcases.

Kirsty Newton has worked on many popular shows including Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen, Rich Hall's Hoedown, Mitch Benn & The Distractions, and The Comedy Store Players.

Nick Doody is writer on the Sony Award-winning Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive. Other credits include 8 out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week, The Now Show and The News Quiz.

Rohan Acharya is accomplished producer and director and has a huge number of TV and theatre credits to his name, including BBC3's White Van Man and Brendon Burns' Edinburgh Comedy Award winning show, So I Suppose This is Offensive Now!


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