Loretta Maine: Strong Independent Woman (Unless I Am Very Tired)

Loretta Maine: Strong Independent Woman (Unless I Am Very Tired). Pippa Evans. Copyright: BBC.

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Music / stand-up starring Pippa Evans performed on the following days in August 2014...

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Loretta Maine returns to Edinburgh after touring her hit musical extravaganza Bipolar, four semi-sober appearances on BBC Three's Live at the Electric, a trip to the Melbourne Comedy Festival and a restraining order from Dr Karl Kennedy. Loretta's hitting the big time. But how can she go pop without losing her mind? Well, if it worked for Britney ... oh dear. 'Comic talent and musical genius' (Edinburgh Evening News). 'A fantastic wreck of a human being and a great comedy conception' (Chortle.co.uk).

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Loretta Maine returns to Edinburgh after touring her hit musical extravaganza Bipolar four semi-sober appearances on BBC Three's Live At The Electric, a trip to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and a restraining order from Dr Karl Kennedy. Loretta's done with people trash talking her - she's hitting the big time. But how can she go pop without losing her mind? Well, if it worked for Britney... Oh dear.

This August will see Loretta Maine return to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with her brand new show Strong Independent Woman (Unless I Am Very Tired). Loretta is trying to become a mainstream pop star and she knows what is expected of her to make it big. Make the perfect pop song? Well, first, she needs to buy a leotard.

Loretta Maine is the creation of Pippa Evans, an award-winning comedian, actress, songwriter and improviser. Twice nominated at the Chortle Awards, once in 2009 for Best Character Act and then again for Best Musical & Varity Performer in 2013, Pippa has taken four critically acclaimed solo shows to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and bagged a Best Newcomer nomination for her debut hour, Pippa Evans and Other Lonely People. Pippa is a semi-regular writer and performer on BBC Radio 4's The Now Show, she is a core member of Showstopper: The Improvised Musical and for BBC Radio 4 Extra's Newsjack. Pippa also co-created the international phenomenon The Sunday Assembly and has performed across all three series of BBC Three's Live At The Electric.

At the Edinburgh Festival in 2010 Pippa unleashed her alterego Loretta Maine, a sexy and psychotic American country and western singer-songwriter for a full show of her own Loretta Maine: I'm Not Drunk I Just Need To Talk To You. 2012 saw Pippa take a new hour of Loretta to the Fringe, Loretta Maine: Bipolar, which garnered a slew of 4 and 5 star reviews and played to packed houses throughout the Festival month. The show was also invited to the Soho Theatre in London for a five night run in Spring 2013, before Pippa jetted off to Australia to make her debut at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.