2016 Edinburgh Fringe

Foiled

  • Comedy (satire)
  • 7pm (60 mins)
  • 5-10, 12-17, 19-24 & 26-29 Aug
  • Ruby Rouge
  • Free
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184: Ruby Rouge

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Foiled

Staged in a working hairdressers on Clerk Street, come and immerse yourself in the secret world of styling while Sabrina and the team attempt mission impossible, hair-wise. Bleach for the Stars apparently specialises in celebrity dip dyes and off-kilter karaoke, but today the salon is closed, again, so that manageress and chief style engineer Sabrina can get busy nominating herself for the prestigious Clipadvisor Salon of the Year award. When bald, out-of-work actor Richie arrives for a career saving hairdo, talented assistant stylist Tanisha must convince Sabrina that you simply can't buy success. Except, of course, when you can.

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Interview: Beth Granville - Foiled

Foiled interview.

Rosie Gillott, Fresh Air, 24th August 2016

Foiled - A comedy play in a hair salon

We talk to the team behind Foiled, a comic play at the Edinburgh Fringe which is staged in a working hair salon. With the format proving a hit, it looks like the characters may soon be on tour.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd August 2016

Foiled: 10 Edinburgh Fringe questions

Beth Granville from Foiled answers 10 questions about their 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show.

British Comedy Guide, 13th August 2016

10 weird and wonderful shows at this year's Fringe

From the poetry-spouting sommelier to the baby, well, being a baby.

Radio Times, 8th August 2016

15 Welsh acts at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

An eclectic mix of Welsh work is heading to the world famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wales Online, 25th July 2016

Edinburgh Salon hosts comedy show

Ruby Rouge Hairdressing in Edinburgh is set to make its stage debut next month, as it becomes a performance venue for a comedy show about hairdressing during the city's annual Fringe Festival!

Salon, 22nd July 2016

Edinburgh Fringe | 2016 Beth Granville

Staged in a working hairdressers on Clerk Street, come and immerse yourself in the secret world of styling while Sabrina and the team attempt mission impossible, hair-wise.

The New Current, 18th July 2016

Wales at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Wales is sending a formidable army of unique and talented productions to this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Art Scene in Wales, 13th July 2016

Beth Granville interview

With a unique blend of big hair, satirical comedy, sing-along show tunes and beyond-the-grave psychic interventions, Foiled is the feel-good theatrical answer to the lamentably unasked question: 'Something for the weekend, Prime Minister?'.

The Vile Blog, 10th July 2016

Five Fast Fringe Questions: Foiled

Beth Granville, writer and performer of Foiled, answers our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions.

The Reviews Hub, 5th July 2016

Ruby Rouge Hair Salon takes centre stage as venue

The theatre company behind new comedy Foiled is hoping that staging it in a working hair salon will leave it a cut above the rest.

Brian Ferguson, The Scotsman, 21st April 2016

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We can't have clients coming in here, trampling all over my concentration, looking messy about the place.

Staged in an actual working hair salon on Clerk Street (never before used as a Fringe venue), Foiled invites you to immerse yourself in the secret world of styling while Sabrina and her team attempt to perform mission impossible, hair-wise. 'Bleach for the Stars' specialises in celebrity dip dyes and off-kilter karaoke but today its doors are closed (again) so that manageress and chief style engineer Sabrina can get busy nominating herself for the prestigious Clipadvisor Salon of the Year award.

When bald out-of-work actor Richie arrives for a career-saving hair-do, over-talented and under-employed assistant stylist Tanisha must convince Sabrina that you simply can't buy success. Except, of course, when you can.

With a unique blend of big hair, satirical comedy, sing-along show tunes and beyond-the-grave psychic interventions, Foiled is the feel-good theatrical answer to the lamentably unasked question: 'Something for the weekend, Prime Minister?'.

Writer Beth Granville comments: "Over the years I've sat in hairdressers' chairs for what would probably amount to months of my life. In those chairs (part-time confessionals) I have laughed, cried and shared some of my darkest secrets. With more mirrors than a fun house and sharp objects in such perilous proximity to people's heads, the stakes are always high. Love or hate a trip to the hairdressers, everyone who's been to one has a story and I'm excited to tell mine."

Beth Granville and David Charles have been writing comedy together since 2012 with such well-known online viral pieces as the Daily Mail £1 Migrant Solidarity Tour under their belts. Granville has contributed comedy material for BBC Wales Radio and has appeared in Gavin & Stacey and Stella.

Performances

Date Time Venue
5th Aug 19:00 Ruby Rouge
6th Aug 19:00 Ruby Rouge
7th Aug 19:00 Ruby Rouge
8th Aug 19:00 Ruby Rouge
9th Aug 19:00 Ruby Rouge
10th Aug 19:00 Ruby Rouge
12th Aug 19:00 Ruby Rouge
13th Aug 19:00 Ruby Rouge
14th Aug 19:00 Ruby Rouge
15th Aug 19:00 Ruby Rouge
16th Aug 19:00 Ruby Rouge
17th Aug 19:00 Ruby Rouge
19th Aug 19:00 Ruby Rouge
20th Aug 19:00 Ruby Rouge
21st Aug 19:00 Ruby Rouge
22nd Aug 19:00 Ruby Rouge
23rd Aug 19:00 Ruby Rouge
24th Aug 19:00 Ruby Rouge
26th Aug 19:00 Ruby Rouge
27th Aug 19:00 Ruby Rouge
28th Aug 19:00 Ruby Rouge
29th Aug 19:00 Ruby Rouge

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