2019 Edinburgh Fringe

Harriet Braine: Les Admirables

  • Comedy (60 minutes)
Harriet Braine: Les Admirables. Harriet Braine

In this historical feminist coming-of-age musical comedy show, Harriet brings forth a team of rebellious women from the history of science to help her wage battle against ignorance, patriarchy and her inner demons. She also looks back over her career as a performer, from school plays to now, presenting her achievements alongside those of renowned inventors, healers and technological pioneers. Bold move, idiot. Funny Women Award winner and So You Think You're Funny? finalist, 2016. Buxton Fringe Comedy Award winner 2017. 'Marvellous' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Her lyrics were truly inspired' (Bruce Dessau). 'Fairly niche' (Stylist).

Featuring

Performances

Date Time Venue
31st Jul 18:00 Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market (Top)
1st Aug 18:00 Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market (Top)
2nd Aug 18:00 Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market (Top)
3rd Aug 18:00 Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market (Top)
4th Aug 18:00 Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market (Top)
5th Aug 18:00 Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market (Top)
6th Aug 18:00 Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market (Top)
7th Aug 18:00 Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market (Top)
8th Aug 18:00 Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market (Top)
9th Aug 18:00 Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market (Top)
10th Aug 18:00 Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market (Top)
11th Aug 18:00 Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market (Top)
13th Aug 18:00 Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market (Top)
14th Aug 18:00 Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market (Top)
15th Aug 18:00 Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market (Top)
16th Aug 18:00 Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market (Top)
17th Aug 18:00 Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market (Top)
18th Aug 18:00 Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market (Top)
19th Aug 18:00 Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market (Top)
20th Aug 18:00 Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market (Top)
21st Aug 18:00 Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market (Top)
22nd Aug 18:00 Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market (Top)
23rd Aug 18:00 Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market (Top)
24th Aug 18:00 Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market (Top)
25th Aug 18:00 Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market (Top)

Reviews

Press articles

Have you ever been too shy to speak to a hero you met?

Fringe comedians answer another of Richard Herring's Emergency Questions.

Chortle, 20th August 2019

What is your favourite anagram?

Another from Richard Herring's stock of Emergency Questions.

Chortle, 7th August 2019

Funny women picks of the Edinburgh Fringe

Get ready for quite the scroll down for this one, we've gone through the Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme, flicked past the pages and pages and pages of white-men-looking-baffled (t-shirt optional this year) and selected some shows we think you should see if you are heading up to Edinburgh this year...

Kate Stone, Mariana Feijo & Becky Singh, Funny Women, 1st August 2019

Who was the first person you remember fancying?

Another from Richard Herring's stock of Emergency Questions.

Chortle, 28th July 2019

Seriously, scientifically funny

Can you apply the rigour of the scientific method to comedy? Jay Richardson gets nerdy with Olga Koch, Harriet Braine and Dr Heather Berlin.

Jay Richardson, Fest Mag, 24th July 2019

My favourite comedian by Harriet Braine

I can't choose between my two favourite comedians called Adam.

Harriet Braine, Female First, 5th July 2019

Harriet Braine: the Edinburgh interviews 2019

Interview with Harriet Braine.

Becca Moody, Moody Comedy, 4th July 2019

50 word Fringe pitch: Harriet Braine

This time it's the turn of... Harriet Braine.

The Reviews Hub, 3rd July 2019

Preview - Harriet Braine: Les Admirables

Harriet Braine's third solo show, Les Admirables is a historical feminist coming-of-age musical comedy show. Harriet brings forth a team of rebellious women from the history of science to help her wage a battle against ignorance, patriarchy and her inner demons.

Kara Alberts, The Edinburgh Reporter, 29th June 2019

+3 interview: Harriet Braine: Les Admirables

"Time really flies! Seems only yesterday I was standing like a baby tree on the Debating Hall stage... so wooden and nervous."

Dan Lentell, Edinburgh49, 19th June 2019

Fringe 2019 to showcase comedy and talk show talent

Here's a few more picks from comics and chat show hosts.

Greg Jameson, Entertainment Focus, 12th June 2019

Three to see 2019: shows about women in history

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the Festival with her Three To See tips. This time three shows about women in history.

Caro Moses, ThreeWeeks, 7th June 2019

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