UNHAPPY BIRTHDAY : Edinburgh FringeAmy Lamé invites you share her birthday. Morrissey- icon for the bookish, bespectacled weirdos of the world - is invited too. A seat is reserved for him... will he arrive clutching a bunch of flowers and a gift? Will he turn up at all? Cake, quiffs and craziness collide in a flurry of balloons and beer, against a soundtrack of nostalgic teenage obsession.
Unhappy Birthday cracks open the cult of celebrity and fandom; flays fat, faith and sexual identity; probes the pains of growing up; and cross examines a curious nostalgia for a time that may never have existed except in the bedroom of our imagination.
Co-founder and hostess of the infamous London club/collective Duckie, Amy creates a culture clash of party, performance and poncing about in her new show.
Unhappy Birthday heads to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival after a sell out London run and regional tour.
“Popping the bubble of pretentiousness around performance art" Whatsonthefringe.com *****
"Stylish, distinctive DIY ethos…blurring the lines between party and play" Time Out: Critics Choice ****
“Over-excitement, over-indulging…I strongly encourage you to RSVP.” Whatsonstage.com ****
"Theatre for people who think theatre is a bit boring" The Guardian
"Lamé certainly knows how to throw a decent party" The Stage
“Right, better go and wash the smeared cake out of my jeans” Peter Kay
By/Starring: Amy Lamé
Directed by: Scottee
EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL
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