Assembly George Square, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Pamela’s Palace, where all your beauty dreams come true.
After taking Australia by storm this festival season, hair-styling queens-to-be Pam, Tiffany and Bronwyn bring their brilliant all-singing, all-dancing comedy back to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2019. Strutting their way through fearless dance routines and satirical songs, Pamela's Palace deliver cheeky, tear-jerking humour in beautifully crafted layers, just like your favourite haircut. Pamela’s Palace wants everyone to embrace self-empowerment, forget imperfections and let their inner beauty queens out with the most hair-larious, female comedy trio. It's just like a girls night out, but in. Pamela’s Palace bring their scissors and hairspray to Assembly Box from from Wed 31 – Mon 26 August, after a 3-night stop at the Brighton Fringe on Fri 3 – Sun 5 May.
In the glittery underworld of combs and curlers Pamela is the hard won queen of a buzzing beauty salon. Tiffany is love sick, bashful Bronwyn ‘needs to talk’, and attention-seeking Pamela has age-related problems from her head down to her camel-toe. With dazzling original music and jaw dropping dance routines, Pamela and her girls bring you all the drama of a Mike Leigh and the sparkle and humour of Strictly Ballroom in a whirlwind of female insecurities, shameless gossip and some over-bleached highlights.
‘An outstanding sitcom comic creation’ ★★★★ The Scotsman
Pamela’s Palace is produced by Interactive Theatre International, the team behind the global smash hit Faulty Towers The Dining Experience. Having premiered in 2018 to critical and audience acclaim at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and sold out at a run in London, the Pams now return from Adelaide and Melbourne Festivals triumphantly with a string of 5* reviews under their hairdressers belts. Pamela’s Palace is co-devised by the comedians Donna Gray, Katie Grace Cooper and Ayesha Tansey with Mella Faye, who also directs the show, and has choreographic assistance from critically acclaimed physical comedy specialist Stephen Harper from Told by an Idiot and from one of the world’s leading teachers of clown and physical comedy Aitor Basauri, staff tutor at Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas.
‘Clever choreography, funky costumes, and a frantic fight scene thrown in for good measure, this show will really appeal to audiences both young and old.’ ★★★★★ Sam About Town
‘The evening is a riot as three talented performers pout and strut their way through some dazzling choreography’
★★★★★ Broadway Baby
‘Pamela and her posse are engaging, entertaining and above all, get their claws out - and it is great’
★★★★★ The Advertiser - Adelaide
‘These ladies are terrific performers. With excellent comedic timing, stage presence, and vocal talent, every mark is hit’ Adelaide Theatre Guide