This is the fourth episode in a series of podcasts covering Edinburgh Fringe 2019.
Listen back to the previous episodes with Mika Johnson & Teddy Lamb, Travis Alabanza, and Emily Aboud & Charlotte Dowding, and look out on our social media for tour dates to see their shows.
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Brigitte Aphrodite is a punk poet, musician, writer, theatre maker and feminist showgirl. Brigitte is the writer of Parakeet, and performs as a parakeet underscoring the show.
Michelle Tiwo is an actor, poet and model, and the lead performer in Parakeet.
Brigitte’s #FeministFaves are…
Music: Pink Suits, Self Esteem, Big Joanie, The Tuts, Dream Wife, Kate Nash, Lunatraktors
Books: Period Power by Maisie Hill, Laura Dockrill’s books for children & young adults.
Poet: Neelam Saredia-Brayley
Michelle’s #FeministFaves are...
Travis Alabanza & their writing about Edinburgh Fringe
Ruth Sutoye & Bald Black Girls
Tobi Kyeremateng & The Black Ticket Project
Poetry & art from: Touching Bass, Steam Down, Andrea Phillips, Vanessa Kisuule, Rachael Young, Theresa Lola, The Rap Party, Belinda Zhawi & Born::Free
Michelle & Brigitte’s Edinburgh show recommendations...
How To Be Brave by Dirty Protest
Burgerz by Travis Alabanza (Autumn tour includes: Dublin, Newcastle, Glasgow, Warwick, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge & London)
The End & One by Bert & Nasi (One is coming to Battersea Arts Centre in October)
Civilization by Antler Theatre
Class & Fat Blokes By Scottee (Class is coming to Home in Manchester in Oct & touring in 2020)
Emily Aboud is the director and writer of Splintered.
Charlotte Dowding is one of the three performers in Splintered.
Splintered is a Lagahoo Theatre production which uses cabaret, carnival, and recorded interviews with LGBTQ+ people in Trinidad and Tobago to tell the stories of Queer people in the Caribbean. It’s on every night during Edinburgh Fringe, at Bedlam Theatre 21:30.
Emily’s #FeministFaves are soca artist Nailah Blackman & dancehall artist Shenseea.
Charlotte’s #FeministFave is The Slumflower, and her book What A Time To Be Alone.
Other #EdFringe shows mentioned in this episode...
Girl Scouts vs Aliens at Assembly George Square at 12:10
Pink Lemonade at Assembly Roxy at 15:45 every other day (listen to our previous episode featuring Pink Lemonade writer/performer Mika Johnson)
Typical at Pleasance Courtyard 16:30
Travis Alabanza is a performer, writer and theatre-maker based in London (via Bristol). Their show BURGERZ is on at the Traverse Theatre at varying times until August 25th (except the 5th, 12th & 19th), and then on tour, going to Dublin, Newcastle, Glasgow, Warwick, Birmingham, Bristol, and London’s Southbank Centre.
Travis’ #FeministFave is community activist, writer, trainer & facilitator Nim Ralph.
Pippa’s #FeministFave is singer-songwriter King Princess.
Beth’s #FeministFave is the organisers of BiFest, Bi Pride, and #BwiththeT.
Travis’ #EdFringe show recommendations are...
Black Holes Zoo Southside 14:20 (Aug 19-25th)
Nightclubbing/OUT Summerhall 15:45
Pink Lemonade & Since U Been Gone Assembly Roxy 15:45
(listen to our interview with Mika Johnson & Teddy Lamb on our first EdFringe2019 podcast)
Class Assembly Roxy 16:05
Crystal Rasmussen Underbelly Cowgate 17:50
Sex Education Summerhall 19:10
Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing Pleasance Dome 19:00
Sophie Duker: Venus Pleasance Courtyard 19:00
Lucy McCormick: Post Popular Pleasance Courtyard 20:00
Shit Theatre Drink Rum With Expats Summerhall 20:05
Splintered Bedlam Theatre 21:30
This episode is the first Bechdel Theatre podcast from Edinburgh Fringe 2019!
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Mika Johnson is a writer and performer from Nottingham. Their show Pink Lemonade is on at Assembly Roxy at 15:45 on odd dates. Help fund Mika's Top Surgery
Teddy Lamb is a playwright and theatre-maker from Warwickshire. Their show Since U Been Gone is on at Assembly Roxy at 15:45 on even dates.
Mika and Teddy’s shows are both being co-produced by The Queer House and HighTide Theatre. The Queer House is an agency and production company for LGBTQIA+ actors, performers and theatre-makers.
Teddy’s #FeministFave is writer/podcaster Bethany Rutter and her debut novel No Big Deal.
Mika’s #FemininstFave is the book Kings Queens and Inbetweens by Tanya Boteju.
Beth’s #FeministFave is Cerys Bradley’s podcast The Coming Out Tapes.
Pippa’s #FeministFave is the Channel 4 TV show Drag SOS.
ALL the recommendations featured on this episode can be found on our latest blog post: Shows to see at Edinburgh Fringe 2019.