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Venue:The Newsroom, 5 - 11 Leith Street Edinburgh EH1 3AT
Phone: 0131 557 5830
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Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: The Downstairs Bar
AUG 3-12 at 22:00 (60 min)
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Want to spice up your love life? Not sure what ‘S&M’ stands for? Fifty Shades of Grey made you angry and confused? Never fear! Ros Ballinger is here to guide you through the strange, wonderful world of beginner’s BDSM. Spanking etiquette, dirty talk pitfalls, doms to avoid – no subject is off limits. Except PVC. She’s not into that.

"Vulgarity and hilarity. **** - Connor Devine, Greater Manchester Fringe

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July 10, 2017 FUBAR radio
FUBAR radio interview
Thomas Dominique joined Ian in studio, he’s currently starring as a lead in Syfy’s exciting new series Blood Drive. The boys chatted about modesty pouches and drama schools. Ros Ballinger was also on the show, talking about her Edinburgh show ‘The Idiot’s Guide to Kink’. Click Here

May 30, 2017 Broadway Baby
#EdFringe17: Ros Ballinger presents The Idiot’s Guide to Kink
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November 8, 2015  Greater Manchester Fringe blog
It’s brave enough in this reviewers mind to mention to someone you have even tried BDSM, let alone talk in depth about your experiences in an hour long comedy show.

Ros Ballinger’s ‘The Idiot's Guide to Kink’ pulls no punches when it comes to anecdotes and jokes about BDSM.

A small room at the back of Gulliver’s in the Northern Quarter is the perfect setting for a show like this, intimate, but not overly so.

Props are a key component in the show, as is audience participation, with Ballinger relying on the audience to mimic the sound of a vibrator level by level, from one to ten.

Of course a BDSM stand up show wouldn’t be complete without a complete dismantling of the phenomenon that is Fifty Shades of Grey, which Ballinger does with both hilarity and vulgarity.

The pacing of the show slips slightly when Ballinger goes for her props or a swig of cider, but being a part time comedian comes with a bit of leeway and this certainly accounts for that.

Ros Ballinger would be a nice act to follow, and that most certainly is a compliment. The subject matter allows the audience to open up a bit as we are laughing at her own experiences and subconsciously our own.

Well rounded and enjoyable show from a self-professed part time comedian. Click Here

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