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Alice-India: Be Brave! (or Whatever)


Alice-India: Be Brave! (or Whatever)

The Three Sisters

139 Cowgate
The Wee Room: AUG 4-28 at 20:45 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

Alice-India: Be Brave! (or Whatever)

Have you tried just being brave, or whatever?

Alice-India (2Northdown New Act of the Year Finalist 2021) is looking for a new best ever friend forever.

Alice, the friendly face of mental illness and all round delightful little pain in the butt, will break your heart in to a million pieces (in a good way lol) and show you how simple it is to just be brave, or whatever we get it stop going on oh my god.

This year we have two entry methods: Free & Unticketed or Pay What You Can
Free & Unticketed: Entry to a show is first-come, first served at the venue - just turn up and then donate to the show in the collection at the end.
Pay What You Can: For these shows you can book a ticket to guarantee entry and choose your price from the Fringe Box Office, up to 30 mins before a show. After that all remaining space is free at the venue on a first-come, first-served bases. Donations for walk-ins at the end of the show.

News and Reviews for this Show

August 18, 2022    The Scotsman

Performing in one of the boxiest rooms at the festival, the intimacy suits Alice-India's candid, confessional style. With the avowed aim of making friends, she gently probes the audience even as she unloads her own insecurities and issues. A former school teacher with no great love for children, she was signed off unwell a month into the academic year and chronicles a string of depressive symptoms, though her diagnosis remains unclear.

She may be autistic she ventures but doesn't allow herself to be confined by this possibility. And in truth, she's more defined by her bisexuality and that of her caring boyfriend's, with her very much wearing the trousers and the phallic supremacy in their relationship.

Some of her material grasps towards gratuitousness, a bit about incestuous dreams presented as if it's relatable. But this seems less taboo-busting than an attempt to be distinctive, the young stand-up still trying to find her voice to an extent, exemplified when she quotes another comedian's account of their sexual awakening as being akin to her own. No great matter though, because she's a perky, engaging presence, despite her troubles, and shows glimpses of ambition and potential. Jay Richardson