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The Church of Princess Cassandra


The Church of Princess Cassandra

32 Below

32b West Nicolson Street
Little Cellar: AUG 3-15, 17-27 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

The Church of Princess Cassandra

Is anybody really listening to you?

Under the cover of mid to late afternoon, a group of women meet with just one thing on their mind...


Sick of being spoken over at dinner, tired of signing all the petitions and never ever seeing any actual change, the Church of Princess Cassandra are committed to enacting dastardly (but only slightly illegal) revenge on the oppressor; the system... the Man (and sometimes Wo-man).

The Church of Princess Cassandra is a little comedy play with big Greek Tragedy energy, about what happens when you are done with waiting politely for your turn to be heard.

Written by and starring Lucy Frederick ('A genuinely gifted Performer' The Scotsman).

Also starring Robyn Perkins (Smart, engaging, fun and funny' Chortle).

further cast tbc.

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 19, 2023    The Scotsman

Is it a secret meeting or a show? A piece of comic theatre, or a call to an action that you might later regret? At the start, it feels like a classic Free Fringe performance: we’re putting on fake moustaches and sunglasses. By the end, we’ve been transported from the golden gloom of an underground bar to somewhere significantly darker. It begins, like all great comedy, with a speech delivered from behind a lectern. Its charismatic orator is comedian-turned-playwright Lucy Frederick who, wearing blue eye shadow like war paint, rallies us to seek revenge for the treatment of Cassandra, a woman who isn’t believed for the things that she says and a figure that you may be familiar with from Greek mythology, or real life. This is after all, not so secretly, a piece about eradicating prejudice, including in ourselves.

Joined by Robyn Perkins and Alice Frick, who you’ll perhaps recognise from the world of stand-up, and Emma Berryman, who risks stealing the show from the side-lines as Patrick Swayze, there’s tea, biscuits and opportunities to share in what could be a self-help group, a cult, or a franchise – like an Avon party but with more blood. Just when you think you know what to expect, something that feels disconcertingly like a verbatim monologue pops up. And then another one. They’re excellent – moving and macabre, like Alan Bennett meets Tales of the Unexpected. Calls for help regarding a wayward son are unanswered by “the social” in a touching piece delivered by Mr. I Had the Time of My Life, and some ornamental fish risk becoming the victims of a vigilante violence. Can such behaviour ever be justified? What if nothing else is working? By the end of the show, the venue has melted away and it’s not just laughter but tension that fills the room. Sally Stott Click Here For Review

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