Edinburgh Fringe Preview
Sameena Zehra - Existerhood
by Sameena Zehra
In her first new solo show in 2 years, Zehra is back doing what she does best; a goulash of storytelling and political commentary, peppered with absurdity, dark humour and personal context.
The world is changing. Bigly. Power balances are shifting. But if power corrupts, can we really get rid of ALL the arsebiscuits without becoming arsebiscuits ourselves? How will we build our manifesto for the future? Can we do it together? What price friendship, when revolution beckons? What price joy & compassion? And what about the menz? We’re all searching for a better world- can we make it happen? Intent. Consequence. Power. Control. These are words. I will use them. You will laugh. (terms and conditions apply).
Winner, Outstanding Performer, Tea with Terrorists, NZ Fringe 2017
Winner, Outstanding Ensemble, Fiery Tongues, NZ Fringe 2017
Nominee, Best In Fringe, Homicidal Pacifist, NZ Fringe 2016
Reviews for previous shows include...
'Funny, fiery, brave and true.' The Herald, Scotland
‘... combines warmth with political passion.’ * * * * Scotsgay
‘A master storyteller…’ * * * * Three Weeks, Edinburgh
'mingling of the commonplace with the astonishing, and frequently violent' The Independent
‘...an intimate atmosphere with all the warmth, energy and enthusiasm of a full house at the Apollo...Fluency, intensity and vivacity…’* * * * The Age,Melbourne
‘ballsy, intelligent and searing…the best comedy show I have seen all Fringe’ Radio Adelaide
‘the wittiest, most intelligent, comedy I’ve seen in the whole Wellington Fringe Festival 2016… tackles the hard topics with ease, wit and charm…comedy that made you laugh and made you think.’ Art Murmur
Zehra has been performing comedy since 2011. She is also blues singer/songwriter, writer, director and accomplished actor who has worked at the National Theatre, and toured internationally with the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has also appeared on radio and TV, both as a performer and an activist, most notably as a panel member on ABC Australia's panel show Q&A, discussing marriage equality.
Zehra is a consummate writer and performer and has a great connection with her audience. She is a storyteller, political satirist, intersectional feminist and humanist with a unique take on the world, equally at home exploring the individual experiences of daily life and the larger issues of the world we live in.
She has performed her solo shows all over the world, including Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Brighton Fringe, Adelaide Fringe and New Zealand Fringe.
Saturday 28th July at 5pm
Running time: 55mins
16+, coarse language, adult themes.
Ticket purchases are non refundable. Concession prices apply to students; under 18s; pensioners; those on disability and unemployment benefits; Equity, BECTU & SDUK members; Portico Places cardholders. As a young venue we are still upgrading and developing the space, any additional donations are much appreciated and will be used towards improving the theatre even further and keeping the venue going in the long-term.