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The Adventures of the Bearded Lady tickets

The Ferret in Preston

Thursday 28th October 2021

8:00pm til 9:30pm (last entry 8:00pm)

Minimum Age: 14

Everything was going right for the bearded lady, until her secret came out…


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The Adventures of the Bearded Lady on Thursday 28th October 2021

Dream job, huge fanbase, and in a committed relationship with a beefy dancing bear. Everything was going right for the bearded lady, until her secret came out…

A coming of age fairytale about the bearded lady who ran away from the circus and embarked on a voyage transcending time, space and sex, her struggles to understand the societal limits on her gender and the eventual acceptance of herself as a woman.

Appropriating Leonardos from da Vinci to DiCaprio, a gender bending journey and joyful F*ck You to a world that asks people to hide or change who they are.

The show was first performed at Camden People's Theatre in 2018, and went on to Dumfries Big Burns Supper, Brighton fringe and a full run at the Edinburgh fringe with Gilded Balloon.

In January 2020, headhunted by producer Chris Dodd, the bearded lady travelled half way across the world for Perth fringe, performing in four venues, including her first circus tent (Casa Mondo, Yagan Square.

As well as the live show, the character’s autobiography is available to buy from all good bookshops.

‘Brilliantly understated comic with the punk spirit of the Sex Pistols’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

‘Tip top show’ Henning Wehn

‘Hilarious but equally thought-provoking, it’s funny and deep in the best combination’ The Brighton Blogger

'A real hidden gem... The writing has a fierce imagination and a very winning performance from van der Beek mixing, as it does comedy, singing and high drama’ Stephen Carlin

'At times enchanting, funny, joyous, and delightful, but there is also drama and stark tragedy – and just the right amount of bawdiness. Original and captivating, I highly recommend' Keith Prince

This event is featured in the UK Comedy Events 2021 article

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Entry Prices

Minimum age: 14

Entry price (public): 10 (Additional fees may apply)

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The Ferret in Preston


55 Fylde Road,

Tel: 01772 200017

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