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WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE MCDONALD?

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Venue:The Free Sisters, 139 Cowgate Edinburgh EH1 1JS
Phone: 0131 622 6802
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: The Wee Room
AUG 22-26 at 18:30 (60 min)
 
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Welcome to the Edinburgh meeting of the self-help group ‘Jane McDonald Anonymous.' Through audio entries, soul searching and group participation, let me, the newly elected leader of an elite group of Jane superfans called the ‘Cruisettes’, guide you through your 8-step journey from admitting to celebrating your obsession with everything that is Jane McDonald.

'I mean, I've been cruising many, many times, but this is the biggest thing I've ever seen.' Jane McDonald, 2017.

Proudly supporting Maggie's Centres.

DISCLAIMER - The real Jane McDonald will not be appearing in this show, despite numerous attempts (some bordering on harassment) to convince her to attend the Festival.


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August 25, 2018  The Wee Review
Wakefield singer and TV personality celebrated in deeply personal Fringe debut.

“This evening’s meeting of Jane McDonald Fans Anonymous is full” reads the sign on the door of the Wee Room at the Free Sisters. As the audience for Whatever Happened to Baby Jane McDonald? gathers outside in anticipation, the atmosphere is one of cosy excitement and a collective enjoyment of an in-joke we’re all already completely on board with. This includes, it transpires, the one audience member who did not grow up in the UK, so has never actually heard of TV personality and singer, Jane McDonald.

Let’s face it – a niche celebrity reference is always, ALWAYS hilarious. Those of us who have enjoyed actively keeping up to date with the recent activities of Noel Edmonds can attest to this, as can anyone who still smiles to themselves every time they remember Dean Gaffney. The huge following garnered by Twitter phenomenon McFadden’s Cold War is a perfect recent example of this. In these troubling times, it seems nothing is more powerful than the invocation of a UK celebrity whose star is on the wane to unite us in affectionate mirth.

Grant McLachlan’s debut hour achieves exactly this. The charmingly camp references in the show’s title alone are enough to elicit a laugh, hence the preemptive enthusiasm of the assembled crowd.

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