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Anna Morris: Kid-Life Crisis (Work in Progress)


Anna Morris: Kid-Life Crisis (Work in Progress)

The Counting House

38 West Nicolson Street
The Lounge: AUG 4-9, 11-16, 18-21 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Anna Morris: Kid-Life Crisis (Work in Progress)

Award-winning character comedian Anna Morris (Channel 4's Lee and Dean, BBC's Outnumbered, The First Team, Count Arthur Strong) brings her BBC Radio 4 special to life in this debut stand-up show. For the first time in her career, Morris steps out of her much-loved characters and reveals a side we've never seen. Kid-Life Crisis is an honest, funny and uplifting show about turning 40, eligible bitchelors, biological clocks and embracing 'otherhood.

Reviews for previous shows:

'The most original actress/comedian since Victoria Wood' (Daily Express)

'Beautifully crafted' (Independent)

'Darkly hilarious'(Grazia)

★★★★★ (Edinburgh Guide)

★★★★★ (Funny Women)

★★★★ (Scotsgay)

★★★★ (The Stage)

★★★★ (The Herald)

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

July 31, 2022   On The Mic

Tell me about your 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, Kid-Life Crisis.

It’s the live version of my BBC Radio 4 stand-up special, which I wrote and recorded during lockdown to a remote audience. I’ve been desperate to do it on stage since then and have an audience in the room and not just in my headphones. It’s about my kid-life crisis at turning 40 without having procreated, and the way people have enjoyed unhelpfully reminding me that a) my biological clock is ticking and b) I ‘might regret it’ and c) they don’t get it… (note how we never ask people WHY they actually have children).

Tell me about your previous Edinburgh experiences

This is my 6th solo run, but my first stand-up show. The other 5 were all character comedy shows, including the award-winning It’s Got to be Perfect which was an entire wedding on stage. I usually hide behind characters, so this is the first time I’m being ‘me’ on stage. It’s scary!

Who inspires you?

All artists, to be honest – anyone willing to put themselves and their art out there for people to see. It’s an incredible act of bravery to make yourself vulnerable like that!

Why have you chosen to perform as part of Alex Petty’s Free Festival?

I love The Counting House and Alex has been very supportive of my work for years.

Finally, ask and answer a question of your own.

Tell us something not many people know about you?

I have single-sided deafness – my left ear does not work at all! Click Here For Article