Baby Daddy, Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, August 2-13.
A one-woman show which earned plaudits in Coventry and Birmingham will be on stage at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Baby Daddy, written and performed by Elinor Coleman (above), is an autobiographical piece which offers a painfully honest insight into the world of a young single mother who dreads the day when her daughter realises they are not a typical nuclear family, and asks: “Where’s my daddy”?
It’s a fast-paced show in which Elinor mixes song and the spoken word to explore the trials and tribulations of being a single mum, touching on sensitive issues with a wicked and unapologetic sense of humour.
By turns funny, rude and infectious, it was first performed it at Coventry’s Shoot Festival in 2016 where it won the artist development award, and last November Elinor took it to the Birmingham Rep where it won four-star reviews and was described as “innovative, real and thought-provoking”.
And Georgina Randall, reviewing Baby Daddy in the online StageTalk Magazine said: “anecdotes are beautifully portrayed (and) songs are beautifully performed, making the audience laugh and cry within minutes of each other”.
Talking about writing Baby Daddy, her first solo show, Birmingham-based Elinor said: “I wanted to write about something that I knew. Once that process began I realised that what I was writing about were things that I’ve never heard anybody talk openly about in public. Probably because self-respecting people just don’t share such intimate things – but luckily I have no shame!”
For tickets, call 0131 6233030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
(Show contains strong language and adult content).