Charmian Hughes: What-Not : Dunedin Fringe Festival

Charmian Hughes: What-Not

There’s a word for people there isn’t a word for- a What-Not, and London comedian Charmian is their champion.

So, gather round, all you odd-bods, weirdies, originals and sympathetic observers for this brand-new one-woman comedy show. This is Charmian’s third visit to the Dunedin Fringe after her 2017 debut ‘Soixante Mirth’ when big love for Dunedin, the Fringe and New Zealand was instant – and mutual.

Charmian began her comedy career during the UK Alternative Comedy Revolution working alongside legends like Jo Brand, Bill Bailey and Eddie Izzard and she’s been creating new original intelligent and delightful stuff ever since. Charmian has performed her comedy throughout the UK comedy circuit, including 'The Comedy Store' and the infamous 'Up the Creek and Tunnel Clubs', a high security prison and the 'British Houses of Parliament'.

In 2018, she dropped in on Melbourne Comedy Festival to perform a few sets and went down a storm. Charmian has performed at the New Zealand Fringe (Bats) and Auckland Fringe (Q Theatre and Garnett Station Tiny Theatre). She has been performing at the Edinburgh Festival with a new show every year since 2011. Charmian has emceed the huge Comedy Tent for the famous Glastonbury Festival many times, was nominated for the British Buxton Fringe Best Show in 2016 and in 2018 was Grand Finalist in the UK Petworth Fringe Comedian of The Year.

"The best gags of the night" - The Independent (UK)

"Captivating storyteller, irresistible performer" - Scotsman

"Funny and profound" - Theatreview

"A class above other stand-ups, a great entertainer not to be missed" - Dominion Post

UK BBC Radio 4 Pick of The Week.



$16.00 - $18.00

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Emerson's Festival Club

20 Princes St, Dunedin

Cabaret Storytelling Comedy

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The Dunedin Fringe Festival is the world’s southernmost festival of its kind. Initiated in 2000, Dunedin Fringe aims to bring experimental contemporary art to a wider audience and to support the work of emerging artists. Dunedin Fringe is an annual event which happens every March timed to coincide with other fringe festivals in New Zealand and Australia.

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