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  • Writer's pictureJenna Cockburn

REVIEW: Susie McCabe - Femme Fatality | Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023

"A superb show packed with defiance, wisdom, and gags galore!"

Packing out the Assembly George Square venue at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe is the incredible storyteller and cracking comic with her new show, Susie McCabe: Femme Fatality.

With her wit and dry Glaswegian humour, McCabe delivers an hour of throwback tales of her life and the societal impressions and representations (or lack thereof) for a lesbian coming from the East End of Glasgow.

From the get-go, the audience in the palm of her hand. From funny anecdotes to top drawer punchlines, McCabe’s banter and laidback demeanour entices wave after wave of giggles and guffaws from the crowd.

Susie McCabe: Femme Fatality is a superb show packed with defiance, wisdom, and gags galore!




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