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IGUANA MUM

Phil McIntyre Management

Comedy

Venue:Cabaret Voltaire, 36-38 Blair Street Edinburgh EH1 1QR
Phone: 0131 247 4704
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: Cinema Room
AUG 3-13, 20-27 at 18:00 (40 min)
 
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Wish big, wish high, but be careful what you wish for. That's what marriage and kids have taught Sindhu (rhymes with Hindu — convenient because she is one). The 2016 BBC New Comedy Award finalist talks about power struggles, Vikings, mothering, Wall Street, benign dictatorship and and why love isn’t always enough but sometimes it is and that’s why we all keep going. Oh, and a story about “going a little bit” to prison.

NATYS Runner-up 2017
Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Runner-up 2017
Funnywomen Awards finalist 2013

As seen on Live from the BBC
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled.

"Priceless" -- Chortle
"Refreshing...clever stuff" -- Bruce Dessau
"Excellent" -- Broadway Baby
"...searingly funny and completely truthful.." -- Gurinder Chadha


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News and Reviews for this Show

August 25, 2017  Funny Women
Sindhu puts her accolade as a 2016 BBC New Comedy Award finalist ahead of the fact that she was already making comedy waves with us when she reached the Funny Women Awards final in 2013. She is way ahead of the curve when it comes to comedy of the intrinsically female kind and I love her for it.

This show explores that you need to be careful what you wish for and Sindhu regales us with some hilariously embellished real-life stories about marriage, kids and three generations living under one roof.

Through the prism of family life, we are treated to tales about power struggles with her teenage ‘gangsta’ son, and unwanted sex advice from her mother. Sindhu’s deadpan musings on how to sustain her marriage over 18 years will resonate with anybody who has staying power and explains why love isn’t always enough.

Sindhu promises to get to the Iguana Mum at the beginning of the show – she does and it’s worth it. A clever way of sustaining interest throughout her strong and beguiling narrative.

This is such an accomplished show my only issue was the fact that we were crowded into what felt like the smallest, hottest venue at the Fringe! Sindhu could easily hold her own in a bigger venue.

In the meantime, brave the small hot room and tell her I sent you. I predict great things for Sindhu in 2018. Click Here

August 6, 2017  The List
An enjoyably guilt-laden foray into unspeakable truths

Iguana Mum isn't really an iguana, nor is it the name of a weird parenting attitude like 'tiger mom'. Instead, Sindhu Vee is a comedian, a wife and a mother. After bemoaning how certain sources of comedy material are inapplicable to her life situation, she follows the old adage of 'write what you know', turning the focus to domestic matters.

Vee's Danish husband and their enduring marriage, as well as their three children, are fodder for her cynical worldview in which lying is necessary to happiness and children should respect, nay fear, their mothers. Her acerbic perspective and unapologetic delivery of less politically correct home truths are alarmingly persuasive. And her candour about her own culpability in times of marital strife only makes her seem more likeable.

An iguana does make an appearance, verbally rather than physically, and it's worth waiting for as Vee uses it to drive home a point about the dog-eat-dog nature of, well, nature. It's a brisk show, coming in at 40 minutes with not all of the material sticking to her theme but, overall, Vee offers a thoroughly enjoyable, if guilt-inducing, foray into some of the things we dare not say out loud. Click Here

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