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CHARMIAN HUGHES - BRA TREK

Charmian Hughes | View Performers Biography

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Venue:The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street Edinburgh EH8 9DD
Phone: 0131 667 7533
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: The Attic
AUG 2-12, 14-26 at 15:35 (60 min)
 
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Bra as metaphwoar! Bust out of those stereotype roles that flatten us and join Charmian’s epic quest to boldly find our own fit in world and a bra that fits. Big hit down under! (Funny.. upbeat.. intelligent.. insightful.. unique’ Dominion Post) And on top! (‘Buxom!’ Theatreview) ‘A class above other stand-ups…a great entertainer not to be missed.’ Stuff. Charmian is a regular MC at the Glastonbury Festival, and has played comedy all over the world from the Houses of Parliament to HM Prisons plus all the best comedy clubs. Nominated Best Comedy Buxton Fringe 2016 and Comedians Comedian 2016.'Best gags' Independent 'charming ribaldry' Guardian. 'I love Charmian Hughes' Bridget Christie.


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August 26, 2018 Squirrel Comedy
Charmian Hughes is hosting her show in a tiny room (it IS called the attic), which can get quite hot, but she does provide a jug of water for anyone who may need it. Bra Trek (directed by Jessica Fostekew) is based around the problem of finding the right bra, which is then extrapolated out to fitting into society’s expectations and finding one’s place.

We hear comical tales of Charmian’s childhood, school friends and her family. There are also a couple of fairy tales, including Cinderella, which are amusingly analysed and then retold for a more modern time. There is also a bit about how nobody likes girls with big boobs (according to her sister when she was 12) and the horrors of getting one’s first bra. The set is brightly decorated with paper cut-outs of bras festooned across the backdrop. This suits the show’s bright and cheery tone.

I will admit sections of the show were hard for me to relate to, not being a girl with boobs, but Charmian is an engaging and experienced story teller and on the whole Bra Trek was a fun and entertaining 50 minutes. Click Here

August 23, 2018  Bunbury Magazine
Right from the off, all of the audience members felt welcome and relaxed. The room was warm so ice water was to be dispensed if anyone said the safe word. I have to say, it’s the first comedy show I’ve ever been to with a safe word. I loved that touch. Charmian Hughes also went to the trouble of making fans from her flyers.
I mention all of this because that’s just the kind pf person she is. Friendly, considerate, thoughtful and quick thinking. These qualities come though in her material too so that her audiences see a well thought out, funny, delightful show that makes you feel good and makes you think. There is no option but to love it. Hughes is very charismatic and has a superb way of telling the beautifully written stories and material. Everyone in the room is completely invested and really enjoying themselves no matter what age or gender they are or identify as.
It is a performance that really encapsulates all of the frustrations, trials and triumphant feeling felt in seeking a sexy, supportive, non-bank account breaking bra.
There is, as always with Hughes’ shows, so much more than that to it.
You’ll just have to go and find out what I mean.

It’s a show for everyone. I can guarantee you’ll come away laughing and feeling spectacular. Click Here

March 20, 2018 The Dominion Post
NZ Fringe Festival: Bra Trek, The Race: Must-see tales of bras and homelessness
Charmian Hughes – Bra Trek
Created and performed by Charmian Hughes
The Race
The Hobson Street Theatre Company, directors Bronwyn Bent and Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwhaho
NZ Fringe Festival, Bats Theatre, until March 21.
Another stand-up comedian, Charmian Hughes, performs at Bats this week, fortunately somewhat unique and different from the normal run-of-the mill comedians usually seen on stage these days.
Having successfully entertained Wellington audiences last year with Charmian Hughes – Soixante Mirth, her return show this year – Bra Trek continues with witty, insightful stories about herself that also shine a light on many social issues of today.
Beginning with reference to our own iconic fence of bras down in Cardrona, Hughes continues on a trek of how we as humans are having more and more trouble "fitting in" and, on a personal level, finding a bra that fits.
READ MORE: Wellington's NZ Fringe Festival: The Top 10 acts you need to see this year
She then proceeds to relate stories about herself growing up, dealing with family and friends, not too dissimilar to her stories last year, yet from completely different angles.
And the uniqueness of her stories is that they offer intelligent, pithy comments that often have an underlying ring of truth to them, but always with a very funny, upbeat, punchline.
A confident performer, Hughes works her audience with ease, making her well worth watching. Click Here

March 20, 2018 The Dominion Post
Big Bra Hit Down Under
Another stand-up comedian, Charmian Hughes, performs at Bats this week, fortunately somewhat unique and different from the normal run-of-the mill comedians usually seen on stage these days.
Having successfully entertained Wellington audiences last year with Charmian Hughes – Soixante Mirth, her return show this year – Bra Trek continues with witty, insightful stories about herself that also shine a light on many social issues of today.
Beginning with reference to our own iconic fence of bras down in Cardrona, Hughes continues on a trek of how we as humans are having more and more trouble "fitting in" and, on a personal level, finding a bra that fits.
READ MORE: Wellington's NZ Fringe Festival: The Top 10 acts you need to see this year
She then proceeds to relate stories about herself growing up, dealing with family and friends, not too dissimilar to her stories last year, yet from completely different angles.
And the uniqueness of her stories is that they offer intelligent, pithy comments that often have an underlying ring of truth to them, but always with a very funny, upbeat, punchline.
A confident performer, Hughes works her audience with ease, making her well worth watching. Click Here

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