Looser Women

Gilded Balloon Teviot (Venue 14)

3-29 August (not 17 August)

Start time 22:45

Running time 60 minutes

Tickets £6 - £11

Online Bookings:
Venue | Fringe | Comedy Festival

Phone Bookings:
Venue 0131 622 6552
Fringe 0131 226 0000

Official Website

Tim Fountain makes dirty Britain sound disarmingly funny because he’s disarmingly funny.


Eye-poppingly unambiguous.


Funny, filthy, true-life sex and dating stories from real women, retold live by three of the fringe’s naughtiest comediennes. From two of the best-known contemporary writers on sex and eroticism.

One of the rudest names in modern play-writing, Tim Fountain (Sex Addict) has collaborated with best-selling author Suzanne Portnoy (The Butcher, The Baker, The Candlestick Maker) to create a frank, funny and surprisingly poignant piece of theatre about the real sex-lives of modern women.

Based on the true-life sex and dating stories, Looser Women lays bare the incredible, horrifying and hilarious experiences of the 21st century woman in search of a mate for life, for a year or for a quickie!

More about the cast...

Karen Dunbar is one of Scotland’s most celebrated stage and screen actor / comediennes. Her acclaimed TV work includes four series of her own show, The Karen Dunbar Show for which she received four coveted Golden Rose nominations, two for Best Comedy Show and two for Best Comedy Performance. Her live stand up show has sold out for three years running at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and for two years at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival. She has also performed at the New York Comedy Expo and The Adelaide Comedy Festival.

Rachel Parris has been performing her unique brand of stand-up and musical comedy for just a year but has already won widespread acclaim. She was a Hackney Empire New Act Finalist (2011), a Funny Women Runner-up (2010), and a Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year semi finalist (2010). She will be performing as a stand-up on the free fringe with Max Dowler at this year’s festival.

Wendy Wason is a comedian and actress. Her Edinburgh shows have enjoyed sell-out success and critical acclaim. She performs her new stand-up show, Wendy Wason’s Flashbacks as well as Looser Women at this year’s fringe. Her TV credits include Broken News (BBC2), Tittybangbang (BBC3/BBC2); Open Wide (ITV); and The IT Crowd (Channel 4).


Latest news

  • All tickets 241 Monday & Tuesday August 8, 2011

    All Festival Highlights shows are participating in the 241 promotion today and tomorrow where you can get two tickets for the price of one. The perfect excuse to check out twice as many shows!

    The only exception to this is Lockerbie: Unfinished Business, as it is only doing one performance, today at 4pm at St John’s Church on Princes Street. Tickets are still available and the show will be followed by a panel discussion with guests including Jim Swire and Robert Black.

  • Tim Fountain blogs about creating Looser Women July 29, 2011

    In our first daily blog at Whatsonstage.com, Looser Women co-creator Tim Fountain writes about the process of creating the show… “We’ve been rehearsing with twenty five dildos in a cupboard in a monastery in London.” Read more here.

  • Looser Women Cast Confirmed July 7, 2011

    We are delighted to confirm that the cast of Looser Women will be Karen Dunbar, Rachel Parris and Wendy Wason. Watch this space for more details on these wonderful ladies and how their rehearsals for the show’s world premiere are progressing!

    London previews on 25/26 July are now on sale here and Edinburgh tickets are here.

  • Share your stories with the Looser Women June 11, 2011

    If you have a story about a disastrous date, or an embarrassing encounter, the Looser Women team want to hear from you. Head over to their official website and share your story (anonymously if you wish)!

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