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04 Aug 2017 to 28 Aug 2017
Zoo Venue 124
140 The Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9RR

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written and performed by Viki Browne

Viki jumps into a bush. She isn't coping.

Welcome to her sequin-encrusted world. Rats wear capes, butters race and you're invited to dance in the disco of dirty secrets.

HELP! is about falling apart, pulling yourself together and being surprised by what you're left with. It is for anyone who's ever struggled.

"This is real, this is true; this is a rejection of artifice"

"One woman in a leotard bringing attention to that big silver elephant in the room"


"Browne writes and performs with a grace and honesty"
     Broadway Baby

"A brave and refreshing production"
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"(This) Edinburgh festival show examines mental health - with sticky tape and silliness ... endearingly comic piece cleverly uses metaphor to point up the importance of asking for help"
 Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

"Viki Browne is a fantastic performer, an endearing stage presence and a great storyteller ... and Help! is at it's strongest when the performer is opening up her heart and giving the audience an insight into her thoughts and feelings. During the final third of the performance we witness the moment Viki snaps and it is a powerful, shocking and chilling event. The tone of the show changes and what was a jovial and light hearted approach, is now serious, deep and enthralling to witness."
 Steven Frazer, The Wee Review


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