What Girls Are Made Of

Performed with a live band, 'What Girls Are Made Of' is the true story of Cora Bissets's journey, celebrating life’s euphoric highs and epic shitstorms.

What Girls Are Made Of

About What Girls Are Made Of

1st Aug 2019 to 25th Aug 2019
2.30pm
Assembly Hall
Assembly Hall Mound Place, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2LX
Standard £19.50, Concession £18.50 (booking fees apply)
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Grunge has gone global, indie kids are inheriting the earth, and a schoolgirl from Glenrothes is catapulted to a rock star lifestyle as the singer in a hot new indie band. Touring with Radiohead, partying with Blur, she was living the dream. Until she wasn’t.

Based on her meticulously detailed teenage diaries, this is the true story of Cora Bissett’s rollercoaster journey from the girl she was to the woman she wanted to be.

Fresh from an award-winning, sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, performed with a live band, and directed by Orla O’Loughlin, Cora celebrates life’s euphoric highs and epic shitstorms, asking what wisdom we should pass on to the next generation – and which glorious mistakes we should let them make.

Winner: 2018 Scotsman Fringe First award

Supported by Creative Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council

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