The planet is melting and life is spinning out of control but maybe Charlie can save it all with a nice picnic. Sneaky salamanders, wise-cracking baskets and sea urchins in teeny tiny hats try their best to distract her in this one-woman wicker man attempt to put the world right.
Scottish comedian Charlie Vero-Martin’s (BBC Scotland, BBC Radio 4) work-in-progress of her seriously joyful and super silly brand new show. Her charming, skittish and delightful brand of comedy skilfully interweaves comedy characters, puppets and stand-up about being an unsexy woman who cares a lot about sexy fish. Get ready for big laughs and a few surprises…
★★★★ “Jam-packed with laughter… charming, hilarious and beautiful. An absolute must-see.” (Ed Fest Magazine); ★★★★ “So full of life, and so funny” (Broadway Baby).
Charlie is a stand-up, character comedian, writer, improviser, and puppeteer from Edinburgh. She has written comedy for BBC Scotland, BBC Radio 4, Hat Trick Productions and Griff Rhys Jones. She has a diploma in Writing and Producing Comedy from NFTS with Channel 4, and was shortlisted for the Funny Women Award 2021. A member of award winning ‘Weirdos’, she is regular performer at ACMS, FA and Hoopla Improv. A Soho Theatre Comedy Labs Alumni she is mentored by Lee Griffiths and has taken 3 solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe. This Summer Charlie studied Clowning at Ecole Phillippe Gaulier and is enjoying exploring this more.
Press & Reviews
Praise for previous work
Edinburgh Festivals Magazine - 4 stars - "Jam-packed full of laughter" "charming hilarious and beautiful. An absolute must-see"
Broadway Baby - 4 Stars - "so full of life and so funny" "a real renaissance woman"
The Phoenix Remix - "a fun-filled hoot"
Cast & Creative Team Writer/Perfromer: Charlie Vero-Martin
Director: Kat Cade
Technician: Matthew Radway
Puppetry Consultant: Iestyn Evans
Marine Biology Consultants: Dr Martina Stiasny and Dr Melanie Heckwolf