Rosie Holt is actually no stranger to the Fringe having previously taken part in shows such as The Crown Dual. But the people in the packed-out Attic of the Pleasance presumably know her best from her viral videos during lockdown.

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However, Rosie Holt: The Woman’s Hour, is her debut solo hour – and she’s sold out the run, adding in extra shows to keep up with the demand. Clearly she requires a bigger venue than the tiny attic.

Holt began creating political satire character comedy videos on Youtube in 2020 and has now amassed millions of views, and hook winked many into believing she’s a politician.

Holt appears on stage in a bright blue suit performing some Theresa May-esque dance moves to Doja Cat’s ‘Boss Bitch’. Announcing her bid to run for PM and that this is her campaign song. This is of course, Rosie Holt MP – she soon removes the suit and explains that this is a character and not her real opinions.

Over the next hour, Holt performs as many characters throughout the show including; Rosie Holt MP, Chat Show Host Rosie, Mean Leftie, Russell Brand, Liz Truss, Kirsty Allsopp and the sexy French wife of a Politician. She changes outfits directly on stage which gives an endearing sense of chaos.

Every side of the political debate is mocked, which is ingenious. Nothing is off the table here, there’s even an interpretive dance from Kirsty Allsopp.

This is character comedy at its finest. Each character is unique and distinct, which is no mean feat. Holt’s political debates with herself and the ending, which is an inception of sorts, are comedic genius. One moment I particularly enjoyed was Rosie Holt MP attempting to speak during a panel discussion with male MPs. It’s indicative of the struggles of being a woman in a position of power.

This is an outstanding debut solo hour. And if as Holt says that ‘a 2-star review is character defamation’ here are 5 stars for her character comedy celebration. Holt has my vote!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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