Tanya Holt

Accompanied by Eleanor Meynell

Cautionary Tales for Daughters - Songs your mother never taught you

"Think Hilaire Belloc does Caitlin Moran… gut-punchingly beautiful" The Times

"Witty, razor-sharp, satirical songwriting. This is a deceptively sharp song-cycle that is delivered with confidence and class. Utterly contemporary." The Stage ****

"Hilarious and beautifully sung. This show will make you laugh but it will also make you think" Edinburgh Reporter *****

Following an outstanding premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015, Cautionary Tales for Daughters brings its sharp humour and gut-punching lyricism to Crazy Coqs on Monday 11th July, 8pm.

Composed and performed by Tanya Holt, (of acclaimed cabaret duo, ShoooShooBaby), with contributing material from director Robin Kingsland, the audience is taken on a foray through song to the dark heart of growing-up and the dark arts of parenting.

Tales of the hapless, feckless and foolish stand as warnings. Meet Cherry the Amazing YoYo Girl, an obsessive dieter caught between gluttony and vanity; Chanel The Labelled Girl, whose criminal obsession with designer clothes leads to her grisly demise; and fickle Princess Sylvia who only realises she could have had anything and anyone when it's too late. Arabella Dair learns that youth, good looks and cheesecake are soon gone, but cyberspace goes on and on. Be careful what you share folks!


Before and during the shows, cocktails, wines, champagnes and snacks are available. We would also encourage you to enjoy a meal in the Brasserie before or after a performance.


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