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Nadia Kamil in Wide Open Beavers

Edinburgh Fringe Previews and Features:

2013 Edinburgh Fringe Reviews:

“A one-woman variety showcase… entertainingly mixes feminism and whimsy to reliably funny effect.”

“Energy and verve, raggedy silliness and surrealism”

“For infectious joy of presentation and witty political grit, this is a debut to admire and savour.”

The Scotsman

“This Welsh-Iraqi crashes together both ends of her cultural spectrum and places the intellectual stuff within a dafter context”

“Bonus points for the inventive audience participation via interruptions delivered by envelope.”

Sunday Herald

“Impressive, witty and with a nose for sharp satire”

Edinburgh Evening News

“Kamil brings together the kind of unapologetic political rants one expects of Mark Thomas, but with a sweet and cuddly kookiness.”

“Between the inventive audience interaction, a brilliant rapport with her sound tech and the astounding musical numbers, there is barely a pause in the 60 minutes, which felt like 20.”

“A comedy onslaught that doesn’t let up for a moment... Nadia Kamil gives a face and a voice to contemporary feminism.”

The List

“A wry commentator on social issues, her approach is nimble and imaginative... what Kamil says is funny, fresh and frequently bang on the money.”


“A delightful debut — you’ll struggle to have this amount of fun elsewhere.”

The Skinny

“With the level of charisma Kamil exudes, it's fairly certain that this is not the last we've heard of this performer”

Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

“The surrealism is infectious”

“Funny and informative”


“Delivered with the disarmingly bookish eccentricity of the likes of Josie Long”

Three Weeks

“Wide Open Beavers is unashamedly and unapologetically feminist… Kamil can quote Bell Hooks and crack a great joke in the same moment”

“A must see for anyone who believes women are people too — or to put it another way, feminists.”

Broadway Baby

“A silly, clever comedy show about feminism, which is a delight to watch. You might get angry about some of the injustices mentioned in the show — but it would be impossible not to leave with a smile on your face.”

“A bold, smart show that manages to take on a subject as divisive as feminism, while barely putting a foot wrong.”

“This is a fun, upbeat, endlessly inventive show. Feminist comedy and shows full of feminist ideas are cropping up all over the fringe this year. This is one of the most thoughtful and the most entertaining.”

Fringe Guru