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TAMBAR THEATRE

“She has a commitment to entertaining that is breathtaking… Rivers’s hour barely pauses for breath, let alone dips. I will remember the hour all of my life. And every time I remember, I bet I’ll still laugh.” (Scotsman)

PLAYS
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    They offered Bob and Wilma cash
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    Weekend in Rio
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    See How beautiful I am
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    It Woulda Been Nice
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    Good Morning?

    Eddie Rosen

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    Town & Gown

    Two sides of Old England

COMEDY

Joan Rivers

When Joan Rivers responded enthusiastically that she was happy to head up the Tambar’s band of Crazy Ladies at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, everyone threw themselves into trying to find a theatre that wasn’t already booked.

In the end, the Festival Theatre pushed and pulled its schedule of opera and ballet to make space for Joan, and “Broke and Alone” was the first time in the history of the Edinburgh Festival that a fringe show played at an official Festival theatre.

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PERFORMERS
Tambar Performers
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Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers headed Tambar’s band of Crazy Ladies and was the highlight of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The following year she appeared in the West End of London and again the response was ecstatic. Tambar then organised Joan’s first ever UK/Eire tour where she performed to similar acclaim in Manchester, York, Cambridge, Torquay, Cardiff, Brighton, Birmingham and Dublin.

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Laurie Metcalfe

Laurie did a week long workshop at Steppenwolf assisting enormously in developing the role of Sugar Cube in Steven Froelich’s play Weekend in Rio which played a year later at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Sylvia Miles

Sylvia originated the role of Sugar Cube in Steven Froelich’s first play They Offered Bob and Wilma Cash at Theatr Clwyd in Wales. Later she was part of Tambar’s band of Crazy Ladies at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Steven Froelich

Steven played the son, Chester Cube, opposite Sylvia Miles as his mother, Sugar Cube, in his first play They Offered Bob and Wilma Cash. In his second play Weekend in Rio, Chester was a dummy. So, while Weekend in Rio was taking off with Sugar, Jen and Lisa in one theatre at the Edinburgh Festival, Steven performed his one man show It Woulda Been Nice where he played the three ladies, after their plane had crashed, in another (smaller!) theatre nearby. View Independent Review

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Debora Weston

Debora originated the role of Sugar Cube in the first workshop of Steven Froelich’s play Weekend in Rio. Later she appeared in a one woman show on the life of Jacqueline Susann, See How Lovely I Am, by Paul Minx which premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and then transferred to the Bush theatre in London to great acclaim.Read Review

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Al Pillay

Al appeared with Kit and the Widow in Tambar’s production of Town & Gown for a short run at the Becket theatre in New York. His half of the show was a one man play, Glitter and Twisted, written for him by Tim Fountain.

VENUES