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Venue:The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street Edinburgh EH8 9DD
Phone: 0131 667 7533
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Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: The Ballroom
AUG 2-26 at 20:00 (60 min)
Venue:The Pear Tree, 38 West Nicolson Street Edinburgh EH8 9DD
Phone: 0131 667 7533
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Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 20, 26 at 17:15 (60 min)
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Scotland’s favourite funny girl and viral internet sensation Ashley Storrie returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new show about not growing up. With the world most likely ending quite soon, Ashley believes we should all have a laugh and be a bit more honest particularly about the myth of “adulthood” … nobody really grows up, we’re all just great at pretending!

‘A total revelation’ Dawn French

‘with funny witty one-liners which are as hilarious as they are true’ Wee Review

‘breakout star of the Scottish comedy scene’ Skinny

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August 26, 2018  Diva
If you need someone to represent your irrational anxieties, leaky vagina and adult imposter syndrome, Ashley Storrie is your woman.

Believe it or not, Ashley Storrie is 32.

She might dress like a toddler in her thick denim dungarees, but there are several reasons for that, and Ashley takes us through them all in a way that celebrates storytelling in comedy.

For instance, Ashley’s adventurous first gig in England (Milton Keynes, don’t you know) is a snapshot of her and her father’s relationship, and leaves you wondering how on earth either of them would survive an apocalypse.

But that’s actually a reassuring feeling – not all of us are very good at adulting, so Ashley’s attempts at maturity feel all too familiar. Both adulting and womaning is an absolute minefield.

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August 26, 2018  Broadway World
A well-known face on the Glasgow comedy scene, Ashley Storrie greets the audience on entering The Counting House. She's a skilled compere and has excellent banter with the crowd before the show- she's not a fan of making a big entrance.

The show is called Adulting and it is about how Ashley Storrie turned 32 this year but still doesn't feel like an adult. For starters, she doesn't look like an adult. Dressing like a giant toddler (her words, not mine) doesn't exactly lead to her being taken seriously as a grown up.

Relaying anecdotes about being constantly asked for ID by the same woman in Sainsbury's and stories about her Dad's autism. The show has been well written and doesn't drop the pace even for a second.

If some of the content makes the male members of the audience a little uncomfortable- good. Ashley takes us through a smear test in excruciating detail and provides an unusual and excellent solution to make it a more comfortable experience.

Adulting is a perfect hour of comedy. There's some solid life advice in there but it is relentlessly funny and will have you laughing until your face hurts. Click Here

August 21, 2018 The Scotsman
Video: When adulting gets hard, Ashley Storrie channels her inner child
As house prices skyrocket and retirement looks more distant than ever before, rising comedy star Ashley Storrie’s message at this year’s Fringe is that adulthood isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. But in her opinion, it doesn’t all have to be doom and gloom. Ashley’s solution is to stay in touch with the child in each of us for longer than the grown-ups tell us we should.

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August 17, 2018 Squirrel Comedy
The venue is the ballroom of the Counting House, a lovely elegant venue with large teardrop chandeliers and a skylight dome above the centre of the room, and seats around 120 people. The performer is Ashley Storrie, a vivaciously hilarious Glaswegian lass who looks much younger than her actual age, and who swears like an, ummm Glaswegian.

Ashley,the daughter of Scottish comedy goddess Janey Godley, was the creator of the If Harry Potter was Scottish video, which has over 30 million views on YouTube. This might be why at least one couple brought their 12 year old son along. Ashley spent a while trying to find the rudest word he knew, as the rest of the capacity audience were being seated. I learned a number of new Scottish swear words which is always fun.

The show itself saw Ashley talking at length about the frustrations of trying to buy cigarettes, a tad about her notorious family and performing her first gig to an English audience (in Milton Keynes). She got somewhat serious for a bit about smear tests which would have been useful information for the younger audience members. Ashley really knows how to tell a story and the audience were riotous in their appreciation of all of her material.

Adulting was brilliant from start to finish and, as long as you don’t turn up late or heckle, you will be safe. You will definitely learn something from the show, even if it’s just a couple of new swear words (what she called Dame Cleo Laine… is still a complete mystery!).

The room was full on day two of the Fringe so get there early. Click Here

August 12, 2018  One4Review
Ashley Storrie’s first venture as a stand-up was quite a few years ago when as barely a teenager she performed at the Fringe and yet she says she is still having trouble growing up and still getting ID’d when buying cigarettes.

This sci-fi and Harry Potter loving, maker of viral videos and now the veteran of a veritable multitude of gigs the length and breadth of the UK is literally packing them in, such is her reputation as a must see act and it is not hard to understand why.

Ms Storrie is a natural raconteur, she paints pictures with her excellent hilarious writing and has a stage presence that commands the vast Counting House Ballroom. She appeals to every demographic, from every part, having them all hanging on her every word.

The material is wide ranging too, living at home, her parents, being disrespected by her dog, Helen from Sainsbury’s, travelling to gigs with her dad, the #metoo, citing a personal example… and a way of dealing with it and the often feared smear tests, and she offers an assistance medium.

Ashley may think people are struggling to see her as an adult, but in comedy terms she has really come of age. It may be difficult to get in, it is a free festival show so no tickets but it is certainly well worth queuing for ages to do so. Click Here

August 9, 2018  The Skinny
Engaging storytelling from a comedian on the rise.

The concept of ‘adulting’ - the struggle that young people nowadays have growing up - is fairly obvious stand-up fodder, but Ashley Storrie’s knack for telling a good story breathes a new lease of life into an oft-covered topic.

She doesn’t take the easy route either, with lengthy material about her autistic father and cervical smear tests providing some of the highlights of what is an overall engaging hour. Storrie is a natural performer, bantering with the audience and moving between anecdotes with the delivery of a particularly funny friend filling you in on their life. Her punchlines are good, but it’s in this building of a story where Storrie is at her strongest.

This is perhaps why her use of a video – some of the clips she has made for social media have garnered millions of views, she tells us – provides a slightly flat conclusion to an hour where we have most enjoyed hearing from her directly. The content isn’t bad but its scripted nature comes off slightly forced when juxtaposed with the hour she’s just delivered with genuine warmth and audience engagement.

There’s no doubting, though, that Storrie is a natural performer and Adulting underlines she is a comedian with a bright future. Click Here

August 8, 2018  Fest
Adulting is a show about how hard it is to act like a grown up when you look like an oversized toddler.

It’s also a show about the importance of family. A recurring character is her dad, who has autism. Storrie reels off stories about sticky social situations her and her dad have got into and explains in her refreshingly upbeat style how they have affected her. She relays anecdotes of anxiety and sleeplessness, but all with a smile, as if she’s just stood in front of a group of friends.

Storrie has faced some adversities, but she never once has a bad word to say about anyone. She champions the weirdness of her family; there’s no anger or resentment or shame at any moment, just honest love for her family. A highlight is this comic’s clear knack for spotting idiosyncrasies of character. From mimicking head tilts to accents, Storrie cleverly builds the layers of ridiculousness until they bubble over.

But not only is this show about family and personal experience, it evolves into a discussion about the welfare of women and the importance of not being ashamed or scared to get a smear test. Storrie’s no-nonsense delivery is a breath of fresh air in this field: no preaching, just encouragement and support. It's a laugh-out-loud, candid look at the challenges of growing up and being a woman in this day and age. She deserves, and seems ready for, a much bigger audience. Click Here

August 6, 2018  The List
Hard-hitting personal humour that's for everyone
Ashley Storrie's compere skills are well-known on the comedy circuit, as are her viral videos which have stacked up millions of views over time. But in her brand-new show Adulting, the stand-up takes centre stage as she reveals some hard truths about growing up when everyone still views you in some capacity as a child.

What starts off as a monologue on the precarious nature of becoming an adult ends in a declaration of mutual support for women who, like her, have been afraid of getting a potentially life-saving smear test simply because of self-consciousness and embarrassment. The frank and unashamed delivery of her personal anecdotes and assessments on life emphasise some of the heavier elements of her hour, which in turn draw attention to her passionate narration. Storrie also meditates on the #MeToo movement and her own experience of unwanted male attention with an anger and disgust (and hilarious solution) that women everywhere can relate to.

Ultimately, with standing-room only at tonight's performance, Storrie is an undeniably popular rising talent in Scottish comedy but while her cheeky banter and region-specific jokes are appreciated, it's not only the Scots in the room that are ready to get on board. Click Here

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