Geneva Literary Aid Society

Biddy O’Loughlin (09.05.2012)

Biddy O’Loughlin is a great new comic talent from Australia. This will be her last show in Europe before she returns to her native land and the charms of Alice Springs. She wrote her first play when she was seventeen. Biddy started to make a name for herself on the international comedy scene just two years ago and she featured as an outstanding newcomer at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival with her debut solo show, “The Girl Who Thought She was Irish”. She performs it one last time in Geneva. The humour is not for the easily offended if there are any such fragile beings on the GLAS mailing list! And anyway, it’s all for a good cause.


“A charmingly dark debut from Biddy O’Loughlin. She tells and sings
the story of a girl who grew up in the middle of the desert, thinking
she was Irish, who then set out to discover Ireland for herself.” –

“Alice Springs is sharply sketched… This newcomer is definitely one
to look out for, but watch out: Biddy will charm your socks off then
steal your shoes.” – FRINGE REVIEW ****

“She’s young, she’s funny, she’s beautiful, she sings her own sweet
songs to her own guitar, she talks dirty on occasions and she delivers
a mean bit of Irish step-dancing…..There’s an important theme here,
about the national identity of those who make their lives in one place
while clinging to the idea that they belong to another.” – THE

“Biddy O’Loughlin is a talented newcomer to the Edinburgh Fringe. A
brilliantly written piece of theatre, with comic elements and a voice
to die for.” – LOVE FRINGE *****

The Aula, College des Coudriers,
15a Avenue Joli Mont,
(Opposite Balexert on Avenue Louis Casai.) Parking available in
Balexert or
in the school grounds or in College des Coudriers.
Doors open: 18.30 for ticket collection and refreshments
Date: Wednesday, MAY 9
Event: 19.30
Tickets: CHF 20

All proceeds channeled to the Furaha Orphanage, Kenya, through the
Geneva-based Solidarité Pour les Enfants du Kenya.