Our Manc Mini series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at the North West’s largest arts festival. Stand-up comedian Ria Lina, tells us about her showDear Daughter, which she will be performing at The King’s Arms Theatre.
How would you describe your show in one sentence?
My show is about preparing for the (hypothetical but possible) worst, in the best (possible but funny) way.
Is this your first visit to the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect?
It IS my first visit! I’ve heard some great tales and some crazy tales that I can’t repeat in polite print, but they were told to me by a Scouser so all with a pinch of salt. [insert winky face here]
How has the show developed on the way to the Greater Manchester Fringe?
Well this is my new show for 2016 so on the way it was…written! I look forward to seeing how Greater Manchester leaves it mark on the show as it evolves.
How have you been preparing for the Greater Manchester Fringe?
Chin-ups. Loads of table to chin…pint-glass-ups.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
You mean how am I different to every other performer at the festival? Well I can’t guarantee I’m totally different from all the other Filipina-German/British/American comedians who were raised in Holland, but I try.
What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Festival (apart from your own!)?
Well Robin Ince is always amazing and I love The Sitcom Trials.
If your show was a biscuit what type of biscuit would it be and why?
Definitely a Jaffa Cake. We’re both litigiously controversial, sweet in the middle, and brown on the outside. I also am VAT free. Which really takes the cake. I’m mean biscuit.
Dates and times: 9pm, 4-5 July
Ticket prices: £7.50 (£6.00)
Venue: The Kings Arms: Theatre
Box Office Details: https://www.ticketea.co.uk/tickets-ria-lina-dear-daughter/
Company Twitter: @EttieBoo