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Scottish actress, comedienne, author, playwright & journalist
"There are plenty of hysterical jokes but that's not the reason you should see her. She is unlike anyone else on the Fringe... Janey Godley is broadening the comic genre... and it's exhilerating to watch." (Fest - 26th August)
"A powerful, climactic story and an intriguing cliffhanger... Godley gets the job does as efficiently as any contract killer." (chortle.co.uk - 26th August)
"Honest and hilarious - the female Billy Connolly" (Independent - 23rd August)
times you feel like you're being harangued by a mad woman"
(Mail on Sunday - 21st August)
"Every review of Janey describes her as 'unique', but it's really the only word that explains why you shouldn't miss this show." (Observer - 14th August)
"Side splitting hilarious hour... guilty of almost killing me with laughter, tears rolling down my face, jaw and sides aching" (one4review.com - 14th August)
"She has just found a couple of lumps in her breast - which, being Janey Godley, she immediately tells her audience about... The confessional style is very much her thing... We need more loud Weegie women on the Fringe." (The Scotsman - 9th August)
"She is coarse but also brutally honest and very funny. And just when you're starting to think she is innocent, she decides the best way forward... is to make another startling allegation surrounding her personal life. Yes, it would be tough to top last year's show, but keep your eyes on this. The Godley saga continues to unfold and it's absolutely captivating." (Edinburgh Evening News - 8th August)
"Janey Godleys show is an amazingly honest look at her unique life. She is an amazing story-teller and performed with gusto, apparently ad-libbing most of the show. I think it will be hard to top as an experience and is a definite recommend. Book now." (www.richardherring.com - 4th August)
invited back to the Underbelly venue for a fourth consecutive year,
following the run of her
straight one-woman play at Soho Theatre in London, her second
consecutive year performing in the 2,500-capacity cabaret marquee at
Glastonbury Festival and the publication in June of her savage autobiography
Handstands in the Dark.
In August 2004, The Times had reported she faced arrest and imprisonment. Onstage at the Underbelly, she had admitted to a major crime with a maximum penalty of life. Instead, she got rave reviews (40 stars).
In August 2005, she claimed she was innocent and accused a member of her family of murder. In a tour de force of improvisational comedy, Janey did "that chatty thing she does and told all - truthfully yet totally differently every night.
JANEY GODLEY IS INNOCENT
A ten-minute clip of the show is viewable on the DOWNLOADS page.