Summer 2013, Tamar wrote and performed her debut solo musical comedy show, Almost Epic, at the Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Comedy songwriter Tamar was born to be a rock star. Unfortunately, she was also born in Surrey. Riding off the buzz of a bit part on The Bill, this minstrel-sized songstress is ready for her next big break. Join Tamar on a musical detour everywhere from cyber stalking in the library to headlining at the local village hall. Her unique brand of storytelling and irresistibly witty lyrics are 'incongruously naughty and brilliantly conceived' (FunnyWomen.co.uk). Tamar pulls the 'sublimely funny from the ridiculously mundane' (FringeReview.co.uk). ‘I predict a great future' (Michael Palin).
TAMAR BROADBENT: ALMOST EPIC
Containing seven original musical numbers by Tamar Broadbent, Almost Epic is directed by Clare Plested (Plested and Brown) and produced by Andy Barnes and Emma Pritchard.
Sat 6th July - 10pm - Leicester Square Theatre
Tue 16th July - 9pm - Camden Head
Thu 25th July - 4pm / 10pm - Etcetera Theatre
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GOOD GIRLS GONE BAD from Almost Epic:
AUG 15 Tamar meets Matt for A Picnic at the Fringe!
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PRAISE FOR ALMOST EPIC:
"A little spitfire of a songstress has entered the forum of the Fringe, bound for greatness – or so she hopes. It’s the night of her big break, and while vamping waiting for a call from her producer, good-girl-gone-bad rocker Tamar Broadbent gives us a view into her rise to fame.
Fresh, exciting and absolutely unique, Tamar’s hilarious blend of clever, sharp-witted lyrics, at times nearly groan-worthy puns and painfully awkward accounts of her family and first loves create a concert worthy of Spinal Tap. An absolutely adorable pixie of a girl, Tamar has the whole package, with lightning fast comedic strokes, side-splitting timing, and an impressive set of pipes. Ms. Broadbent, her own one-man band on vocals and keyboard, regales us with her love of all things maths and music, her years as a hard core rapper and her unfortunate first romance with Rick, whose name has a surprising number of rhyming options. Yet this is a show in large part devoid of smut, utilising the shocking moments of comic filth to wring out every bit of irony, juxtaposed against this angel-faced dynamo.
This journey is a freight train of hilarity, with little time to stop and take it in. Just jump aboard and hang on tight. The musical puns come in rapid succession from her love of the cosine rule to her turn as a pint sized, bleach blonde punk badass from Surrey. In the hands of this gifted comic, every nerd rock cliché is manipulated with mastery. Like so many of us, her journey includes many a pitfall; even falling in love with a drummer.
Every element of the show is spot on to support this tour-de-force performance, from truly innovative and surprisingly musically complex songs to truly awful dance moves, anecdotes about her unique and inspirational family of eccentrics, years of ‘paying her dues’ and even a nice helping of audience interaction. By the end, you too will find yourself on your feet cheering for this tiny hopeful pop princess to make it big."
- Broadway Baby
"A pocket dynamo of a performer" - The List
"A solid melody-writer in possession of a great Broadway-style voice" - Chortle
"An undeniable talent" - Public Reviews
‘Michael Palin has given Broadbent a thumbs-up, and I’m not surprised. Her songs are witty, the complex line-structures impeccably delivered.’ - Three Weeks
"If this performer doesn’t make it to the very top, there’s something very wrong with the world" - Music Theatre Review.
AUG 8 Tamar chats to Alasdair and Elyse at Fresh Fringe Radio
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