HOTTER Returns to Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre in 2019

Mary Higgins Ell Potter c Holly Revell
Mary Higgins Ell Potter c Holly Revell

Following two sold-out runs at Soho Theatre, HOTTER Project and Ellie Keel Productions today announce HOTTER returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year. The production, directed by Jessica Edwards, opens as part of the Underbelly season on 12 August and runs until 25 August, before returning to Soho Theatre from 2 until 7 September.

What is the sweatiest you’ve ever been?

When was the hottest you’ve ever felt?

How would you describe your orgasm?

Hello, we’re Ell and Mary. We’re best friends and ex-girlfriends and we’re bored of playing it cool.

So this is a show about what gets you hot. We asked women and transpeople aged 11 to 97 what makes them sweat, flush, rub and gush. OK, we didn’t ask the 11 year old exactly the same questions. We made a sweaty verbatim dance party out of their answers.

Mary Higgins devised and stars in HOTTER. Her previous theatre credits include Castillo: A Queer Epic (Arcola Theatre) and Suddenly Last Summer (Oxford Playhouse). Her television credits include Misbehaviour and Traitor.

Ell Potter devised HOTTER and this marks her stage debut. She has been named Audible’s ‘Breakout Star’ of 2019, recording their bestselling Thriller of the Year, Winter Dark. She is also the recipient of the BBC Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award.

Jessica Edwards directs. Her previous credits include Sparks (Vaults Festival) and Demin: World Tour (Edinburgh Festival Fringe). As associate director, her credits include The Maids (Trafalgar Studios) and Doctor Faustus (Duke of York’s Theatre).

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