Young Pretender006photo by Lesley Martin

And we're off! 'Young Pretender' previewed yesterday to a 60 plus strong audience in the Belly Button, thanks to the great work of super producer Lucy and pro flyerer Lottie. Armed with 'Kiss me I'm a Jacko' badges they quickly spread the word across the Underbelly & all along the Royal Mile.

With our wonderful wordsmith Emma back amongst our midsts where she belongs, we all felt ready for Edinburgh to meet our Charlie.

Jo Scotcher's incredible set was put together at lightning speed and the audience were welcomed by the musical stylings of Arcade Fire & The Stones - lucky them eh!

It was lovely to see some friendly faces in the audience, nabokov founders George & James came to show their support, as well as the brilliant Stef from Dirty Stop Out Productions. ('When Women Wee' at the Underbelly at 11pm - a hot show tip for you all.)

All of a sudden the audience were in, the lights were down & The Libertines were blaring. Woody, Chris & Becky all gave blinding performances & ensured we started off the month in superb form!

After a well earned pint the company headed to the Assembly Rooms to watch someone else do the hard work & give a performance! Nabokov favourite Bryony Kimmings did not disappoint with her show '7 day drunk'. Another hot pick from us, we thoroughly suggest you get yourself down there asap. 8:00pm Studio 3, Assembly Rooms, George Square.

Preview two today & we can't wait to get in there & do it all over again! If your in the Burg get yourself down to the Belly Button, 4:40pm. And let us know your thoughts by tweeting us @nabokovtheatre with #youngpretender.



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