Sugar Baby

Sugar Baby is on the Edinburgh Fringe throughout August.  The one-woman show is a delicious romp into the dark heart of the food industry and was inspired by my novel Food Fight. A mother-daughter relationship is at the heart of the story about sugars, addiction and a food giant gone rogue. This time the story is told by Mimi, a vegan activist.

Sugar Baby is playing at the Annexe Theatre (Paradise Green in the Vault: Annexe) until August 27 after sell-out previews in London and Paris. Here’s a trailer from the Edinburgh show.

The review in The Scotsman praises the exceptional talent of actress Holly-Rose Clegg and describes the show as a “smart little satire by a powerful all-female team.” And here’s the review by Broadway Baby, which praises the “compelling plot” and says the play is “well acted with enthusiasm, energy and engagement.”

We’ve been thrilled with the feedback from spectators who described the show as “riveting” and “brilliant”. Simon O’Hagan, from the Radio Times, tweeted: “Remember the name Holly Rose Clegg, compelling and astonishingly versatile in Anne Penketh’s dark comedy Sugar Baby.”

You can book tickets via this link for the Edinburgh shows.

Holly-Rose Clegg plays multiple roles in the show. She is quite simply astounding.

Katie Haigh is the director. All three of us are Brits based in Paris. Holly-Rose trained in Commedia dell’arte before taking stage and TV roles in France – including playing in an episode of the crime drama Spiral (Engrenages). She’s performing in Molière’s farce, Le Médecin Malgré Lui, in Paris. Katie is an actress and voiceover artist who starred in the acclaimed musical comedy, La Sorcière Ephémère, which played at the Avignon festival and on tour round France. You may have heard her as the voice of Nespresso…

Here’s an interview I gave to BBC Radio Lancashire on the day of our opening show in Edinburgh. The interview is at 3h 38 mins.

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