Details of talks given by Iestyn Edwards
I toured in variety shows around the UK as a child with my Welsh country and western singer father and stage psychic mother. I trained at Guildhall as an opera singer, created there my cabaret persona Madame Galina Ballet Star Galactica.
These days, I am an Oliver Award winning international cabaret headliner, after dinner speaker and best-selling author of My Tutu Went AWOL.
In my talk - which includes interaction, song and dance - I tell how being overheard singing in a converted Suffolk police lockup led, via a concert for her Majesty on H.M.S. Victory, to a misguided tour dancing Sugar Plum around the warzones of Iraq and Afghanistan.
MoD reports described it as an honourable exchange when a fuming Royal Marines Commando hoicked me offstage by my tutu under-wiring to stuff me headfirst in a tank’s hull. Just as the insurgents started shelling...
‘A rare and perfect synthesis of art and larkiness.’ The Times
‘Achingly funny.’ Daily Mail
‘Only the divinely unique Iestyn Edwards could be in a tutu in war-zones and talk about it so perfectly. Fascinating, moving and completely hilarious.’ Miranda Hart
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