My Tutu Went AWOL!

Iestyn Edwards


Region:
Anywhere
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Type:
Professional, Royal Command, corporate, U3a, WI, etc.
Fee:
Paid: £150 plus advance train fare
Category:
Entertainment
Updated:
7th January 2022
Tagged:
#military #travel #comedy #memoir

Iestyn Edwards is an Olivier Award winning, Guildhall trained opera singer, international headliner, after dinner speaker and author of My Tutu Went AWOL.
With interaction, opera and dance, he tells how being overheard singing in a converted Suffolk police lockup led to an after dinner recital for Her Majesty on H.M.S. Victory – at the invitation of Admiral Lord West – and then to a misguided tour dancing Sugar Plum around the warzones of Iraq and Afghanistan. One minute he was headlining at Club Kabaret, Soho, the next facing a hangar full of gate-crashing Royal Marines in Camp Smitty, Iraq. MoD reports described it as an honourable exchange when a fuming Commando hoicked Iestyn offstage by his tutu under-wiring to stuff him 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

‘Extremely funny - and fascinating. An enchanting and unlikely mixture of showbiz memoir, war reportage and bromantic comedy.’ ***** Piers Torday

‘An hour and twenty-four minutes of corporate sponsor crowd ‘requests’ – has to be some sort of record?’
Cheltenham Festival

‘Thank you for being so fab and bringing your brilliant talk here.’ Cambridge Festival

‘Our eyes and ears in those warzones. Spreads a bow wave of happiness and silliness. A unique and fabulous diva with the voice of an angel.’ Joanna Lumley.

‘The most informative, most brilliant event of the festival!’ Professor Vanessa Toulmin, Sheffield Head of Engagement.

‘A stone-cold highlight of Wilderness and then Sunday Papers Live. LOVE LOVE LOVE Iestyn.’
Ben de Vere

‘It doesn’t come any better than this.’ Ruby Wax

‘They – we – loved you!’ Lichfield Festival

‘Following on from the triumphant response to his talk at Olympia, we had to have him in the shop to talk, dance and sing…incredibly!’ Stanford’s Travel Bookshop.

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About 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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