Lynn Ruth Miller: Not Dead Yet

80 years old and behaving like someone a quarter of her age, Lynn Ruth Miller is certainly not your typical OAP. After the success of her award-winning show Granny’s Gone Wild, this year she has brought another show to the Fringe: Not Dead Yet, a show about life, love and... milk, challenging the way that society sees the older generations by completely breaking stereotypes.

Lynn Ruth Miller is an incredible storyteller and an amazingly courageous woman, revealing the best and worst parts of her life to complete strangers in an open and honest manner.

Although some of Lynn Ruth’s tales are definitely tragic, this show is certainly not self-pitying. Lynn Ruth is not looking for sympathy from the audience. In fact, she is clearly trying to emphasise the importance of living life to the full and finding the strength to carry on through the hard times.

Lynn Ruth Miller is an incredible storyteller and an amazingly courageous woman, revealing the best and worst parts of her life to complete strangers in an open and honest manner. She tells the audience about the challenges she has faced and overcome in her 80 years, making light of content that could be very harrowing if it wasn’t told in such a dynamic way. She combines storytelling with original songs, getting the balance of hilarious comedy and touching emotion just right.

It’s impossible to put a star rating on somebody’s life story and it needs to be stressed that this rating is on entertainment value rather than content. It should also be noted that Lynn Ruth Miller broke her wrist the day after this performance and is still carrying on with her shows. She is a truly remarkable individual and clearly still has plenty of life left in her. Her adorable nature and brutal honesty makes for a deeply moving performance; it’s impossible to dislike this incredible lady. 

Reviews by Amanda Fleet

C venues - C nova

Lynn Ruth Miller: Not Dead Yet

★★★★
theSpace on North Bridge

Hamlet Private Eye

C venues - C

Siblings

★★
Paradise in The Vault

Wolf Whistle

★★★★
C venues - C nova

Barge Baby

★★

Love Struck

★★★★★

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The Blurb

Lynn Ruth Miller is 80 years old. She's lived a lot and nearly died a few times too. She's faced massive fears and eaten a lot of last suppers, from discharging herself from hospital after being given two weeks to live, to starting stand-up comedy at 71. The 2013 TO&ST Award winner guides us through eight decades of triumphs and failures, wit and wisdom, and the recipes that kept her going throughout. Featuring brand new original songs, unforgettable comedy and inspiring stories.