The Aretha Franklin Story
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Multi award-winning show taking you on a journey through the life and music of Aretha Franklin, the most-charted female of the 21st century, with high-energy versions of Think, Natural Woman and Respect. Brought to you by Cleopatra Higgins of the hit 90s band, Cleopatra, and the multi award-winning cast of Night Owl Shows. Sell-out runs at Edinburgh Fringe 2017-19 and 2021, Adelaide Fringe 2019 and 2020 and Brighton Fringe 2019 and 2021. Adelaide Music Award 2020. Mervs Award 2019. ***** (Advertiser, Adelaide). ***** (ThreeWeeks). ***** (Fringefeed, FringeWorld.com.au). Sunday Times Critical List. Metro Pick of the Fringe.

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