“A constantly evolving force of musical nature” ★★★★ Metro

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10 years since they burst onto the scene with their wildly popular brand of musical infotainment, Frisky & Mannish are officially Pop PhDs, fully qualified to conduct scientific analyses of the molecular intersections between every pop song ever.

For the first time, you are invited into the PopLab to peek down the microscope at all their latest research projects. Have they found an effective vaccine for the contagious virus sweeping through the pop world? Who is the latest to benefit from their 80s Dance-Pop Conservation Program? Brush up on your Pop Periodic Table with the mad scientists themselves, and you'll be able to answer academic questions yourself, like just how can Coldplay be so popular even though everyone you ask says they hate them?

Frisky and Mannish are shameless Edinburgh Fringe sell-outs (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2016) as well as BBC Radio 1 regulars and stars of BBC2, BBC3 & ITV.

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Poplab reviews

“A dazzlingly bright chemical reaction from start to finish” ★★★★★ Edinburgh Spotlight

“Fringe royalty… as on-point as ever” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

“Their energy is electric” ★★★★★ FreshAir

“Serious musical skills and terrific comic touch” ★★★★ FreshAir

“Triumphant” ★★★★ The Stage

“Exceptional” ★★★★ Voice Mag

“Genuinely inspiring” ★★★★ The List

“Outlandishly funny... divine” ★★★★ Mail

“Fun, energetic... Any pop prince or princess will love every minute” ★★★★ The Sun

“A blazing glory of hair, sass and top-notch tunes” ★★★★ Ed Fest Mag

“Absolutely hilarious” ★★★★ One4Review

“A must-see hour of perfect musical comedy” ★★★★ WestEndWilma

“Must See show” Fringe Review

Frisky & Mannish past show reviews 

“A riotous night out” The Guardian

“Superb and uncontrollable” Sunday Times

“A complete triumph” ★★★★★ Time Out Sydney

★★★★★ Time Out ★★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News ★★★★★ Herald
★★★★★ Daily Mail ★★★★★ Chortle ★★★★ Arts Desk ★★★★ Fest   
★★★★★ Adelaide Advertiser ★★★★★ The List ★★★★★ The Skinny
★★★★★ Broadway Baby ★★★★★ Gay Times ★★★★★ Three Weeks
★★★★ Independent ★★★★ Observer ★★★★ Evening Standard

Behind The Scenes

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Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available outside Stage 3. To discuss any access needs, please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.