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Edinburgh show to expose casting call sexism

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A new show exposing sexism in casting calls is to run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year.

Created by the author of the Casting Call Woe blog, anonymous performer @ProResting, the show, also called Casting Call Woe, has been co-written by comedian Tiff Stevenson.

Running at the Gilded Balloon, Casting Call Woe will also feature comedian Mae Martin as a regular performer, with guest appearances from performers including Russell Howard, Arabella Weir and Mary Lynn Rajskub.

Described as “both laugh out loud and thought provoking”, the show is made up of real casting breakdowns and audition notices as well as featuring the performers’ own experiences.

It is directed by Hannah Eidinow and runs from August 15 to 28.