Tuesday, August 16

‘The Hippie Shakes’ come to Edinburgh Fringe Festival

After being showcased at the Soho Theatre in summer 2021 and making its London debut at the Rosemary Branch Theatre, The Hippie Shakes comes to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as part of a UK tour. The Hippie Shakes is produced by emerging theatre and production company Sweaty Palms Productions and directed by Frankie Regalia.

The Hippie Shakes has been awarded a performance bursary and is supported by the Bloomsbury Festival and is part of their official selection for the 2022 festival. The Hippie Shakes is also supported by Creative Scotland. As part of this tour, The Hippie Shakes has been performed at Old Gym Theatre Glasgow and Ventnor Fringe Festival.

Based on a true story, this new piece of gig theatre is a distinctly female story of motherhood, survival, and intergenerational cycles of abuse. Chickie is a woman divided. She is torn between her desire for freedom and her responsibilities as a mother. She wants her husband’s undivided love but must grapple with him pulling the family into the illegal drug trade of the hippie movement. Set during the turbulent 60s and 70s, this one-woman show combines intimate storytelling, dark humour, and live music to tell a truly incredible story.


Frankie Regalia Writer/Director

Helen Potter MusicalDirector

Elliott Chase Chickie

Paven Rai Guitar

Calum Harrison Bass/Guitar

Ryan Lester Drums/Percussion

Edinburgh Fringe Festival run; 5th-27th August 2022 at Greenside Infirmary Street, Forest Theatre. Visit https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/hippie-shakes for full details.