With the sheer volume of free shows at the Edinburgh Fringe these days it can be tricky to sift through and find a gem. But every year there are one or two that a week or so into the Fringe you start to hear a buzz about. Last August it was Luisa Omielan’s What Would Beyonce Do? Omielan (pictured), having found herself living with her mum after an emotional relationship break up, decided to filter her life choices through the mantra What Would Beyonce Do? Her confessional is raw and frank but ultimately a great deal of fun punctuated as it is with energetic and enthusiastic dance routines and plenty of silliness. It wasn’t just the Edinburgh punters that liked the show, critics agreed too and soon her posters were garnering four and five stars. Since then she’s completed a triumphant Soho Theatre run and now, Salford (and Manchester), it’s time to find out what the fuss is about. Enjoy.

Sun 14 Apr, The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ, Tel: 0843 208 6000, 8pm, £10 – £12, www.thelowry.com

Sun 14 Apr
Marissa Burgess
Published on:
Tue 9 Apr 2013