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A brand new comedy drama about finding your nans suicide note

A comedy-theatre show starring award-winning writer Sophie Bentinck, her mum and her nan. Except her nan's dead, and mum's forgotten it all, so that just leaves her…

Following a cancelled premiere at Edinburgh Fringe 2020 and a sell-out preview run at Pleasance London, Pauline is the funny, heartbreaking story of what happens when you go digging through family secrets. 

Ever read your nan's suicide note? Be prepared to witness a brutally honest and joyfully hilarious glimpse into what it has meant to be a woman in the Bentinck family as far back as 1921. Join Sophie’s journey who, against all odds, heads to Edinburgh Fringe 2022 to tell the story of the women whose shoulders she stands on.

"Captivating" - Phoebe Waller-Bridge


Presented by writer and performer Sophie Bentinck
Directed by Fred Wienand (Twelfth Night, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre)
ound designer Anna Short (Hampstead Theatre, Sheffield Crucible)
Consulting producer Emma Blackman (Bobby & Amy, Fringe First Award 2019)

Ticket Price

£10 - £12.50


25th July - 26th July 2022


King's Head Theatre



“...Pauline and Fleabag share a high degree of fearlessness with their depictions of women as complicated individuals – possessing an acute degree of self-awareness, yet still susceptible to their own insecurities and the sway of other people.”  ★★★★ - Breaking The Fourth Wall

“Pauline is storytelling at its finest...  ...a rollercoaster and we are strapped in tight as Bentinck goes above and beyond to discover her grandmother’s and mother’s past.” ★★★★ - A Younger Theatre


Content Warnings: Mentions of suicide and Alzheimer’s Disease

This production is part of our Edinburgh Fringe Previews season.
This production lasts 60 minutes with no interval.


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