Tearful Edinburgh Fringe comedian sells out next show

After sharing in a tear-filled post that only one person had turned up to see her one-woman play at the Edinburgh Fringe, Georgie Grier’s next performance has sold out.

The comedian and actor posted a tearful selfie to her X – formerly known as Twitter – after her show, Sunsets, didn’t quite go as expected.

‘There was one person in my audience today when I performed my one-woman play, ‘Sunsets’ at #edfringe. It’s fine, isn’t it? It’s fine…?’, she wrote after the performance.

Fellow comedians flocked to share words of encouragement, including Dara O’Briain, Sarah Millican, and Jason Manford who shared a heart-warming video message.

And today, her performance of the show sold out with audience members queueing out of the door of the Adam House in Edinburgh’s Old Town to grab a seat, the Daily Mail reports.

The one person who attended the now viral show also revealed who they were – fellow fringe performer Sophie Craig, who is at the festival with her show I Love You, Now What?

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She gave Grier a glowing review, writing on X: ‘I was that one person in the lovely Georgie Grier’s audience. We had a lovely hug at the end and she was so professional and brave and she gave me everything. You should be so proud angel! Thank YOU! Now go get em girl.’

Speaking to The Mail, Grier revealed that she wrote the post while emotions were high and she did not want to bother her mum, dad, or sister.

However, she did not anticipate the wild response she would receive and the outpouring of love.

‘I thought the hashtag Ed Fringe community on social media has been a really supportive place. I thought I might find a couple of other people who had one person or get some words of comfort,’ she said.

‘I did not expect the level of reaction I’ve had it’s been so lovely, so unexpected, so many words for what I have experienced. I am so appreciative of what I have experienced.’

‘I did Edinburgh in 2004-5 and I remember [the] first couple of shows, the first week I think, was just, it was such a slog and I was out in the rain and I was flyering and people weren’t coming.

‘I got total impostor syndrome. How much is this costing me? What am I doing here?

‘Look at all these amazing people. How embarrassing that…nobody’s turned up but, you know what, you’re on the path and it’s just the start, that’s all.’

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