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Presented by Raw Material & Traverse Theatre Company in association with Regular Music
Written by Cora Bissett
Directed by Orla O’Loughlin
Designer Ana Ines Jabares-Pita
Lighting Designer Lizzie Powell
Musical Director Michael John McCarthy
Producer Raw Material Arts
Performed by Cora Bissett, Simon Donaldson, Harry Ward, Emma Smith

Based on Cora Bissett’s teenage diaries, 2018 Edinburgh Fringe hit What Girls Are Made Of charts the true story of her roller-coaster journey from 90s indie-kid hopeful to wised-up woman.

Touring with Radiohead, partying with Blur, she was living the dream. Until she wasn’t... Cora celebrates life’s euphoric highs and epic lows, asking what wisdom we should pass to the next generation, and which glorious mistakes we should let them make.

Performed with a live backing band What Girls Are Made Of features a killer setlist studded with songs by 90s indie legends and inspirational female artists – from Nirvana to Dolly Parton to Patti Smith.

What Girls Are Made Of 2019 Trailer


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Exhilarating' The Skinny

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Believe the hype' Herald 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Euphoric' Telegraph

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Gig theatre at its finest' Wee Review 

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'A thing of wonder' All Edinburgh Theatre

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'race along...before tickets disappear for good' British Theatre Guide

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'enthralling' Review Sphere

'Life-changing litany of pure joy… Believe the hype.'  
★ ★ ★ ★ ★  

Glasgow Herald

What Girls Are Made Of

  • Arts Council England
  • Community Foundation
  • European Regional Development Fund