Jayde Adams: The Divine Ms Jayde: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2018
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2018
Jayde Adams is a force of nature as I encountered watching her show The Divine Ms Jayde at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2018. The musical stand-up show combined her striking vocals and Olivier award-winning accompaniment from Richard Thomas co-creator of Jerry Springer: The Opera. She is wheeled on stage under a flowery arbour. She splays herself across a grand piano and she sings like a trouper. The comedy was good too including an inspired routine about her Bristol accent and rejoicing plus-size bodies. After the show, I met her in the Pleasance Courtyard and she was extremely charming and funny.
I saw Adams again in October 2018 when she played Always Be Comedy. her confidence on stage and total command of the room was a joy to watch and her outrageous and fearless stories delighted the crowd. Adams is an extremely talented performer and comedian whose star quality is on the ascent.