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Welcome to Grandma's Shop!

Clothes. Cats. Counter-culture.

Sheffield.  1989.  Loveable, eccentric septuagenarian, Hilda, has run a second-hand clothes shop for decades. She does it to make money to feed 30 stray cats. One day, a journalist from The Guardian walks in...


Join Hilda’s granddaughter for a solo show about family history subverting expectations. 


Step inside Hilda’s shop, a nostalgic world of old carrier bags, pools coupons and vintage clothes…presided over by an unlikely punk icon. 

Julie Flower presents a multi-character comedy-drama about love, memories and the stories clothes have to tell.


Find Edinburgh Fringe 2024 and tour information, below, and sign up to the newsletter for updates! 

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Edinburgh Fringe performances and previews!

Grandma's Shop will be heading to Edinburgh Fringe this year!  The show will be at the Gilded Balloon from 31st July to 26th August (not 12th) at 12:20.  Tickets are available to BUY NOW from:

Gilded Balloon

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

In the meantime, three previews have been arranged!  It would be great to see you!

Brighton Fringe - 2nd June at 2pm (Brighton Toy and Model Museum) 

Tickets on sale now! BUY NOW

Tunbridge Wells Fringe - 4th July at 8pm (The Green Duck)

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London - 7th July at 3pm (The Tabard Theatre, Chiswick)

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Further performances will be planned for the autumn, including bringing the show 'home' to Sheffield!

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Do you remember Grandma's shop? 

Please get in touch to share your stories!

Hilda's shop was in Devonshire Street, Sheffield (next to Mr. Kite's Wine Bar) from the late 1950s to the late 1990s.

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Photo: Geoffrey Beattie, 1989

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