Rosie’s look back at pop ambitions

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Musician turned comedian Rosie Wilby presents her brand new show ahead of the Edinburgh Fringe 2011.

Rosie’s Pop Diary can be seen at the Pauper’s Pit, as part of the underground venues in this year’s Buxton Festival Fringe, from July 17-20.

Mixing storytelling, stand up and acoustic songs, she brings back to life her years chasing stardom at the height of Britpop through a treasure trove of old photos, fan letters, reviews, embarrassing lyrics and the original Rosie’s Pop Diary (her ‘90s magazine column).

Investigating how time changes and colours our memories, she traces the band’s history alongside the more serious personal events that unfolded at the time.

Rosie Wilby’s previous solo show The Science Of Sex won a Fringe Report Award and was a sellout at a number of festivals.

Tickets cost £5-£7.50 and are available from 0208 144 0070 (noon-3pm) or www.undergroundvenues.co.uk (24 hours). The performances are at 9.15pm on July 17, and then 5pm from July 18-20.