The internationally renowned duo Martha and Eve are set to perform at the Fringe once again
BY ELLA GAUCI, IMAGE BY MARTHA AND EVE, SHEILA BURNETT
After making their first TV appearance in 1987, we have been obsessed with the trailblazing British-born Cypriot legends Martha and Eve. Martha D. Lewis and Eve Polycarpou – formerly known as Donna & Kebab – are set to grace the Edinburgh Fringe stage once again this year with a brand new show.
The pair crossed paths when they were both hired as solo singers at Eve’s uncle’s Greek night club. Eve had found recognition from her exposure on the talent show New Faces, and Martha had just performed on Eurovision for Cyprus. What started as a friendship quickly turned into the unstoppable double act Donna & Kebab.
Their first performance at the Edinburgh Fringe in 1987 went down such a treat that it was picked up by the television programme 0-1 For London. From there, the duo made history as they explored the universal stories of bi-cultural young people dealing with family pressures, subtle racist assumptions, and stereotypes.
By 1996, the pair had returned to their roots as they began to produce music, creating albums like Stay (2000) and Absolutely Live (2006).
Lovingly entitled Donna & Kebab Are Martha and Eve – A Celebration!, this new show is a warm nod to the duo’s successes and stories, as well as a look at their work now as writers, musicians, and performers.
Before making their way to the infamous streets of Edinburgh, Martha and Eve will be doing two preview shows in London on 29 July (7:30pm) and 30 July (4pm) at Theatro Technis. Find out more information here.
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