A BLACK Country character comic is taking her latest show for a month-long run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Stourbridge’s Sarah Thom, who has been seen on BBC TV’s Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle and Not Going Out, has written and will star in ‘Beak Speaks’ at the Fringe throughout August.

Beak Speaks is Sarah’s character comedy show, based on the life and times of Gillian Beak, who after more than 30 years of working in, under and around the British Fringe Theatre Circuit finally bares all and shares a lifetime of theatrical insights and anecdotes.

She will take audiences through her masterclass, reminiscing about the infamous techniques that shaped her young protégée, Tamsin Bush, how it all went wrong with the frightfully well connected Bryan Gambon du Pont (co-creator of Go! Theatre) as well as one young upstart who she claims she taught everything he knows, Miles Jupp.

Sarah will perform Beak Speaks at Underbelly Cowgate from 4pm daily until August 28 (not August 14 or 21).

Tickets, costing £6.50 for previews, £9.50 on weekdays or £10.50 at the weekend, can be bought at tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/beak-speaks

Sarah, who made the top 20 ‘One to Watch’ list for the Funny Women Comedy Writing Awards in 2013, said: “Gillian Beak has been incubating for several years now so it's good to finally let her spread her wings.

“A large section is pure Beak, and daft as it is, some is genuinely inspired by what happened to a young me as I sewed my seeds as an actor in London.

“A while ago I set up a workshop at The Actors Centre, in London run by Gillian Beak – the participants were in the know, but it yielded some rather interesting insights.

“I've loved working more in comedy in recent years and am very much looking forward to unleashing the Beak.”