Nomination for the Helen Hayes award for Outstanding Actress in a Non-Resident Production



FILLER UP! Critic’s Pick *****
“The humour is sharp…superb…likely to connect with anyone who’s ever looked in the mirror…Filler Up! goes down a treat.” Time Out, London *****Critic’s Pick) Time Out, LONDON

“Every comedy actor knows the importance of timing. But Deb Filler takes the discipline to new heights…funny…poignant…at the end like all well-seasoned performers, the finished hallah makes its final appearance with impeccable timing.” London Jewish Chronicle

“Deb Filler is a hilariously funny woman, part Ruby Wax mixed with Tracy Ullman and a sprinkling of Nigella Lawson…Deb Filler’s warm personality shines through and it was a pleasure to be in her company for one and a half hours”. London Times Literary Supplement

“A wonderful feast of a monologue from which you will not go away hungry…it is delicious, melting in the mouth, like Filler’s performance.” (William McEvoy) The Stage, London

“A knock-down success…life affirming…richly poignant…embodies internationalism at its most appealing…delicious!” What’s On, London

“Is there no end to her talent?…a feel good factor bigger than your right thigh…” Camden Journal, London, U.K.

“Filler Up! Is to the theatre what comfort food is to an empty stomach on a cold night, and I promise you, Deb will have you eating out of her hand…a do not miss!”
The Jewish Telegraph, Manchester


FIVE Four star reviews at the Assembly Rooms at the the Edinburgh Fringe Festival…

“Deb Filler unfolds her delightful tale as she bakes a loaf of bread to her grandmother’s recipe… This is a moving portrait of a woman leaving behind the self-consciousness accrued after a lifetime of not fitting into clothes or a skinnier world… mixing storytelling with song, Filler’s warm, riotous personality and talent simply overflow from the Assembly’s Wildman Room.”
The Scotsman

“Her story is told with passion, humour and great understanding. Best of all she comes through her song-enhanced story proud…go on, take a bite!”
The List, Edinburgh

“Part confessional, part musical cabaret…a funny and thoughtful celebration…and it’s almost certainly the only Fringe show serving freshly-baked hallah bread.” (Andrew Burnet)
The Sunday Herald, Scotland

“You’re guaranteed to lose weight while you see this show, you’ll laugh your arse off!”
Metro, Edinburgh


“Funny and affecting…She is a brilliant observer and her personifications…are powerfully nuanced.”>>MORE  (Lenny Ann Low) The Sydney Morning Herald

“…utterly winning blend of humour and wistful observation… an intelligent and evocative meditation on appetite and hunger… The show…is a knockout. Miss it at your peril.” >>MORE (Peter Calder) The New Zealand Herald

“Filler is a brilliant writer. And as a performer she is nothing short of great, with an almost uncanny talent for accents, speaking styles and visual characterisation.” >>MORE  (Peter Morrison)  Australian Jewish News

“Witty, powerful and potent” Evening Post, Wellington, NZ (Pick of 2000 Fringe)


“…Filler’s winning ability to impersonate Deb’s 26 characters…her depiction of the goofy faces of various boyfriends is hilarious…also welcome is Vippy, her baritone-voiced aunt…well done.” Winnipeg Free Press

“The audience loved it…” The Globe and Mail, Toronto“The audience loved it…standing ovations…” The National Post, Toronto“Filler’s overriding warmth, relaxed delivery and level of comfort with the material is so engaging.” The Toronto Star

“The show was filled with warmth and humour and wry affection, not to mention the aroma of hallah bread baking on stage. Audiences loved it!” (Michelle Landsberg)
The Toronto Star
“Chameleon-like impersonation…dead on-the-mark characters…” The Boston Globe

“Filler…finds the time and presence of mind to bake a challah, from scratch, right there onstage, filling the theatre with the life-affirming aroma of baking bread.”
Montreal Gazette

“Filler has an extraordinary gift for mimicry …she has a wonderful smile, and embracing warmth… “
Globe & Mail, Canada

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