The Bearded Ladies are Charlotte McDougall, Susie Donkin, Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling. 

After three series of their acclaimed Radio 4 sketch show they created, wrote and starred in sitcom ‘Meanwhile with the Bearded Ladies’ alongside Mark Addy and Ronnie Corbett. 


The Beards wrote and starred in ‘Speeding’ for Channel 4 produced by Ash Atalla.  They also created, wrote and starred in and pilot ‘The Bearded Ladies’ for BBC2 directed by Dominic Brigstocke. 

They have had a sell-out run at Edinburgh Festival.

“Unmissable ***** ” 

The Daily Mail


“This is impressive stuff - comedy with it’s head on and flashes of sheer genius”  

The Scotsman

“Very clever sketches with a cast of mad but endearing sketches”

The Sunday Express

The Bearded Ladies

Listen to Charlotte in sketches from the Bearded Ladies Radio 4 Show