I'm doing my new show at Leicester Comedy Festival on Sunday 9th February. You can buy tickets by clicking here.
I’m 55. I thought I'd have everything I wanted by now. Unfortunately I still don't know what that is. Warning: contains adult material, like pensions and the menopause.
Adele has written albums about being 19, 21 and 25 – but you don’t often hear the older woman’s point of view. That’s why I’ve written a show about being 55: old enough to move into my mother’s sheltered flats, young enough to still have dreams.
Now happily post-menopausal, I’ll share my top tips for dealing with the hot flushes, tears and life-changing mental turmoil that the menopause brings. And I’ll celebrate the amazing sense of freedom I’ve found on the other side – if only I could decide what to do with it (and whether my pension fund is healthy enough to pay for it.)
My last Fringe show, Addicted to Fun, got a five-star review at the Edinburgh Fringe and played to full rooms. I’ve reached the finals of two national competitions: English Comedian of the Year (2009) and Old Comedian of the Year (2018). This show, 55, made its debut in embryonic form as All I Want, a work in progress for ten days at the Edinburgh Fringe last year. I’m performing it at the Leicester Comedy Festival in February and a bunch of other fringes and festivals around the country, with the plan of taking it back to Edinburgh in 2021.
'Comedy gold... she holds the room in the palm of her hand' ***** (One4Review).
'Charming, endearing, entertaining... undoubtedly made the world a little bit of a better place' (Notts Comedy Review.)