Award-winning Brixton-based comedian and Radio 4 regular Rosie Wilby hosts this themed comedy and storytelling night as part of And What? queer arts festival.
Rosie is joined onstage by fellow performers Pippa Evans, Paula Varjack, Sarah Keyworth and Barbara Brownskirt to look back at their best and worst relationship breakup stories.
Tragedy plus time equals comedy, right?
Rosie’s first nonfiction book Is Monogamy Dead? is out in 2017 following a trilogy of solo shows investigating love and relationships. The final part of this trilogy, The Conscious Uncoupling was programmed by London’s Southbank Centre for Festival of Love 2016 and shortlisted, via public vote, for Funny Women Best Show 2016.
Pippa Evans has toured internationally and is a regular on Radio 4’s Newsjack and The Now Show and TV. She is a core member of the Olivier award winning Showstoppers! the improvised musical, the creator of award winning comedy character Loretta Maine.
Paula Varjack is a theatre, multimedia, comedy and spoken word performance artist. Her debut collection Letters I Never Sent To You has been described by Salena Godden as ‘stunning… personal, vulnerable and frank.’
Sarah Keyworth is a rising star on the UK comedy circuit, has been nominated for several awards and a finalist at many major comedy competitions. She recently supported Stewart Francis on tour.
Barbara Brownskirt is the comedy lesbian poet created by award winning writer Karen McLeod. Regularly appearing at Polari Literary Salon and Duckie at Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Her debut solo show is on tour in 2017. While the others will be sharing their own stories, Barbara will be on hand as the evening’s resident agony aunt to respond to audience members’ letters of relationship woe selected from her post bag.
The Breakup Monologues features a rotating cast of award-winning performers, premiered to a sellout crowd in July at Bradford Literature Festival and is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Tickets £8/£6 conc.