file-page1I’m currently trying out material for my second Radio 4 series (about whether I want to be middle class or have a Hollywood body) and also doing my usual mix of stand-up poetry gigs, comedy gigs, readings and random other sorts of shows and events.


Saturday 22nd October– Women in Comedy Festival. Work in progress show “The Wrong Stuff”. Gullivers Ballroom, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester. Tickets (Pay what you like) here:

Tuesday 25th October– Playground (new material comedy night). Stafford Gatehouse Theatre, 8pm: Details and tickets here.

Friday 28th October– Mr Shindig’s Laughter House at True Coffehouse, 234 Chillingham Road, Newcastle. Free entry. £5 corkage.

Monday 14th November– Hilarity Bites Comedy Club, Darlington. With Gein’s Family Giftshop and Kiri Pritchard-McClean. Hole in the Wall, Darlington Horsemarket. 7.30pm Here

Wednesday 23rd November– Red Raw, Stand Comedy Club Newcastle. 8.30pm. Details Here

Thursday 24th November– Hosting the Bloomin Words Christmas Cabaret with Kirsty Taylor, Rob Reed, Kirsten Luckins, Jacqui Wicks and Richard Ormerod. Rural Arts, Thirsk. 7.30pm. Tickets £10- here

Friday 25th November– Guest at Word Club, Chemic Tavern, Leeds. With Becky Cherriman, Antony Dunn, Tom Weir. 7.30pm. Tickets £8 Here

Wednesday 30th November– Full show with support from Ruth Dixon. The Ropewalk, Barton Upon Humber. 7.30pm Tickets £9/£7 Here

Wednesday 7th December– Poetry in Public event with Helen Mort and Malika Booker. University of Leeds.Details TBC.

Sunday 11th December– Hosting Ey Up Stand Up with John Hegley and Firm of Poets, Christmas Special. The Forum, Northallerton. Details and tickets £10 here.

Monday 19th December– Red Raw, Edinburgh Stand Comedy Club. 8.30pm. Details here.

Thursday 9th Feb– The Wrong Stuff. Rural Arts, Thirsk. Pay what you want. 7.30pm Rural Arts website

Thursday 16th Feb– The Wrong Stuff. The Fenton Pub, Leeds. 7pm. Pay what you want. The Fenton details

Sunday 19th Feb– The Wrong Stuff. Leicester Comedy Festival. Heroes@Criterion . 2.20pm.

Wednesday 8th March– Comedy, Offence and Gender panel. PM. Brunel University. Details TBC: Brunel Centre for Comedy Studies

Saturday March 11th. Recording “The Price of Happiness” series 2 for Radio 4 at Northern Stage, Newcastle. Late aft/early eve. Two shows. Details tbc.

Thursday 20th April– Stand Up and Spit Tour with Tim Wells. Ropewalk Nottingham

Friday 21st April– Stand Up and Spit Tour with Tim Wells. Seven Arts Leeds. Venue

Saturday 22nd April– Stand Up and Spit Tour with Tim Wells. Barnsley Civic. Venue

Tuesday 25th April– Words and Whippets. York Theatre Royal Studio. Venue