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Angela Barnes 2018

FORTITUDE

Following another sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival the Mock The Week regular and host of BBC R4’s Newsjack Angela Barnes will be taking her ‘beautifully structured show’ (The Scotsman) Fortitude on the road.  

On November 9th 2016, two momentous things happened to Angela, which have deeply affected her. Donald Trump won the US election and she turned 40.

Now, Angela is in no rush to join the ranks of middle aged, she’s only just getting started. She didn’t become a comedian until 33, only learnt to swim when she was 37, didn’t fall in love until 38 and passed her driving test at 39. Why the hurry? She is un-pensioned, un-married, un-mortgaged and a fully paid-up member of the Peter Pan generation.  People have stopped asking Barnes what she’s going to be when she grows up, and instead want to know when she is going to settle down; she hasn’t been bothered by the ticking of the biological clock, thus far – maybe it’s missing batteries.  But what happens when the choices you make aren’t your choice anymore? Does her body have different ideas about the future?

Before becoming a comedian, Angela worked in health and social care. In 2011, she won the BBC New Comedy Award and became a finalist at the 2011 Latitude Festival New Act of the Year competition. Since then Angela has become a regular on BBC’s The News Quiz, Newsjack and Mock The Week.  She has also appeared on BBC Three’s Russell Howard’s Good News, Russell Kane’s Whistle Stop Tour (BBC Radio 2), and BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show.

 

She’s just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic

The Guardian

feels like a sure-fire bet the instant she utters her opening lines

The Scotsman

Storming hour of stand-up ★★★★

Fest
Thu 3May

Angela Barnes & Suzi Ruffell (14+)Nottingham

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Join two of the best breakthrough comedians working today as they grace our studio stage! As seen and heard on the BBC and official tour support for Romesh Ranganathan and Josh Widdicombe.
All under 25s may be asked to produce valid ID (See FAQ's)
14-16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult with a ticket to the show.

Advance price

  • £12.00 Show Entry
  • £10.00 Student Entry

Times

  • Doors open 7:00 PM
  • Last entry 7:30 PM
  • Show starts 8:00 PM

More info

  • Seating type unallocated
  • Food available yes
  • Minimum age 14
Fri 11May

Angela Barnes & Suzi Ruffell (14+) Birmingham

Angela & Suzi - Double Header
Join two of the best breakthrough comedians working today as they grace our studio stage! As seen and heard on the BBC and official tour support for Romesh Ranganathan and Josh Widdicombe.
All under 25s may be asked to produce valid ID (See FAQ's)
14-16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult with a ticket to the show.

Advance price

  • £12.00 Show Entry
  • £10.00 Student Entry

Times

  • Doors open 8:00 PM
  • Last entry 8:15 PM
  • Show starts 8:30 PM

More info

  • Seating type unallocated
  • Food available no
  • Minimum age 14