Lucy Porter: Northern Soul
12:04pm Wednesday 30th October 2013 in What's on
COMEDY favourite Lucy Porter brings her new stand up show ‘Northern Soul’ to Theatr Mwldan this month.
Lucy Porter is a familiar face from popular TV and radio panel shows such as Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week and The Unbelievable Truth.
On Friday November 15, she will be live on the Theatr Mwldan stage with her new show Northern soul at 8pm. She returns to the UK tour circuit, fresh from The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with her best show yet.
Does geography shape your destiny? Lucy Porter's latest (and greatest) show is about never quite knowing where you belong. Born in Croydon to a Northern Irish dad and a Mid-lander mum (who met in Africa), Lucy never felt comfortable as a South London suburbanite. In her teenage years she was seduced by the music of Morrissey, the art of David Hockney and the politics of Dennis Skinner. Then she was seduced by the kissing of an actual man from Bury, and she started to suspect that the North of England might be her spiritual home.
Stand-up comedy has allowed Lucy to travel the world and she's acquired a taste for the exotic (she even married a Welshman) but she's still - like the Littlest Hobo - waiting to find a place to settle down.
This show draws on Lucy's years of touring and travelling, as she shares her thoughts about the regional peculiarities she's spotted in Britain and beyond. She'll explain why she felt more at ease in a Cape Town toilet than any Soho nightspot. Exploring the North South divide, Lucy also explains why The East West watershed means that Hull and Bristol are like the Nation's Nipples.
Revealing the best and worst places in the UK to do stand-up (spoiler alert: Glasgow and Liverpool), Lucy asks how much we should be defined by our birthplace, and how hard it is to shake off one's roots.
Tickets to see Lucy Porter are £14 (£12 concessions),available from Mwldan’s Box Office on 01239 621200, www.mwldan.co.uk, or via smart phone.