BRIDGET CHRISTIE: UK Tour 2017
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT
Monday 12th June 2017
After her recent totally sold out and incredibly highly acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival and at Leicester Square Theatre, Bridget Christie takes her ‘electrifying’ show BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT around the UK. This show recently won Best Show at the comedy industry Chortle Awards. Her first tv special STAND UP FOR HER is also now available on Netflix, making her the first British woman to have a live stand-up show on the global channel.
Because a posh man told them to, the people of the UK have voted to leave the EU, even though no-one had a plan for what would happen if it did. As a result of not having a plan, the UK has gone to sh*t economically, socially and politically. If you didn’t want to leave the EU, or you did, but now don’t, because everything’s gone to sh*t, then this is absolutely the show for you. If you did want to leave the EU you will still find it funny, but for different reasons, as you witness the liberal comedian’s exasperated and despairing meltdown.
In 2013 Bridget won the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show with her show A BIC FOR HER. This show also won the 2014 South Bank Sky Arts Award for Best Comedy, the 2014 Chortle Award for Best Show and a 2014 Hospital 100 Club Award for Performance and Theatre. It was a total sell out in Edinburgh and became the top selling comedy show at Soho Theatre ever, selling out every night of its 54-night run. Her follow-on show, AN UNGRATEFUL WOMAN, also sold out a 52 night run.
Bridget’s debut BBC Radio 4 series, BRIDGET CHRISTIE MINDS THE GAP was broadcast in April 2013. It won Best Radio at the 2014 Chortle Awards and a prestigious 2014 Rose D’Or International Broadcasting Award for Best Radio Comedy. It was also nominated for a Radio Academy Award 2014. A second series was broadcast in January 2015 and won a 2015 Chortle Award for Best Radio Programme, for the second year running. Bridget’s upcoming brand new radio series will transmit later this year.
Her 2014 tour, a double bill of A Bic for Her and an Ungrateful Woman, won the 2015 Chortle Award for Best Tour.
Bridget was also nominated for a 2014 British Comedy Award for Best Female TV comic for her performance on Have I Got News For You.
Her debut book, A BOOK FOR HER was published by Century Random House in hardback in July 2015 to universal critical acclaim and was reviewed by every UK national newspaper. The book has also just been published in Spain. It was one of the Top 100 Books for Christmas in The Telegraph, the Top Ten Comedy Books in The List and Book of the Day in The Observer newspaper. It was also nominated for a 2016 Chortle Award for Best Book.
Between October 2015 and March 2016 Bridget had her own hugely popular weekly column in Guardian Weekend magazine, for which she gained a Glamour Magazine 2016 award nomination for Columnist of the Year.
Bridget’s last four Edinburgh festival fringe shows have been in the Top 5 best reviewed shows of the fringe and her current show (Because You Demanded It) was named the top rated comedy show of the fringe by The List magazine.
FURTHER INFORMATION & 2017 TOUR DATES
To view Netflix Stand Up For Her: To view Stand Up For Her: www.netflix.com/title/80179907
***** THE GUARDIAN BEST COMEDY SHOW 2016
***** BEST SHOW Chortle Awards 2017
***** ‘The Most electrifying comedy I’ve yet seen on the Fringe’ The Guardian
**** ‘She’s pulled it off again with a wit and vim that is enjoyable as it is timely’ The Times
***** ‘It’s going to be hard to do justice to just how brilliant this show is’ The Scotsman
**** ‘As ever, Christie wears her great intelligence as lightly as can be, masterfully juggles levity and seriousness, full-blooded passion and twinkly-eyed playfulness.’ The Daily Telegraph
**** ‘This show proves beyond doubt that she is simply one of the best and most vital comedians we have’ inews
**** ‘The most passionate assault on the status quo’ The Sunday Times
***** ‘A sublime hour….impassioned, moving and extremely funny’ FEST
***** ‘Metaphors and messages are rife in this stirring show’ The List
***** ‘An astonishingly accomplished and moving work’ theartsdesk