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Bridget Christie: Who Am I? 2021 UK Tour comes to Oxford Playhouse

10th-best living comedian –TIMES

“A masterclass”***** GUARDIAN

Superb**** TELEGRAPH

I absolutely could not have done Nanette without the work that Bridget Christie did” – HANNAH GADSBY

Bridget Christie‘s highly-anticipated 2021 UK tour Who Am I? comes to the Oxford Playhouse Sunday 26th September. The Edinburgh Comedy Award, Rose D’Or and South Bank Sky Arts Award winner brings her 13th Show. Previous shows include A Bic For Her which won the Foster’s Award for Best Show at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival, a South Bank Sky Arts Award, and became the best-selling show at the Soho Theatre ever. Her Brexit-themed show, Because You Demanded It, was named as The Guardian’s No 1 Comedy of the Year in 2016 and won the Chortle Award for Best Show (her second Best Show Chortle Award).  Other nominations and awards include a British Comedy Award for Best Female Comic, a Rose d’Or, a Sony Award, BBC Audio Drama Award, and five Chortle Awards.

Her current BBC Radio 4 series Mortal, an intimate lockdown audio diary recorded by Bridget at home and in the park, has also been well received:  (“Distinctive… substantial… thoughtful… funny” **** Steve Bennett, Chortle). The series is a collection of informative, personal and absurd recordings that confront the difficult questions most of us spend our lives avoiding – covering birth, life, death and the afterlife – and all whilst being interrupted by cats, chores, children, foxes and a plumber.

The whole series is now available on BBC Sounds, and you can hear the shows here: www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000v2sx

Of the programme, Harry Hill declares it to be the “funniest, most original thing I’ve heard on the radio for a long time” , and Jon Ronson says: “Bridget Christie is just so exceptionally funny and inventive. Mortal beautifully reflects these strange days of people spending too much time at home talking to themselves. Bridget is just so constantly unique!”

In 2016, Bridget recorded her debut stand-up special – Stand Up For Her (Live from Hoxton Hall) – released direct to Netflix in 2017, making her the first British female stand-up on the streaming service. In 2019 she became the 14th curator of Radio 4’s The Museum of Curiosity and headlined the Leeds and Reading festivals.

Her BBC Radio 4 series Bridget Christie Minds the Gap won Best Radio Series at the 2014 Chortle Awards, Best Radio Comedy at the 2014 Rose D’Or awards, and another Chortle Award – for best radio programme – in 2015. Her third series, Utopia, was a finalist in the Radio Drama Awards 2018, with Radio Times calling it “the funniest show on the radio in years”.

Her book, A Book for Her, received universal critical acclaim and was nominated for a Chortle Award.

TV-wise, Bridget has starred in a number of shows, including QI, Ghosts, Cardinal Burns, Harry Hills Alien Fun Capsule, Anna and Katy, Have I Got News for You, Room 101 and Kevin Eldon’s show Its Kevin.

FULL 2021 TOUR DATES

Saturday, 18 September Cardiff Sherman Theatre
Sunday, 19 September Poole Lighthouse
Friday, 24 September Ilfracombe The Landmark
Saturday, 25 September Exeter Corn Exchange
Sunday, 26 September Oxford Playhouse
Thursday, 30 September Shrewsbury Theatre Severn (Walker Theatre)
Monday, 1 October Aberystwyth Arts Centre (Great Hall)
Saturday, 2 October Leicester Y Theatre
Tuesday, 5 October Yeovil Octagon Theatre
Thursday, 7 October Worthing Pavilion
Friday, 8 October Liverpool Everyman Playhouse
Saturday, 9 October Harrogate Royal Hall
Sunday, 10 October Milton Keynes The Stables
Tuesday, 12 October Winchester Theatre Royal
Thursday, 14 October Salford The Lowry
Friday, 15 October Salford The Lowry
Saturday, 16 October Lancaster The Dukes
Sunday, 17 October Leeds City Varieties
Wednesday, 20 October Northallerton The Forum
Thursday, 21 October Edinburgh The Stand
Friday, 22 October Barnard Castle The Witham
Saturday, 23 October Basingstoke The Haymarket
Sunday, 24 October Norwich Theatre Playhouse
Monday, 1 November Newcastle The Stand
Tuesday, 2 November Glasgow The Stand
Wednesday, 3 November Aberdeen Tivoli Theatre
Thursday, 4 November Edinburgh The Stand
Friday, 5 November Newcastle The Stand
Wednesday, 10 November Durham Gala Theatre
Thursday, 11 November Stockton ARC
Friday, 12 November Hexham Queen’s Hall
Saturday, 13 November Chorley Theatre
Sunday, 14 November Coventry Warwick Arts Centre
Thursday, 18 November Colchester Charter Hall
Friday, 19 November Cambridge Junction
Saturday, 20 November Cambridge Junction
Sunday, 21 November Brighton Dome
Monday, 22 November Nottingham Playhouse
Wednesday, 24 November Bangor Pontio
Thursday, 25 November Darwen Library Theatre
Friday, 26 November Darwen Library Theatre
Saturday, 27 November Lincoln Performing Arts Centre
Thursday, 2 December Folkestone Quarterhouse
Friday, 3 December Canterbury Gulbenkian
Sunday, 5 December Bristol Old Vic
Wednesday, 8 December Bath Komedia
Thursday, 9 December Tiverton Comedy Hall
Friday, 10 December Birmingham MAC
Saturday, 11 December Birmingham MAC
Tuesday, 14 December London Leicester Square Theatre
Wednesday, 15 December London Leicester Square Theatre
Thursday, 16 December London Leicester Square Theatre
Friday, 17 December London Leicester Square Theatre
Saturday, 18 December London Leicester Square Theatre

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