Sunday, 17 February 2008

Clare Summerskill kicks off 13 city tour this spring.

Don’t miss comedienne, singer, actress and writer Clare Summerskill performing her totally brand new stage show In No Particular Order.

Packed full of hilarious and thought-provoking stand-up, totally original songs and finely drawn comedy characters, Clare’s performances are a one-of-a-kind experience and a perennial favourite on the LGBT theatre circuit.

Praise for Clare:

“One of the funniest women in the country!”—What’s On

“Unorthodox and uninhibited.”—The Independent

“Engaging and charming.”—Time Out

Clare has been touring one-woman shows to theatres around the country for more than 10 years. She has her own keen following in the lesbian community and her universal humour has even been known to make gay men and heterosexual people chuckle quite a bit too!

Clare has appeared on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and The Richard and Judy Show. She’s also written for several sketch shows on Radio 4 and Radio 2 and she’s just published a book of her all-time best-loved sketches, stories and song lyrics titled We’re the Girls. It includes many of Clare’s funniest characters: Ange the pub owner; Lucy a “happening” urban lesbian; Fennel, who with her girlfriend Camomile, have decided to downsize in a drastic fashion; and Betty from Barnstaple who is constantly endeavouring to understand her daughter’s lesbian lifestyle.

The short stories in Clare’s book cover tales of Wild Women Weekends, holidays in the Sapphic sun and clearly-remembered-but-possibly-best-forgotten crushes on teachers from our schooldays. The song lyrics range from the poignancy of “I’m a We” to the extremely raw “Revenge Song” to the universal cry of “Why Can’t I Find Someone Normal?” The book is fully illustrated by artist Kate Charlesworth.

Praise for We’re the Girls:

"Smart, witty, and with an eye for the sometimes poignant detail of everyday life.”—Sarah Waters

Clare’s music is an integral part of her shows and an audience favourite. She has produced three albums of her songs, the latest release being Still Let Me Fly. All three of her albums and her new book will be on sale at her shows and via email at admin(at)claresummerskill.com.

For more info on Clare, visit: www.claresummerskill.co.uk


Tour dates

7th March ARENA THEATRE, WOLVERHAMPTON
Box Office: 01902 321321
www.arenatheatre.info

15th and 16th March NUFFIELD THEATRE STUDIO, SOUTHAMPTON
Box Office: 02380 671771

22nd March Y THEATRE, LEICESTER
Box Office: 0116 255 7066
www.leicesterymca.co.uk

5th April LAWRENCE BATLEY THEATRE, HUDDERSFIELD
Box Office: 01484 430528
www.lawrencebatleytheatre.co.uk

11th and 12th April BURTON TAYLOR STUDIO, OXFORD PLAYHOUSE
Box Office: 01865 305305
www.burtontaylor.co.uk

20th April TOBACCO FACTORY, BRISTOL
Box Office: 0117 902 0345
www.tobaccofactory.com

25th April OLD TOWN HALL, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD
Box Office: 01442 228091
www.oldtownhall.co.uk

3rd May THE LOWRY STUDIO, MANCHESTER
Box Office: 0870 787 5790
Group Bookings: 0870 220 2003
www.thelowry.com

10th May SIR JOHN MILLS THEATRE, IPSWICH
Box Office: 01473 211 498

30th and 31st May YORK THEATRE ROYAL STUDIO
Box Office: 01904 623568
www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

7th June LIBRARY THEATRE SHEFFIELD
Box Office: 0114 276 7093

27th and 28th June CHELTENHAM EVERYMAN STUDIO
Box Office: 01242 572573
www.everymantheatre.org.uk

6th July PAVILION THEATRE, BRIGHTON
Box Office: 01273 709709
www.brightondome.org

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