Heading from your TV screen to a theatre near you, Lucy Porter is set to embark on a national tour with her smash hit Edinburgh Fringe show Choose Your Battles from 2nd February 2018.
Have you ever wished you’d told that awful boss where to stick that lousy job? Dumped an ex before they dumped you? Not backed down when that b*%@&d nicked your parking space? Life is full of arguments we wish we’d had, or wish we’d won, but it’s also common to regret confrontation.
As someone with a lifelong fear of making a scene, Lucy Porter has always erred on the side of caution when it comes to conflict. When she was a single, self-employed, stand-up comedian, it was never that much of a problem as she spent 99% of her time alone. Now that Lucy’s a wife, mother and pillar of the local community, she is finding it a lot tougher. In marriage guidance and parenting manuals, the received wisdom is that you should choose your battles and not sweat the small stuff. But how do you know when to stand your ground?
For example, if a child refuses to go to a wedding unless they can dress as The Incredible Hulk, what should you do? Lucy decided to take the path of least resistance, only to be faced with a tearful bride and a bill for ruined wedding photos.
Using secret ballots, visual aids and a punchbag with the face of Mary Berry, Lucy works out (with the audience’s help). When she should stick to her guns and fight, and when she can use her disarming charm to defuse a situation.
Lucy is a comedy hit across the globe, taking her distinctive, bouncy, feel-good comedy to Hong Kong, Manila, Switzerland and Paris. She was also invited to Miami to take part in NBC’s Last Comic Standing. She has performed in the States for NBC and HBO at their Las Vegas Comedy Festival. Back home, she has toured the UK multiple times to critical acclaim and played some of the country’s biggest festivals including Latitude and Kilkenny.
Lucy is a regular face and voice on TV and radio panel shows. Lucy has appeared on QI, Mock the Week, Argumental, Insert Name Here, Have I Got News for You, Clive Anderson’s Chat Room, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, What the Dickens?, Room 101 and Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled. She is also a quizzing demon having appeared on BBC 1’s Pointless (with partner Ed Byrne), ITV’s The Chase. She broke records on Celebrity Mastermind, where she fought off competition from Mark Watson and Dave Spikey to achieve the highest ever celebrity score.
Lucy raised on £9000 for The Loss Foundation with her winning turn on Celebrity Storage Hunters. On Radio 4, she has been heard on Life – An Idiot’s Guide, Heresy, The Personality Test, The News Quiz, Dilemma and The Unbelievable Truth, and is a regular guest on BBC 6 Music on The Radcliffe & Maconie Show.
Lucy remains amongst the most sought-after comedy writers in Britain and was one of the lead writers on ITV1’s prime-time Sunday night satirical animation series Headcases. Lucy has also written for Johnny Vaughan, Adam and Joe, Griff Rhys Jones and even Jimmy Tarbuck. In 2014, Lucy wrote the thought-provoking and witty play, The Fair Intellectual Club, about the trials of being an intellectual woman in 1717, which was put on at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Following the success of the Edinburgh run, BBC Radio 4 commissioned a 6-part drama series from Lucy based on the play which aired in November 2016.
Lucy is an accomplished actor having played Nurse Flinn in the critically acclaimed, box-office record breaking One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest in Edinburgh and London’s West End, alongside Christian Slater.
Recently Lucy has contributed to various publications as a columnist, including City AM, Cook Vegetarian Magazine and Mother & Baby.
For tickets and further information can be found here www.lucyporter.co.uk
02-Feb-18 READING SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE
03-Feb-18 FAREHAM ASHCROFT ARTS CENTRE
09-Feb-18 BORDON PHOENIX THEATRE
10-Feb-18 HEMEL HEMPSTEAD OLD TOWN HALL
11-Feb-18 LEICESTER THE COOKIE
14-Feb-18 BRIGHTON KOMEDIA
16-Feb-18 COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE
17-Feb-18 NEW MILTON FOREST ARTS CENTRE
23-Feb-18 FARNHAM MALTINGS
24-Feb-18 SWINDON ARTS CENTRE
02-Mar-18 HAVANT THE SPRING
03-Mar-18 EPSOM PLAYHOUSE
07-Mar-18 HARLOW PLAYHOUSE
08-Mar-18 SOUTHEND PALACE THEATRE
09-Mar-18 COVENTRY WARWICK ARTS CENTRE
10-Mar-18 GLOUCESTER GUILDHALL
15-Mar-18 ALDERSHOT WEST END CENTRE
16-Mar-18 CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION
17-Mar-18 FINCHLEY ARTS DEPOT
23-Mar-18 MAIDENHEAD NORDEN FARM
24-Mar-18 DIDCOT CORNERSTONE
05-Apr-18 KENDAL BREWERY ARTS CENTRE
06-Apr-18 BARNARD CASTLE THE WITHAM
07-Apr-18 NORTHALLERTON THE FORUM
13-Apr-18 OTLEY COURTHOUSE
14-Apr-18 SELBY TOWN HALL
15-Apr-18 SALFORD LOWRY
20-Apr-18 NORTHAMPTON ROYAL & DERNGATE
18-May-18 CANTERBURY MARLOWE THEATRE
19-May-18 SHREWSBURY THEATRE SEVERN
14-Jul-18 HENLEY HENLEY FESTIVAL