Sofie Hagen is about to embark on a tour of her hit award-winning show Bubblewrap to selected venues across the UK, hot on the heels of her debut novel, Happy Fat, which is published on 2nd May.
This is the first time Bubblewrap has toured the UK, and follows her sell-out shows Dead Baby Frog and Shimmer Shatter. Bubblewrap won her the Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer Award in 2015, catapulting her onto the British comedy scene. Bubblewrap, a show about how she learned to love her body (interspersed with erotic Westlife fanfiction and stories about one-night-stands, a psych ward and car chases), is currently confirmed to play at 12 venues from 26 April to 9 June 2019.
Audiences will also have the chance to hear her read from her new book Happy Fat, a manifesto for happiness and fat liberation, followed by a Q&A with Sofie.
Unquestionably one of the most talked-about comics of the moment, Sofie just completed filming for her own Comedy Central series, Sofie’s Sex Stories, looking at the sex lives of fellow comedians. She’s also recently been seen on The Nightly Show (ITV) and Roast Battle (Comedy Central). She hosts the hugely successful Made of Human podcast, co-hosts the brand new live comedy podcast Secret Dinosaur Cult, and was one of the co-founders of The Guilty Feminist podcast.
Sofie Hagen said: “I’m very excited to take Bubblewrap and Happy Fat on tour. Bubblewrap is a stand-up show about how I first learned to love my body – Happy Fat is my first ever book and it’s about why it’s okay to be fat and it’s where I’m at right now with fat positivity. The tour will be a mix of stand-up show, book reading and Q&A, a wonderfully balanced mix of funny, emotional, authentic and silly. Oh, and I’ll bring a bunch of books as well.”
An evening of varied delights from one of the most exciting talents of recent years. Book early.
2019 tour schedule
Friday 26 April Cambridge Junction junction.co.uk / 01223 511 511
Friday 10 May Coventry Warwick Arts Centre warwickartscentre.co.uk / 024 7652 4524
Saturday 11 May Colchester Arts Centre colchesterartscentre.com / 01206 500900
Friday 17 May Cardiff Sherman Theatre shermancymru.co.uk / 029 2064 6900
Sunday 19 May Salford The Lowry thelowry.com / 0843 208 6000
Thursday 23 May Liverpool Epstein Theatre epsteinliverpool.co.uk / 0844 888 4411
Friday 24 May Newcastle Northern Stage northernstage.co.uk / 0191 230 5151
Thursday 30 May Bristol Tobacco Factory tobaccofactory.com / 0117 902 0344
Friday 31 May Birmingham Old Rep Theatre oldreptheatre.co.uk | 0121 359 9444
Saturday 1 June Leeds City Varieties cityvarieties.co.uk / 0113 2430808
Friday 7 June Norwich Playhouse Theatre norwichplayhouse.co.uk / 01603 598598
Sunday 9 June Exeter Phoenix Theatre exeterphoenix.org.uk / 01392 667080
Saturday 15 June London Bloomsbury Theatre thebloomsbury.com / 020 3108 1000