The Scummy Mummies, Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn, have announced a 2019 UK tour, running from 20th September at Didcot Cornerstone to the 1st December at Leicester’s Y Theatre. The tour comes hot on the heels of their Edinburgh Festival debut during August at the Assembly Festival. Comedians Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn celebrate the scummier side of parenting, from drinking wine out of a mug at kids’ teatime to hiding from the PTA. Expect stand-up, sketches, songs and some very scummy stories. Guaranteed to make parents and non-parents laugh out loud, with many leaving happier about their life choices.
Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn specialise in producing and performing comedy for less-than-perfect parents – so that’s all parents! They have already performed their live show to sell-out audiences and packed festival crowds around the country, usually wearing their trademark gold catsuits! They have an ever-growing social media following, with more than 100,000 Instagram followers. Their first book, Scummy Mummies, was released in March 2017 and reached the top 20 on the Amazon chart.
They met on the stand-up circuit 6 years ago and instantly became friends, sharing stories of scummy parenting failures. They then discovered that their boys were born 11 days apart with the help of the same midwife.
Together they host one of the UK’s most popular parenting podcasts. Launched in July 2013, it was an instant hit, and has since been downloaded 2 million times in more than 150 countries. The podcast has been recommended by The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, The Guardian and Woman’s Hour. Guests have included Dara O Briain, Sandi Toksvig, Jenny Eclair, and influencers such as Giovanna Fletcher, Unmumsy Mum and Hurrah for Gin. In 2017, Scummy Mummies was nominated for the UK’s Best Comedy Podcast at the British Podcast Awards, along with Mixcloud and Lovies awards.
Ellie appears as the games expert on hit Dave show Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit. She also presents the spin-off, Go 8 Bit DLC, and was the first woman ever to host a show on Dave.
Helen performed a sell-out run of her solo stand-up show, Thorny Questions, at the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
The tour dates are as follows:
Fri 20th DIDCOT – Cornerstone
Sun 22nd NOTTINGHAM – Playhouse
Sat 28th HERTFORD – Theatre
Thurs 3rd LANCASTER – The Dukes
Sat 5th NORWICH – Playhouse
Sun 6th LINCOLN – Engine Shed
Wed 9th BRISTOL – Tobacco Factory
Sat 12th LEEDS – City Varieties
Sun 13th GLASGOW – Stand
Mon 14th NEWCASTLE – Stand
Thurs 17th COVENTRY – Warwick Arts Centre
Tues 29th CAMBRIDGE – Junction
Fri 1st MAIDENHEAD – Norden Farm
Sun 17th NORTHAMPTON – Theatre Royal
Sat 23rd FARNHAM – The Maltings
Tues 26th LIVERPOOL – Epstein
Sun 1st LEICESTER – Y Theatre
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