TV host and award-winning critically acclaimed comedian Zoe Lyons has announced an extensive UK tour for 2023. The ‘Bald Ambition Tour’ takes in 39 dates and starts on Thursday 2nd February at Edinburgh’s The Stand and culminates on Sunday 30th April at Plymouth’s Quad Theatre.
Zoe has kept herself busy in the last couple of years by having what can best be described as a monumental midlife crisis after turning 50. This involved buying a sports car, having a brief marital separation from her partner of 23 years and running a 100k ultra marathon which really didn’t end well. She even turned her back on her career and started delivering vegetables from a van. Along the way her hair decided the best thing to do was abandon ship. It ain’t easy being a middle aged woman: but try doing it with a combover! Thankfully Zoe has been able to explore the funny side of all these twists and turns. Now it’s time to sell the silly car and try and put the wheels back on her life.
‘I’m beyond excited to be touring again in 2023, what with going mad during lockdown and getting a job driving a van, running 100km races, and my alopecia recurring with a vengeance…I need to be back to my first love – the stage! So please come and see my most personal show yet and help me out of my (late) midlife crisis.’ ZOE LYONS
An immediately recognisable voice, Zoe can be heard on Radio 4 regularly on The News Quiz, Just a Minute, The Unbelievable Truth and The Now Show, and her own two part series Passport Paddy. Other radio includes Breaking the News, The Good the Bad and the Unexpected, Fred MacAulay at The Stand, and the Jason Manford Show. Podcasts include Walking the Dog, An Hour or So with Sue Perkins, James Acaster Stay Home Special Series and The Guilty Feminist. She also co-hosts her own podcast with Stephen Bailey ‘Don’t Talk About The Husband’ for Acast.
She performs regularly at the Edinburgh Festival. Her shows ‘Entry Level Human’ (which is available on Next Up and Amazon Prime), ‘Mustard Cutter’ and ‘Little Miss Misfit’, have all toured the UK and been praised by critics and audiences alike. She has also performed at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Latitude, Kilkenny and Pride Festivals. She also hosts her own award-winning monthly comedy night in Brighton – Bent Double. She is the winner of Dave’s Joke of the Fringe, Comedian’s Comedian of the Year, and The Funny Women Award, and at the start of her career was nominated for the Edinburgh Best Newcomer Comedy Award.
Zoe is a trained actor, who performed the lead role in the play An Act of God at the Vaults in London in 2019. Theatre also includes Outings at the Gilded Balloon, Hedda Gabler at the Workhouse Theatre and Shut Up I’m Your Mother at the Gilded Balloon.
Her hobbies include diving, ultra-marathons, paddle-boarding and her chosen specialist subjects on Celebrity Mastermind were Quentin Crisp and Jacques Cousteau. On her socials she talks about a variety of topics including her alopecia, wild swimming and her trusted companion Groucho Barks the Jack Terrier.
DATE VENUE TICKETS
Thurs 2nd EDINBURGH – The Stand thestand.co.uk/edinburgh/
Fri 3rd CARLISLE – Old Fire Station ofscarlisle.co.uk/
Thurs 9th HALIFAX – Square Chapel squarechapel.co.uk/
Sat 11th BARNARD CASTLE – The Witham thewitham.org.uk
Sun 12th NEWCASTLE – The Stand thestand.co.uk/newcastle/
Wed 15th TUNBRIDGE WELLS – Trinity Theatre trinitytheatre.net
Fri 17th MAIDENHEAD – Norden Farm norden.farm/
Sat 18th MONMOUTH – Savoy Theatre monmouth-savoy.co.uk
Sun 19th CARDIGAN – Mwldan mwldan.co.uk/
Wed 22nd BANBURY – The Mill Arts Centre themillartscentre.co.uk
Fri 24th ALDERSHOT – West End Centre westendcentre.co.uk/
Sat 25th WORTHING – Pavilion wtm.uk/
Sun 26th EXETER – Phoenix exeterphoenix.org.uk/
Fri 3rd FARNHAM – Maltings farnhammaltings.com/
Sat 4th EASTLEIGH – The Point thepointeastleigh.co.uk/
Fri 10th SELBY – Town Hall selbytownhall.co.uk/
Sat 11th OTLEY – Courthouse otleycourthouse.org.uk/
Sun 12th CHORLEY – Theatre chorleytheatre.com
Wed 15th GLASGOW – Oran Mor oran-mor.co.uk/
Sat 18th BEDFORD – Quarry Theatre quarrytheatre.org.uk
Sun 19th NOTTINGHAM – Glee Club glee.co.uk/nottingham/
Wed 22nd NORWICH – Theatre Playhouse norwichtheatre.org
Fri 24th DARWEN – Library Theatre bwdvenues.com/
Sat 25th BARNSLEY – The Civic barnsleycivic.co.uk
Sun 26th LEICESTER – The Y Theatre leicesterymca.co.uk
Tues 28th TAUNTON – The Brewhouse tauntonbrewhouse.co.uk
Fri 31st NEW MILTON – Forest Arts Centre forest-arts.co.uk/
Sat 1st GREAT TORRINGTON – Plough Arts Centre theploughartscentre.org.uk/
Tues 4TH SALE – Waterside watersidearts.org/
Wed 5th CHELTENHAM – Town Hall cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk/
Thurs 6TH BRISTOL – 1532 1532bristol.co.uk/
Fri 14th SALISBURY – Arts Centre wiltshirecreative.co.uk/
Sat 15th MAWNAN SMITH – Trebah Garden trebahgarden.co.uk/events
Sun 16th BATH – Komedia komedia.co.uk
Wed 19th CRAWLEY – The Hawth parkwoodtheatres.co.uk/The-Hawth
Fri 21st KENDAL – Brewery Arts breweryarts.co.uk/
Sat 22nd SOUTHPORT – The Atkinson theatkinson.co.uk/
Sat 29th LAUNCESTON – Town Hall comicalentertainment.com/
Sun 30th PLYMOUTH – Quad Theatre comicalentertainment.com/