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Zoe Lyons ‘Bald Ambition’ 2023 tour

“I’m beyond excited to be touring again in 2023, what with going mad during lockdown”

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

FEBRUARY

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/

MARCH

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/

APRIL

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/