Bridget has written & performed 11 solo Edinburgh Fringe shows. This year’s, Mortal, has since been re-titled ‘Because You Demanded It’ and will run at London’s Leicester Square Theatre in 2016 / 2017 & tour nationally in 2017.
Here’s the blurb in the Fringe guide…
Brand new work in progress show from the stupid idiot and multi award-winning stand-up, Guardian columnist and author of A Book for Her. Bridget is going to die, but what will she leave behind? This and many other things will be discussed, including bigots, the Tories, Motörhead vibrators, aging, water massages, magic eyelift stickers and legacies.
‘Current queen of crusading UK comedy’ Guardian.
‘A cherishable comedian’ Telegraph.
‘Queen of satire’ Evening Standard.
‘A kind of genius’ Jon Ronson.
‘A cool, clear glass of sane’ Caitlin Moran.
‘Laser focused and brilliantly sustained’ Independent.
‘A revelation’ Observer. ‘Very funny’ Radio Times.
It’s a brand new show to launch multi-award winning Christie’s literary debut A Book for Her * (*and for him, if he can read).
Come and enjoy 50 minutes of new material followed by a 10 minute book signing.
For press on the book, A Book For Her, and the show, A Book For Her, please click here.
An autumn London run took place at the Leicester Square Theatre, from the 16th November – 2nd December, and was featured in a Top 10 of Comedy in 2015 by The Guardian & named Critic’s Choice by Time Out with more dates added into 2016 and a national tour to follow.
Why did people praise Michael Gove on 25 February 2014?
What made Bridget lose control of her emotions at a casting for a yoghurt commercial?
And which national newspaper genuinely mistook Bridget for King Charles II?
There was also a recording of the first episode of series 2 of “Bridget Christie Minds The Gap” up at the fringe on the 24th August at BBC Potterow.
The show ran every day at The Stand, at 11.10am again, just like last year, and went on to tour the UK & run at the Soho Theatre, London between November 2014 & January 2015 (extra dates were added again, taking the show into March & May of 2015, too.)
Bridget starts the day by eroticising waterproof jackets and roller coasters, ridiculing biro manufacturers, and destroying the patriarchy.
And all at 11:10 am in a Gloucester accent.
Includes some shouting.
The only stand-up to have been billed alongside both Lionel Blair and Naomi Wolf.
A Bic For Her ran at The Stand at 11.10am every day during the Edinburgh Fringe & won the Edinburgh Comedy Award.
From November 2013, it ran at London’s Soho Theatre where it broke Box Office records for the venue. Extra dates were added for Jan / Feb / March 2014!!!!
In January 2014, Bridget won the Sky Arts South Bank Award for Comedy with the show, and she show also won a Hospital 100 Award 2014 for Theatre.
What are Tory feminists?
How did Hitler choose soups in restaurants?
Why isn’t there a Spielberg blockbuster about donkeys, and why did Colonel Gadaffi hate them?
Bridget Christie knows. And will wear stilts. Baffling stand-up and grotesque manifestations from someone who’s been on Radio 4’s News Quiz, E4’s Cardinal Burns, Sarah Millican’s Support Group and Harry Hill’s Little Internet Show.
War Donkey did very well in Edinburgh. It received 10 4 star reviews and was featured on BBC2’s Culture Show as one of Sue Perkins’ Top 5 Edinburgh shows.
It ran between the 3rd – 26th August 2012 (not 13th) at The Assembly Rooms (Studio 2), Edinburgh during the 2012 Fringe, before touring the UK & Ireland in Autumn 2012!
In her first three solo Edinburgh shows Bridget was childish and silly, portraying historical characters and inanimate objects such as Charles II, a cheese roll, Guido Fawkes, Oliver Cromwell, The Fire of London and The Great Plague, using terrible costumes and without so much as a nod to the fourth wall.
The following year she wrote an autobiographical show about her old job at The Daily Mail.
Some critics thought it lacked ambition, just because she wore normal clothes.
Then last year they liked her again because she pretended to be an ant.
This year, the 39 year old Catholic mother views everyday housewife life through her trademark Bridget Christie Lens of The Absurd™.
The HOUSEWIFE SURREALIST discusses transubstantiation, the British class system as applied to animals and insects, Ken Clarke’s shoes, priests, getting her teeth knocked out, and horrible bitchy mothers.
Her 7th consecutive Edinburgh show also features an uninvited weed comedian, Nick Clegg doing an interpretive dance in simulated fire, a seductive Nicholas Sarkozy capering like Pan with the hind legs of a goat, and a battery-powered re-enactment of The Ascension.
Housewife Surrealist ran at The Stand, Edinburgh at 4.40pm daily during the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe.
Bridget Christie used to dress up as Charles II, talk about the English Civil War and pretend to be The Great Plague.
But this had no commercial value, so she gave up on that pointless nonsense.
This year she’s talking about cat-litter, priests, rude mothers and ghosts.
Bridget is supported by the first ever and so far the finest Ant comedian on the circuit, A Ant (Winner Nivea Funny Ant Competition 1993).
A Ant ran at The Stand, Edinburgh: 4.15pm 6-29th August 2010(except 6th)
All press can be found here.
Bridget also appeared as Lionel Blair’s wife Lady Teazle in Richard Brinsley-Sheridan’s comedy of manners, The School For Scandal.
First performed in 1777, the play remains a crowd-pleaser and is one of the standard repertory pieces in our dramatic literature.
The cast included Phil Nichol, Stephen K Amos, Lionel Blair, Marcus Brigstocke,
Paul Foot, Huw Thomas, Ella Kenyon and Clare Thompson, and it was directed by Cal McCrystal.
The School For Scandal ran from August 5th-31st at 4pm in the Pleasance Courtyard.
In 2003 Bridget began doing open spots on the comedy circuit and working on the diary column of the Daily Mail. Whilst there, Bridget was strangled by Gene Wilder, fed a fish by Peter Stringfellow, mistaken for someone else by Mel Brooks, hated by David Dimbleby, ignored by Cherie Blair and patronised by Jenny Eclair.My Daily Mail Hell’s affectionate expose of a showbiz gossip column is sure to delight both Daily Mail readers and decent people too.
See how Alan Yentob fell off a chair.
Hear what Liam Gallagher said at the premiere of Shrek 2.
Touch a real cup once held by Jack Vettriano.
Find out how Pop Idol’s Darius Danesh got Brad Pitt’s horse to lie down. And learn how many lions Antonio Banderas has got.
But above all, share in the baffling experience of a provincial Gloucester girl, with no real qualifications, adrift in the sophisticated world of wealth and fame.
Bridget Christie: My Daily Mail Hell ran from August 5th-31st at 6.30pm in The Gilded Balloon Teviot.
King Charles II’s second solo show.
Introducing Christopher Wren, Samuel Pepys and The Great Plague.
The 17th Century. Deranged royals.
Incompetent terrorists. Mentalist fundamentalists. Pointless WAGs.
A time very different to our own.
Bridget Christie gives Charles II, Guy Fawkes, Oliver Cromwell, and Nell Gwynne their long-overdue Edinburgh festival debut.
Bridget was commissioned to write and perform a short story for BBC Radio 4’s Afternoon Readings slot as part of their Comic Fringes series.
It was recorded on the afternoon of 20th August and broadcast the following week.
You can listen to it on the radio page.
As well as her main show, A Ant, Bridget appeared in the following shows during the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe:
Susan Calman Chats Up… Just the Tonic Friday 6th August at 12.55pm.
The Garden Belushi’s, Market Street, Friday 13th August at 2.40pm.
(Super-gang of idiotic comics make up some stuff about things, featuring Josie Long, Humphrey Kerr, Bridget Christie, Sara Pascoe and David Reed.)
Celebrity Autobiography Underbelly Cowbarn, 5th – 14th August at 7.25pm
(Celebrity Autobiography’ features a first-rate comedic ensemble performing from the actual memoirs of a wide range of celebrities. Audiences ask, ‘Did they actually write that?’ Yes, we couldn’t make this stuff up!)
Bridget was also asked to do the introduction for the anonymous artist The Poster Menace’s Photographic Exhibition at The Underbelly.
It was displayed with all the photographs in the Cow Cafe area, you can also see it here.