Bridget’s new show, ‘Because You Demanded It’ began life as a work-in-progress titled ‘Mortal’ at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe, where it ran from the 5th – 29th August at The Stand, at 11am.
A London run over the end of 2016 / start of 2017 and a subsequent tour are now on sale.
Click here for dates.
For all press for the show, please see below.
A Book For Her (The Book) was published by Century Random House on 2nd July 2015. It details Bridget’s ‘feminist epiphany’ – a fart in the Women’s Studies section of a bookshop in April 2012 – and her subsequent journey from the bowels of stand-up comedy to one of the most critically acclaimed British standup comedians this decade. If you’re interested in comedy & feminism, then A Book For Her is definitely for you. If you hate both then you should probably give it a miss.
A Book For Her (The Show) began life at the Edinburgh Fringe, running at The Stand, Edinburgh from the 8th – 31st August 2015. Why has Bridget been sending her stained underpants to George Osborne at HM Treasury every month? Which method actor has been playing the character comedian Nigel Farage since 2010? Is Rachel Dolezal black or white? What’s the difference between Eddie Izzard and Caitlyn Jenner? All this and more will be revealed in Bridget’s tenth solo show.
A brand new show to launch Christie’s literary debut A Book for Her (and for him, if he can read). 50 minutes of new material followed by a 10 minute book signing.
An Ungrateful Woman ran at The Stand at 11.10am every day during the Edinburgh Fringe 2014 & toured the UK the following autumn, before running at London’s Soho Theatre between November 2014 & January 2015.
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.
It also was recognised as…
Top 5 Best Comedy of 2013 – The Telegraph
Top 5 Comedians of 2013 – Evening Standard
Top 5 Shows of 2013 – Time Out
Top 5 Gigs of 2013 – The List
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 2014 & an extra week was added in March 2014.
In January 2014, Bridget also won the Sky Arts South Bank Award for Comedy with the 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 also made GQ’s Top 10 Edinburgh shows.
The Soho run at the end of 2012 was the Critic’s Choice in The Independent, Such Small Portions, London Is Funny, Laugh Out London, The Londonist & Scout Magazine as well as being listed as;
Top 10 Best Shows for December – Time Out
Top 5 Best Shows this week – Time Out, and all the press from Edinburgh & elsewhere is below.
“The empty pointlessness of fame has never been so charmingly displayed” Sunday Times
“Utterly entertaining” Times
“Christie is an engaging raconteur, and the show is impressively packaged” Chortle
“An endearing mix of simmering cynicism and wide-eyed innocence” Daily Express
“Fantastic” Virginia Ironside
“Hilarious” Three Weeks
“Quite possibly the most original idea on the Fringe… wonderfully bonkers” **** The Metro
“Real class…absolutely magical stuff ” Time Out “An incredible coup de theatre” The Scotsman
“Brilliantly, uniquely funny… what truly alternative fringe comedy should be” **** Chortle
“Bridget is one of those finds you make on the Fringe and is really what this extraordinary three weeks is all about… her timing, delivery and ability to hit that quirky angle of humour is quite extraordinary.” **** Edinburgh Guide
“One of my favourite things so far in this Festival.” ***** Fringe Review
“Endearingly done and very, very clever.” The Stage
“A revolutionary redefining of character comedy” ***** The Herald
“Brilliantly funny, brilliantly irreverent” **** Three Weeks
“Properly encapsulates the spirit of the fringe” **** Chortle
“Real class… one of the loveliest pieces of character comedy you could ever wish to see” Time Out
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