We’ve a couple of tickets for comedian Francesca Martinez‘s Whelan’s show on Saturday 30th July for you to win.
What happens when you’re branded ‘abnormal’ in a world obsessed with normality? This show is Francesca’s hilarious, insightful and fascinating answer…
Following her hugely successful 62 date tour of Australia, Malaysia and Singapore in 2011, and fresh from winning an award at the Edinburgh Fringe, Britain’s first wobbly* comedian, Francesca Martinez, is proud to be taking her ground-breaking show on a 30-date tour of the UK.
Francesca is an award-winning comedian who has toured internationally with sell-out runs around the world including The Melbourne Comedy Festival, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. She has also performed in Ireland, South Africa, Canada, America (in Hollywood and on Broadway) and at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland where she performed alongside actress Emma Thompson.
Francesca is a regular face on TV and is well-known for starring in five series of Grange Hill and a much-loved appearance on The Frank Skinner Show. Ricky Gervais is a big supporter of her work and wrote a starring role especially for her in Extras where she starred opposite actress Kate Winslet.
She is currently working on a TV comedy series with Australian Comedian Adam Hills, is a regular newspaper reviewer on BBC News 24 TV, BBC Radio 4 and 5Live, delivers motivational speeches across the globe and runs comedy workshops for mixed ability performers and writers in the UK and overseas.
Not one to shy away from the important issues, in 2008 Francesca made global headlines when she became the first Olympic Torch-Bearer to pull out of the London relay in protest against China’s treatment of Tibet. This year, she took on Michael Portillo over the government’s welfare reforms live on BBC1’s This Week. Her appearance sparked huge public interest and the programme’s producers were bowled over by the amount of positive feedback – far more than any of their previous shows had ever received.
* Oh yeah, she has mild cerebral palsy but she much prefers the word ‘wobbly’.
Whelanslive proudly presents Francesca Martinez – What The Fuck Is Normal?! Whelan’s, Wexford St 8pm, Saturday 30th June
Tickets are €15 including booking fee available to buy online from http://www.wavtickets.ie or the WAV Box Office on 1890 200078. Alternatively, just send an email to email@example.com with FMWTFTICKETSPLEASE as the subject & including your name by midnight on Wednesday 27th June.