LUISA OMIELAN: Ten
It’s been ten years since Luisa Omielan created her first iconic one woman show that changed how a generation of comics do Edinburgh shows.
‘So from July, just before she turns 40, Luisa Omielan will tour nine cities. Reprising highlights from her four solo shows to-date: a “greatest hits”
platter that should delight fans and brief any newcomers as to what the big fuss, including that made by critics like myself, is all about’
She was the first comedian to receive a Bafta Breakthrough for stand up. Not the first female comedian. The first.
Now, 10 years after What Would Beyonce Do?!’ propelled her into the spotlight, she brings together the best bits of every 5 star show since. Viral before there was tiktok, expect cow impressions, thigh gaps, Mary Magdalene and relationship boat analogies.
Ahead of her time, she manages to capture a moment in time and reflect it back to audiences who revel in it with sheer delight. Recently pick of the week with her Radio 4 series GAslit, Groomed and Ghosted. Luisa’s work is authentic, raw, honest and timeless, She’s the only show who can make you laugh your head off and cry your eyes out simultaneously. Come and see how it all started.
NEWCASTLE OPERA HOUSE FRI 21ST OCT