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UPCOMING: Shaparak Khorsandi: IT WAS THE 90s!

Celebrated stand-up Shaparak Khorsandi continues her long running tour this new year in Shaparak Khorsandi: IT WAS THE 90s! right through to May 2022.

In her new show, entitled IT WAS THE 90S!, Shaparak tackles the equally celebrated and maligned 1990s. For Shaparak this was the decade of her twenties, and ‘ladette’ culture ruled the skool. The decade of relative peace and prosperity when there was nothing to be done but party. With a sense that anything was possible, Shaparak found herself flying about London with hope in her heart, a tenner in her pocket and spare knickers in her handbag. Regularly matching the boys pint-for-pint and frequently waking up in parts of London she’d never heard of.

With hindsight, though, the way people behaved back then – whilst it felt like liberation – looks like the ultimate in self harm. In those days, ‘mindfulness’ was making sure you had enough money for the night bus and ‘self-care’ was putting your flat shoes in a handbag.

This is a show about how we 90s kids are looking to young people to learn how to take care of ourselves, because if you survived the car crash of being a 90s kid, then surely Things Can Only Get Better.

Shaparak established herself as one of the country’s finest comedians in 2006 with her sell out Edinburgh show, Asylum Speaker. This led to the publication of her childhood memoirs, “A Beginner’s Guide To Acting English“, her best-selling literary debut.        



Throughout her comedy career Shaparak has notched up numerous high profile television appearances, including: Live At The Apollo (BBC ONE), Mock The Week (BBC TWO), Channel 4’s Comedy Gala At The O2 (Channel 4, 2010 – 2016), Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC ONE), The Graham Norton Show (BBC ONE), Have I Got News For You (BBC ONE) and her own Comedy Store Special for Comedy Central. She also had the honour of being nominated at the prestigious British Comedy Awards in the Best Female Comic category up against Jo Brand and Sarah Millican. Shaparak has also appeared as a panellist on ITV1’s Loose Women and BBC One’s Question Time.

Shaparak has taken part in the iconic television & live show for Amnesty International, The Secret Policeman’s Ball, as well as performed at various festivals across the UK.

A seasoned and popular author and columnist, her screenwriting debut was in the form of Sky’s Little Crackers, and most recently she has been commissioned to write a drama script for BBC television.

Tour dates:

21st Jan 2022         Otley                       Otley Courthouse                  01943 467216         otleycourthouse.org.uk

22nd Jan 2022        Selby                       Selby Town Hall                     01757 708449         selbytownhall.co.uk

23rd Jan 2022         Newcastle       The Stand       0191 232 0707        thestand.co.uk/newcastle/

28th Jan 2022         Taunton                  The Brewhouse Theatre  & Arts Centre       01823 283244         thebrewhouse.net

29th Jan 2022         Leicester                 The Y Theatre                         0116 255 7066        leicesterymca.co.uk/theatre/

2nd Feb 2022         Milton Keynes        The Stables                            01908 280800        stables.org

3rd Feb 2022           Kendal                    Brewery Arts                           01539 725133         breweryarts.co.uk

4th Feb 2022           Halifax                    Square Chapel                       01422 349422         squarechapel.co.uk/

10th Feb 2022         London                   artsdepot                                020 8369 5454        artsdepot.co.uk

11th Feb 2022         Crawley                  The Hawth                              01293 553636         parkwoodtheatres.co.uk/The-Hawth

12th Feb 2022         Southampton          The Berry Theatre                  023 8065 2333        theberrytheatre.co.uk

19th Feb 2022         Maidenhead           Norden Farm Centre for the Arts    01628 788997         norden.farm/

20th Feb 2022         Birmingham            The Old Rep                           0121 359 9444        oldreptheatre.co.uk/

24th Feb 2022         Lincoln                    New Theatre Royal                 01522 519999         newtheatreroyallincoln.co.uk

25th Feb 2022         Hexham                  Queen’s Hall Arts Centre        01434 652477         queenshall.co.uk

26th Feb2022          Barnard Castle       The Witham                            01833 631107         thewitham.org.uk/

5th March 2022       Folkestone              Quarterhouse                         01303 760750         creativefolkestone.org.uk/folkestone-quarterhouse

6th March 2022       Colchester              Arts Centre                             01206 500900         colchesterartscentre.com/

18th March 2022    Winchester            Theatre Royal                        01962 840440        theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk

20th March 2022     Bath                        Komedia                                 01225 489070         komedia.co.uk/bath/

16th April 2022       Norwich                  Theatre Playhouse                 01603 630 000        norwichtheatre.org

29th April 2022       Andover                  The Lights                              01264 368368         thelights.org.uk/

30th April 2022         Kettering                   Kettering Arts Centre              01536 513858          ketteringartscentre.com

5th May 2022           Belfast                      The Black Box (Out to Lunch Fest)   028 9024 4400         blackfoxbelfast.com                                       

13th– 14th May 2022 Oxford                   Arts at the Old Fire Station    01865 263990         oldfirestation.org.uk

20th May 2022           Barnsley                  The Civic                                 01226 327000          barnsleycivic.co.uk

17th June   2022        Stamford                 Corn Exchange                        028 9024 4400         stamfordcornexchange.co.uk

18th June 2022          Diss                         The Corn Hall                          01379 652241          www.thecornhall.co.uk

24th June  2022         New Milton              Forest Arts Centre                 01425 619983         forest-arts.co.uk

8th July  2022            Reading                   South Street Arts Centre         0118 9606060         whatsonreading.com/venues/south-street/

9th July 2022             Aldershot                 West End Centre                     01252 408040         www.westendcentre.co.uk

15th July 2022           Fareham                  Ashcroft Arts                           01329 223100         www.ashcroft.org.uk

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