BAFTA-nominated comic heading for Swindon date

By Barrie Hudson - 7 December 2023

Arts and Culture

Comedian Rachel Parris has announced a Swindon date as part of her forthcoming biggest live tour yet.

The BAFTA-nominated performer will be at the Wyvern Theatre on 26 April next year.

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The tour, called Poise, follows sell-out shows All Change Please and It’s Fun To Pretend. 

The new offering is billed as Rachel at her best - a dazzling hour of her signature blend of stand-up and songs. 

Rachel said: “I’m very excited to bring this show to places I’ve never performed before. 

"This show is going to be a love letter to musical comedy – there’ll be standup, there’ll be satire, but I’m going back to where I started – at the piano singing funny songs - it’s what I’m best at, and I can’t wait to meet new audiences across the UK and Ireland and persuade them to sing along. "

She added, however, that singing along was not compulsory.

Rachel is best known for both her viral satirical segments on The Mash Report and Late Night Mash which have had over 100 million views, and as one of the founding cast members of the award-winning improv group Austentatious, who regularly perform to sold out crowds in London’s West End. 

Rachel is an award-winning musical comedian, actor, improviser and presenter. She was nominated for BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance and beat Tiffany Haddish, Ellen DeGeneres and Amy Schumer to become Female First’s Comedian of the Year. 

In 2022, Rachel published her first book Advice From Strangers: Everything I Know From People I Don’t Know, which was praised by Richard Osman as ‘warm, witty and wise’. 

Rachel has appeared on Live At The Apollo (BBC 2), QI (BBC 2), Would I Lie To You (BBC 1), Mock The Week (BBC 2), Hypothetical (Dave), Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), Harry Hill’s Clubnite (C4), The Big NarstieShow (C4), Comedians Giving Lectures (Dave), Richard Osman’s House of Games (BBC1) and The Graham Norton Show (BBC), as well as hosting Thronecast for Sky and A Girls Guide To TV on BBC2. 

She is also a regular on popular radio 4 show I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.

As an actor, Rachel has appeared in There She Goes (BBC 4), Trying (Apple TV) Plebs (ITV 2), Revolting (BBC 2), The IT Crowd(C4), Count Arthur Strong (BBC 1), Murder In Successville (BBC 3) and Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC 3).



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