London based comedian Rosie Wilby has appeared on Radio 4 Loose Ends, Midweek and Woman’s Hour and won a Fringe Report award for her sell-out UK tour of spoof sexual attraction lecture “The Science of Sex” in 2010.
for the station described as ‘the best in the world’ by The Village Voice.
She is currently touring two brand new solo shows around the UK. One called “Is Monogamy Dead?” investigates the thorny issue of sexual fidelity, via Rosie presenting the results to an online survey she did, and weighs up the options of polyamory and open relationships and whether they could make us happier.
It visits Hull Comedy Festival on November 9th, The Tap Room in Batley near Leeds on November 10th and The Dukebox Theatre in Hove on November 23rd. More Autumn tour dates are to be announced.
A recent performance at Camden Fringe had a great review.
Her other show, “Nineties Woman”, is a multimedia show incorporating video clips tracing a feminist collective that she produced
a lo-fi women’s newspaper in the 1990s. It visits Manchester’s Women In Comedy festival (website) on Saturday October 19th where she performs at the Lass O’Gowrie at 9pm. She also performs it on Nov 1st at Camden People’s Theatre’s “Calm Down Dear” – a festival of feminist performance where she appears alongside acts including recent Edinburgh Fringe main prize winner Bridget Christie.
Says Rosie, ‘these are two totally different shows although both are gently questioning where we’ve got to in 2013 with sexual politics. My primary objective is to have some fun and make people laugh, but if I can make them think too then that’s a bonus’.