This is a show about optimism and hopefulness and about looking for people and things to look up to. It’s about wanting more from life than it might be up for giving out. It’s about struggling with realising what you are, who you are and what you can’t change about yourself, and about really feeling like an outsider for the first time.

I’m 34, I wanted to have kids by now, and be in love, and have a country that didn’t vote with the far right parties to march us all off a cliff. And be able to do all the awesome stuff that activists do, that I can’t do, too. I thought we would have won by now. And I wanted to be taller and better looking.

Following a sell-out two week run at Soho Theatre, the star of BBC Radio 4’s Romance and Adventure, presenter of Shortcuts and three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee brings her eighth solo stand-up show to the Orange Tree as part of a national tour.

‘An original and unflagging spirit, oozing enthusiasm and intellect… Josie Long builds delightful comedy worlds’ The Times

‘Every bit as funny as heartfelt’ The Guardian

‘Josie Long is one of the finest stand-ups on the circuit. Razor sharp and mercilessly self-deprecating’ The Telegraph

‘Disarmingly eloquent, verbally dexterous, a gem of the British comedy scene’ New York Times, Critics’ Pick


Presented by Show And Tell / / @josielong / @show_and_tell


Running time: 75 minutes