Lucy Porter tour in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire

PUBLISHED: 11:43 16 January 2015 | UPDATED: 11:30 23 March 2015

Comedy stalwart Lucy Porter is set to tour this year after her hugely successful and critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival run in 'Me Time'. The tour will bring her to Reading, Maidenhead and Aylesbury.

Lucy wonders whether she was born in the wrong era, as well as the wrong place. Perhaps she just wasn’t made for these times. In an hour of informative and entertaining feel-good stand-up, Lucy tries to define her rightful place in history. Would she have been happier as a Victorian explorer? A 1920s Hollywood starlet? Hatshepsut the Egyptian Pharaoh? Stalin?

Lucy explains her frustrations with the modern world, from the trivial - the bewildering selection of beer glass shapes now available in pubs, to the more serious – the government’s catastrophic mishandling of the Royal Mail sell-off.

She then delves into the past, in a quest to find whether ‘simpler times’ ever really existed. Would it be worth going back to a time before electric light and penicillin to be rid of fake eyelashes and Nespresso? The audience will of course be invited to suggest their own preferred periods in history. Will we find ourselves in a roomful of Vikings, Regency fops, or Aztec human sacrificers? The show finale explores how Lucy found herself at a pivotal moment in 20th century history, and managed to singlehandedly destroy an entire political system.

The tour dates include

• Thurs 12 February: READING – South Street Arts Centre; 0118 960 6060

• Fri 13 February: AYLESBURY – Limelight Queens Park Theatre; 01296 424332

• Tues 24 March: MAIDENHEAD – Norden Farm; 01628 788997

• Fri 27 March: HEMEL HEMPSTEAD – Old Town Hall; 01442 228091

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