Sofie Hagen’s Happy Fat book and Bubblewrap Tour Comes to West Midlands
Sofie Hagen is about to embark on a tour of her hit award-winning show Bubblewrap to selected venues across the UK, hot on the heels of her debut novel, Happy Fat, which was published on 2nd May.
This is the first time Bubblewrap has toured the UK, and follows her sell-out shows Dead Baby Frog and Shimmer Shatter. Bubblewrap won her the Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer Award in 2015, catapulting her onto the British comedy scene.
Bubblewrap is a show about how she learned to love her body (interspersed with erotic Westlife fanfiction and stories about one-night-stands, a psych ward and car chases).
Audiences will also have the chance to hear her read from her new book Happy Fat, a manifesto for happiness and fat liberation, followed by a Q&A with Sofie.
Unquestionably one of the most talked-about comics of the moment, Sofie just completed filming for her own Comedy Central series, Sofie’s Sex Stories, looking at the sex lives of fellow comedians. She’s also recently been seen on The Nightly Show (ITV) and Roast Battle (Comedy Central). She hosts the hugely successful Made of Human podcast, co-hosts the brand new live comedy podcast Secret Dinosaur Cult, and was one of the co-founders of The Guilty Feminist podcast.
Sofie Hagen said: “I’m very excited to take Bubblewrap and Happy Fat on tour. Bubblewrap is a stand-up show about how I first learned to love my body – Happy Fat is my first ever book and it’s about why it’s fucking okay to be fat and it’s where I’m at right now with fat positivity. The tour will be a mix of stand-up show, book reading and Q&A, a wonderfully balanced mix of funny, emotional, authentic and silly. Oh, and I’ll bring a bunch of books as well.”
Friday 10 May
Coventry Warwick Arts Centre
warwickartscentre.co.uk / 024 7652 4524
Friday 31 May
Birmingham Old Rep Theatre
oldreptheatre.co.uk | 0121 359 9444