Sunday, 4 – 5pm
A brand new show to launch multi-award winning Bridget Christie’s literary debut A Book for Her (and for him, if he can read). Come and enjoy 50 minutes of new material followed by a 10 minute book signing. Book tickets here.
In 2013, Bridget Christie won the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show with her show A BIC FOR HER. The show also won the 2014 South Bank Sky Arts Award for Best Comedy, the 2014 Chortle Award for Best Show and a 2014 Hospital 100 Club Award for Performance and Theatre.
A BIC FOR HER was a total sell out in Edinburgh and became the top selling comedy show at Soho Theatre ever, selling out every night of its 54 night run.
Her debut BBC Radio 4 series, BRIDGET CHRISTIE MINDS THE GAP was broadcast in April 2013. It won Best Radio at the 2014 Chortle Awards and a prestigious 2014 Rose D’Or International Broadcasting Award. It was also nominated for a Radio Academy Award 2014, but she lost out and was told by the winner on the night that she shouldn’t have won anyway, as it was only her first series. Her second series was broadcast in January 2015 and and also won a 2015 Chortle Award for Best Radio. Her 2014 tour, a double bill of A Bic for Her and An Ungrateful Woman, won the 2015 Chortle Award for Best Tour.
She was also nominated for a 2014 British Comedy Award for Best Female TV comic for her one performance on television in 2014, Have I Got News For You.
Bridget also writes for The Guardian, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent and various publications when she has time.
She has appeared in several TV and radio comedy shows, including BBC One’s The Omid Djalili Show, E4‘s Cardinal Burns, Harry Hill’s Little Cracker (Sky), Anna and Katy (Channel Four), It’s Kevin (BBC2), Have I Got News For You (BBC One), The Culture Show(BBC Two), The Alternative Comedy Experience (Comedy Central), Series 1 and 2, Mel & Sue (ITV) and Celebrity Squares (ITV). She doesn’t really like doing telly though and tries to avoid it.
BBC Radio 4 shows include The Broadcasting House Programme, Andy Zaltzman’s History of the Third Millennium, The News Quiz, Miranda Hart’s House Party, It’s Your Round, Sarah Millican’s Support Group (Series 2), Loose Ends, The Fred MacAulay Show, Dan Tetsell’s The 21st Century for Time Travellers, The Now Show, Heresy, Kerry’s List, It’s Not What You Know, The Unbelievable Truth, Dilemma and French and Saunders’ Christmas Show. She has also presented Radio 4 Extra’s Comedy Club.
She has written and performed 9 critically acclaimed consecutive solo Edinburgh Festival shows, The Cheese Roll, The Court of King Charles II, The Court of King Charles II – The Second, My Daily Mail Hell, A Ant, Housewife Surrealist, War Donkey, ABic for Her and An Ungrateful Woman.
For Clear Lines, Bridget will be performing her latest show A Book For Her, followed by a book signing session. Copies of her book will be on sale at the venue.
‘Astonishingly complex and uproariously funny’ Guardian
’Pretty much flawless ★★★★★‘ Telegraph
’Astonishing ★★★★★‘ Chortle
’A brilliantly constructed show ★★★★★‘ Arts Desk
★★★★★ Big Issue
★★★★★ Sunday Times
‘Fantastically funny ★★★★‘ Guardian
‘Laser focussed and brilliantly sustained ★★★★★‘ Independent