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Shaparak Khorsandi: IT WAS THE 90s!

National tour comes to Lincoln, The New Theatre Royal on 24th February

Celebrated stand-up Shaparak Khorsandi is set to take to the stage for a brand new 27-date tour beginning this autumn and running right through to May 2022.

In her new show, entitled IT WAS THE 90S!, Shaparak tackles the equally celebrated and maligned 1990s. For Shaparak this was the decade of her twenties, and ‘ladette’ culture ruled the skool. The decade of relative peace and prosperity when there was nothing to be done but party. With a sense that anything was possible, Shaparak found herself flying about London with hope in her heart, a tenner in her pocket and spare knickers in her handbag. Regularly matching the boys pint-for-pint and frequently waking up in parts of London she’d never heard of. 

With hindsight, though, the way people behaved back then – whilst it felt like liberation – looks like the ultimate in self harm. In those days, ‘mindfulness’ was making sure you had enough money for the night bus and ‘self-care’ was putting your flat shoes in a handbag. 

This is a show about how we 90s kids are looking to young people to learn how to take care of ourselves, because if you survived the car crash of being a 90s kid, then surely Things Can Only Get Better.

Shaparak established herself as one of the country’s finest comedians in 2006 with her sell out Edinburgh show, Asylum Speaker. This led to the publication of her childhood memoirs, “A Beginner’s Guide To Acting English“, her best-selling literary debut.       

Throughout her comedy career Shaparak has notched up numerous high profile television appearances, including: Live At The Apollo (BBC ONE), Mock The Week (BBC TWO), Channel 4’s Comedy Gala At The O2 (Channel 4, 2010 – 2016), Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC ONE), The Graham Norton Show (BBC ONE), Have I Got News For You (BBC ONE) and her own Comedy Store Special for Comedy Central. She also had the honour of being nominated at the prestigious British Comedy Awards in the Best Female Comic category up against Jo Brand and Sarah Millican. Shaparak has also appeared as a panellist on ITV1’s Loose Women and BBC One’s Question Time.

Shaparak has taken part in the iconic television & live show for Amnesty International, The Secret Policeman’s Ball, as well as performed at various festivals across the UK.

A seasoned and popular author and columnist, her screenwriting debut was in the form of Sky’s Little Crackers, and most recently she has been commissioned to write a drama script for BBC television.

Tour dates:

21st Jan 2022    Otley   Otley Courthouse    01943 467216   otleycourthouse.org.uk
22nd Jan 2022    Selby   Selby Town Hall   01757 708449    selbytownhall.co.uk
23rd Jan 2022    Newcastle   The Stand   0191 232 0707   thestand.co.uk/newcastle/
28th Jan 2022    Taunton   The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre   01823 283244   thebrewhouse.net
29th Jan 2022    Leicester   The Y Theatre   0116 255 7066    leicesterymca.co.uk/theatre/
2nd Feb 2022     Milton Keynes     The Stables   01908 280800   stables.org
3rd Feb 2022      Kendal   Brewery Arts   01539 725133     breweryarts.co.uk
4th Feb 2022      Halifax   Square Chapel   01422 349422    squarechapel.co.uk/
10th Feb 2022    London   artsdepot    020 8369 5454    artsdepot.co.uk
11th Feb 2022    Crawley   The Hawth    01293 553636   parkwoodtheatres.co.uk/The-Hawth
12th Feb 2022    Southampton   The Berry Theatre    023 8065 2333   theberrytheatre.co.uk
19th Feb 2022    Maidenhead   Norden Farm Centre for the Arts    01628 788997  
20th Feb 2022    Birmingham   The Old Rep   0121 359 9444    oldreptheatre.co.uk/
24th Feb 2022    Lincoln   New Theatre Royal   01522 519999   newtheatreroyallincoln.co.uk
25th Feb 2022    Hexham   Queen’s Hall Arts Centre  01434 652477   queenshall.co.uk
26th Feb2022     Barnard Castle   The Witham   01833 631107    thewitham.org.uk/
5th March 2022   Folkestone    Quarterhouse    01303 760750               creativefolkestone.org.uk/folkestone-quarterhouse
6th March 2022   Colchester   Arts Centre   01206 500900   colchesterartscentre.com/
18th March 2022 Winchester   Theatre Royal    01962 840440 theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk
20th March 2022 Bath    Komedia   01225 489070   komedia.co.uk/bath/
16th April 2022   Norwich   Theatre Playhouse   01603 630 000   norwichtheatre.org
29th April 2022   Andover   The Lights    01264 368368    thelights.org.uk/
30th April 2022    Kettering   Kettering Arts Centre   01536 513858   ketteringartscentre.com
5th May 2022     Belfast   The Black Box (Out to Lunch Fest)  028 9024 4400       blackfoxbelfast.com                                       
1314th May 2022   Oxford   Arts at the Old Fire Station   01865 263990   oldfirestation.org.uk
20th May 2022    Barnsley   The Civic   01226 327000    barnsleycivic.co.uk
17th June   2022   Stamford   Corn Exchange   028 9024 4400   stamfordcornexchange.co.uk
18th June 2022   Diss   The Corn Hall    01379 652241   www.thecornhall.co.uk
24th June  2022    New Milton    Forest Arts Centre   01425 619983      forest-arts.co.uk
8th July  2022   Reading    South Street Arts Centre   0118 9606060       whatsonreading.com/venues/south-street/
9th July 2022    Aldershot    West End Centre   01252 408040     www.westendcentre.co.uk
15th July 2022    Fareham    Ashcroft Arts    01329 223100    www.ashcroft.org.uk

Tickets: https://www.newtheatreroyallincoln.co.uk

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