If you haven’t heard of The Guilty Feminist Podcast you may have been living under a rock! It’s a comedy phenomenon with over 50 million downloads since its launch in 2015. The podcast is hosted by Deborah Frances-White and she is joined by guests to explore the noble aims of 21st-century feminism whilst confessing and discussing the insecurities, hypocrisies, and paradoxes that undermine these goals.
A special touring version of the hit podcast will be at Symphony Hall on Thursday 2nd May at 7.30 pm. Deborah Frances-White will be joined by comedians, guests and musicians to celebrate the achievements we have made and consider how much we have left to do. Frances-White will be joined by Jenny Éclair, Sophie Duker, and Me For Queen. The night promises laughs, stories, and fantastic music!
Deborah Frances-White is 2016 Writers’ Guild Award winner for Best Radio Comedy for hit BBC Radio 4 series ‘Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice’. In 2017 The Guilty Feminist won two awards at the Luvvies – Best Entertainment Podcast (Silver) and Best Host (Silver). In 2019 The Guilty Feminist was nominated for Best Comedy Podcast at the British Podcast Awards, showing the podcast is going from strength to strength and is still as relevant as ever.
The Guardian has praised the podcast saying, ‘Very funny … pure, guilt-free pleasure’.
Éclair is a comedian, novelist and actress. She is best known for Grumpy Old Women which she co-created and wrote, and also for her spot on Loose Women. She is a stalwart of the British comedy scene appearing on countless shows as well as being the first female solo winner of the Edinburgh Fringe Perrier Comedy Award.
Duker is a stand-up comedian and writer. She has written for Famalam, The News Quiz, The Now Show, BBC Radio 4, and The Amazing World of Gumball for Cartoon Network. She has been shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award and is a finalist of the Funny Women Awards. She founded and hosts Manic Pixie Dream Girls – an international, intersectional comedy show that she took to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016 and 2017.
Me For Queen
Me For Queen, aka Mary Erskine, is a soul-folk musician. She is inspired by growing up in rural Fife and by her eclectic mix of both classical and blues guitar training. Me For Queen’s music has been compared to Regina Spektor and Carol King, as well as having hints of Kate Bush and Laura J Martin.
There will also be a special guest that will be confirmed nearer the time!
The show is on Thursday 2nd May 2019 at 7.30 pm at Symphony Hall.