SUSAN CALMAN – ‘Lady Like’ Tour Comes to Dumfries and Galloway

Her first UK tour – Autumn 2014/Spring 2015

Award-winning comedian Susan Calman is embarking on her first ever UK tour and brining it to D&G thanks to the amazing team from The Catstrand

Fri 13 Mar  |  7.30pm  |  £14/12

Ticket info on http://www.catstrand.com/#!march-events/c63m

If you’ve seen her before, ‘Lady Like’ will be a reassuring couple of hours spent with the woman her neighbours call “the mad cat lady”. If you don’t know who she is, ‘Lady Like’ will, at the very least, make you feel better about your own life. A show about being older, wiser and liking yourself whatever anyone might say.

“Feisty Scot Calman is one of the best female comics to ever come out of the land of bagpipes and haggis. She’ll make you chuckle your pants off” – TIME OUT

“Susan Calman exudes a cheery joie de vivre, but behind it is a steely Glaswegian defiance” – CHORTLE

“Confident, compact and cracking” – EVENING STANDARD

She’s petite, Glaswegian, likes cats and – if she is to be believed – at one time collected thimbles. But such descriptions do little to describe the full power of Susan Calman who will be touring the UK this September fresh from her run at the Edinburgh Festival.

Lady Like is a chance to spend an hour with the woman known as “The Mad Cat Lady” to her neighbours, and Calman promises to reassure you, make you feel better about your own life and let you find out what being lady-like really means. How will she do this? With anecdotes, observations and no-holds-barred honesty of course, such is the manner of the feisty scot The Times called a “diminutive lesbian” with “chirpy, optimistic level-headedness.”

But Susan has a confession to make, and it’s a heart-warming one. Through plunging to life’s lowest depths she has, fortunately, come out the other end and wants to share her story. The show is, above all, a call to like ourselves no matter what others say; a journey of self-awareness, self-discovery and – here’s the fun bit – self-indulgence. Indeed, as the lady says: “All of us have mental health issues, it’s just that for some of us, our issues make us go more mental than others”.

Since studying law at Glasgow University and going on to work in the field (including a stint working with death row inmates in the US), Susan Calman turned to comedy and gained her first success by reaching the semi-finals of the BBC New Comedy Awards in 2005. Since then she has appeared on QI, Would I Lie To You?, Rab C. Nesbitt, BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, CBBC’s Extreme School and Channel 4’s Blowout, which won a Scottish BAFTA in 2007. She also won the Best MC Chortle Award 2012, and Best New Scottish Comedian at the Real Radio Scottish Variety Awards in 2009.

This summer not only will Susan spend the month of August performing her show at the Edinburgh Festival but she’ll also present Don’t Drop The Baton, a BBC comedy broadcast during the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in July and August, and STV quiz show The Lie, which started broadcasting on March 31. Susan Calman Is Convicted, a BBC Radio 4 series exploring issues the comic feels strongly about, started on April 2.

SUSAN’S WEBSITE: www.susancalman.com
TWITTER: @SusanCalman


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