Vix Leyton: I Feel Petty
Discovered by Mark Watson on Twitter, Welsh comic exiled to London Vix Leyton is a natural storyteller with a keen eye for observation, combining warm, whimsical charm with biting wit. A flagrant self promoter, you’ve probably heard of her but you have no idea why.
Her panel show podcast ‘The Comedy Arcade’ is both an audio success and compelling live show, charting as high as 22 for comedy on the Apple Podcast charts, and picking up a nomination for Leicester Comedy’s best podcast last year.
In her show I Feel Petty Vix ponders the blend of factors that have turned her into the self styled ‘Princess of petty’, taking us on a tour of her family history and musing on whether pettiness as a trait is nature, nurture, trauma or a little of all three.
‘She is funny, charismatic, resourceful and likely to achieve great things’
– Mark Watson
‘Fun and irreverent’
– Jen Brister
‘Vix has an undeniable bubbly energy, a natural wit and a real gift for hilarious story telling’
– Sam Rhodes
A new stand-up show from award winning comedian Rich Wilson
Rich Wilson, full-time comedian turned painter/decorator, turned t-shirt-printer is back…being a comedian… Fresh from a sell-out show at Soho Theatre, Rich invites you to forget everything that has happened over the past two years and enjoy a whimsical hour of the sharply observed and painfully honest tales that have won him Best International Guest at the 2016 New Zealand Comedy Awards and sold out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. Rich campaigns for better understanding of mental health, particularly in men and is the host of award-winning podcast Insane in the Men Brain.
This event is part of Measured Festival. All profits made by Forward Thought Theatre will go to charities Rethink Mental Illness and Beat. The festival comprises a roster of electric late-night preview and work-in-progress shows, presented after each performance of Emma O’Brien’s witty and moving new play Measured. Award-winning comedy, improv, spoken word and performance art celebrate mental health awareness and foster a lively and enthusiastic environment in which frank discussions about the difficulties of living with a mental health illness can be had.
Rethink Mental Illness improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through their network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning. Their goal is to make sure everyone severely affected by mental illness has a good quality of life.
For advice and information: https://www.rethink.org
Beat are the UK’s eating disorder charity, their mission is to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders, for both those suffering and those living alongside them.
For advice and information: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk
Latecomers may not be admitted. Please arrive in good time for the start time of 9pm.
Under 18s are not permitted into the theatre for this performance.
No re-admittance once the performance has commenced. Refunds and exchanges are not available.