Josie Long: Tender

2020 National Tour: 17th January – 13th June 

Following her performance at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and very-hard-to-pin-down-indie-underdog-nightmare Josie Long is back on the road with her new show, Tender.

Tender is about the mind-bending intensity of new motherhood, kindness, gentleness, and joy – all in all, the edgiest thing you will see this year. She knows it is a big ask in this current day and age, but Josie wants her audiences to feel optimistic about the future, (even if it means pulling out her repertoire of silly voices!)

Josie started performing comedy at 14 and went on to win the BBC New Comedy Award at the young age of 17 and Best Newcomer at the 2006 Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

After a brief hiatus to study for a degree, Josie returned to stand-up and has never looked back. She has sold out West End runs; performed at the most prestigious comedy festivals in the world including Melbourne, New Zealand and Montreal International Comedy Festivals; five solo tours and sold out shows in LA and New York. She also was nominated for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards in 2010/11/12.

On the screen, Josie Long has been seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2) and You Have Been Watching (Channel 4). Her second solo show Trying is Good was released on DVD in 2008 and she has also written for and appeared in Channel 4’s teen comedy-drama Skins, as well as being a guest on various radio programmes and podcasts. In 2012, Long and director Doug King also produced two short comedy films in Glasgow called Let’s Go Swimming and Romance and Adventure, which were nominated for a BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award.

What the press had to say about Josie:

“Brilliantly evocative, an original and unflagging spirit”                                                       ★★★★ The Times 

“An absolute delight”                                                                                                                ★★★★ Time Out 

“Instils her audience with a positive, feelgood feeling”                                                          ★★★★ Chortle

 Website: www.josielong.com

Facebook / Instagram / Twitter: @josielong

 

Listings Information:

 

17th January 2020                                                        Cambridge, Cambridge Junction

www.junction.co.uk / 01223 511511

 

23rd January 2020                                                         Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre

www.warwickartscentre.co.uk / 02476 524524

 

25th January 2020                                                         Folkestone, Folkestone Quarterhouse

www.creativefolkestone.org.uk / 01303 760 740

 

30th & 31st January 2020                                               Oxford, Arts at the Old Fire Station

www.oldfirestation.org.uk / 01865 263 990

 

1st February 2020                                                         Norwich, Norwich Playhouse

www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk / 01603 598598

 

2nd February 2020                                                         Nottingham, Nottingham Playhouse

www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk / 0115 941 9419

 

5th February 2020                                                         Crawley, The Hawth

www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk / 01293 553636

 

8th February 2020                                                         Manchester, Dancehouse

www.thedancehouse.co.uk / 0161 832 1111

 

9th February 2020                                                         Sheffield, The Leadmill

www.leadmill.co.uk / 0114 2727 040

 

12th February 2020                                                       Aldershot, West End Centre

www.westendcentre.co.uk / 01252 330040

 

13th February 2020                                                       Leicester, Y Theatre

www.leicesterymca.co.uk / 0116 255 7066

 

16th February 2020                                                       Glasgow, The Stand

www.thestand.co.uk / 0141 212 3389

 

17th February 2020                                                       Newcastle, The Stand

www.thestand.co.uk / 0191 300 9700

 

20th February 2020                                                       Bath, Komedia

www.komedia.co.uk / 01273 647100

 

21st February 2020                                                       Great Torrington, Plough Arts

www.theploughartscentre.org.uk / 01805 624624

 

22nd February 2020                                                       Worthing, Pavilion Theatre

www.worthingtheatres.co.uk

 

25th February 2020                                                       Birmingham, Birmingham Old Rep

www.oldreptheatre.co.uk / 0121 359 9444

 

28th February 2020                                                       Hertford, Herford Theatre

www.hertfordtheatre.com / 01992 531500

 

29th February 2020                                                       Reading, Reading Concert Hall

www.readingarts.com / 0118 960 6060

 

1st March 2020                                                              Leeds, Leeds City Varieties

www.cityvarieties.co.uk / 0113 243 0808

 

5th March 2020                                                              Liverpool, Epstein Theatre

www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk / 0844 888 4411

 

6th March 2020                                                              Kendal, Brewery Arts

www.breweryarts.co.uk / 01539 725133

 

8th March 2020                                                              Northampton, Royal Theatre

www.royalcourttheatre.com / 020 7565 5000

 

12th March 2020                                                            Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn

www.theatresevern.co.uk / 01743 281281

 

14th March 2020                                                            London, Blackheath Halls

www.blackheathhalls.com / 020 8463 0100

 

19th March 2020                                                            Lincoln, Engine Shed

www.engineshed.co.uk / 0871 220 0260

 

20th March 2020                                                            Matlock Bath, Grand Pavilion

www.thegrandpavilion.co.uk / 01629 584675

 

9th May 2020                                                                 Tiverton, Comedy Hall

www.comedyhall.co.uk / 07931 151545

 

10th May                                                                      Bristol Old Vic

www.bristololdvic.org.uk / 0117 987 7877

 

16th May                                                                      Winchester, Theatre Royal

www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk / 01962 840 440

 

17th May 2020                                                               Canterbury, Gulbenkian

www.thegulbenkian.co.uk / 01227 769075

 

12th June                                                                     Bromsgrove, Artrix

www.artrix.co.uk / 01527 577330

 

13th June                                                                     Lancaster, The Dukes

www. dukes-lancaster.org / 01524 598500 

Further dates will be added in the Autumn.

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