Award-winning comedian, writer, songwriter and actress Isy Suttie will make you laugh out loud with tales from her book, The Actual One (How I tried, and failed, to remain twenty-something for ever). You might know Isy as Dobby from TV’s Peep Show, but if you’ve listened to her award winning Radio 4 series Love Letters, you’ll recognise her engaging, rambling storytelling style. Daft, funny, entertaining & wise, expect a mix of songs, stories and stand-up.
The Actual One.
Isy woke up one day in her late twenties to discover that the invisible deal she’d done with her best mates - that they’d prolong growing up for as long as possible - had all been in her head. Everyone around her is suddenly into mortgages, farmers’ markets and nappies, rather than the idea of running naked into the sea or getting hammered in Plymouth with eighty year- old men. When her dearest friend advises her that the next guy Isy meets will be The Actual One, Isy decides to keep delaying the onset of adulthood - until a bet with her mother results in a mad scramble to find a boyfriend within a month. From papier-mâché penguins to being stranded on a dual carriageway in nothing but a fur coat and trainers, THE ACTUAL ONE is an ode to the confusing wilderness of your late twenties, alongside a quest for a genuinely good relationship with a man who doesn’t use moisturiser. Isy Suttie has also appeared in TV’s Shameless and Skins, regularly performs to live audiences and has been nominated for a British Comedy Award three times. She has written for Red, Glamour, the Guardian and the Observer.