LUCY Porter will be taking to the stage at Swindon Arts Centre during her newly-announced tour Consequences.
A familiar face from TV shows such as QI, Mock The Week and Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Lucy’s tour follows a month-long run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August.
Lucy’s first show was in 2001 and she will be at the Devizes Road arts centre on Thursday, February 9.
In Consequences she shares her searing insights into life as a suburban mother of two, stalwart of the local pub quiz team, married to a giant with a passion for home-brewing.
This show was inspired by a passage in Jenny Offill’s novel Dept. of Speculation: “How has she become one of those people who wears yoga pants all day? She used to make fun of those people. With their happiness maps and their gratitude journals and their bags made out of recycled tire treads. But now it seems possible that the truth about getting older is that there are fewer and fewer things to make fun of until finally there is nothing you are sure you will never be.”
Lucy had a list of things she thought she would never be: Monogamous. A mother. A cat lover. A slow-walker. A change-counter. A miser. Someone who listens to chart music. A sentimentalist, a nail-biter, a foot-spa owner, a glasses-wearer. Someone who’s been arrested/dumped/sacke from their dream job. A meat-eater. Areal-ale enthusiast. A caravaner. A luddite. An evangelist. A teacher…
Yet, one by one, Lucy has crossed each of the imaginary lines she had drawn in the imaginary sand. In this show she works out whether there have been any real consequences.
The big issues covered in Lucy’s latest hour include: censorship, generational conflict, theological ethics, safe-spaces, transphobia, real-ale vs ginger ale, trivia quizzes (particularly Radio 2’s Pop Master), Britpop of the 1990s, falconry and Gary Wilmot.