Comedian bringing comic exploration of cancer to Swindon stage


AFTER two hugely successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a world tour, critically acclaimed actor and comedian Beth Vyse takes her hilarious and poignant show As Funny As Cancer on a UK tour.

This important and life-affirming show will be touring during October, which coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness month, and comes to Swindon Arts Centre on Tue 11 October.

So many of Beth’s audience members have a story to tell Beth after the show, including the woman who had come directly from her Doctor, having just been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Time again she is told how important it is for fellow sufferers and survivors as well as friends and family of those affected, to be able to laugh about what is happening to them. So, say hello to Beth’s breasts – big, bold and on the road. Beth has talked about her story and her show on ITV’s Loose Women, BBC Radio 4’s Midweek’s at the Edinburgh Fringe and BBC’s New Best Thing.

Funny As Cancer is a bodacious and ballsy look at her battle with breast cancer. We get to hear the tale of her Stoke-on-Trent family – The Waltons on Alcohol, her time with Nelson Mandela, acting and thieving at the Royal Shakespeare Company, settling down with Michael Jackson and finding cancer. Not to mention her producing two football teams from her womb. And all before the age of 30!

Beth Vyse is a critically acclaimed actor, writer, performer and also director from Stoke-On-Trent. After treading the boards across the globe for two seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company, working at numerous national theatres, on TV show such as Spooks, A Touch Of Frost, Holby City and radio, Beth’s career suddenly had to stop, aged 28, when she discovered she had breast cancer. It was then she decided to move into comedy, an area she’d always wanted to work in.

She created a surreal, sublime and completely ridiculous take on the world, underpinned with a brilliant and unique acting style.

Beth Vyse: As Funny As Cancer will be at Swindon Arts Centre on Tue 11 October, with tickets priced at £12.50.

Book your tickets now at or by calling the Wyvern Ticket Office on 01793 524481.

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