UK Stand Up Tour

Fern Brady: Autistic Bikini Queen

For ages 14+
Fri 10 Mar
Doors: 7:40pmShowtime: 8pm
TBC
£17.50 (inclusive of booking fees)

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 'Quick-witted acerbic stand-up from a future household name... tough-talking and packed with don't-give-a-shit honesty''  The Skinny

One of the UK's most exciting comedians, Fern Brady is adding extra tour dates of her fifth solo show Autistic Bikini Queen. This comes hot off the heels of her previous sell out show 'Power & Chaos' which was filmed as a special and broadcast on BBC One. She also co-hosts the hit BBC Podcast 'Wheel of Misfortune' where she discovers and shares embarrassing moments from the general public and celebrity guests.
As seen ons Frankie Boyle's New World Order (BBC2), Live at the Apollo (BBC2) Don't Hate the Playaz (ITV2), Stand Up for Live Comedy (BBCThree), Live from the BBC (BBC2), Live from the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), & The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One).
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Tickets

All seats / tickets £17.50 (this includes any booking fees/charges)
Tickets are issued as e-tickets which will be sent to the email address registered when you place your order.

Seating

Reserved seating is in place
Seats B5 & B7 are wheelchair accessible, if you require these seats please add 'access member' (here) to your account and you will have access to these. Please let us know of any access requirements you may have, including whether you would like the seat removed.
Both rows A & B are level access
If you have any specific access requirements (for example wheelchair access) please leave details in the comment box when placing your order or email our team at info@barbicantheatre.co.uk and they will arrange this for you.
About Fern Brady
Fern reached the finals of "So You Think You're Funny" at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe, where she was placed joint third; the finals of the Piccadilly Comedy Club new act competition in 2012, and the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year in 2013. She has appeared on 8 Out Of 10 CatsSeann Walsh's Late Night Comedy SpectacularThe Alternative Comedy Experience, BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz, series 3 of Live from the BBC, series 14 of Live at the Apollo and on series 3 of Frankie Boyle's New World Order. She has written for The Guardian. 
In 2020, Brady and fellow comedian Alison Spittle started a podcast for the BBC called Wheel of Misfortune, which is based on the Wheel of Fortune.
In late 2021, Brady co-presented the Dave travelogue British as Folk alongside fellow comedians Ivo Graham and Darren Harriott.
Brady is bisexual. She was diagnosed with obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) at the age of 16, and revealed in 2021 that she has also been diagnosed with autism.
Venue Info 
Barbican Theatre
Castle Street
The Barbican
Plymouth
PL1 2NJ
Situated behind the Mayflower Visitor Centre just off the main Barbican road (opposite the 'Prawn' and Mayflower Steps.
info@barbicantheatre.co.uk
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Reserved seating is in place
Seats B5 & B7 are wheelchair accessible, if you require these seats please add 'access member' (here) to your account and you will have access to these. Please let us know of any access requirements you may have, including whether you would like the seat removed.
Both rows A & B are level access
If you have any specific access requirements (for example wheelchair access) please leave details in the comment box when placing your order or email our team at info@barbicantheatre.co.uk and they will arrange this for you.
Covid 19 Safety 
The health, safety and comfort of our audiences, colleagues and performers are very important to us.

Before you arrive

We have a number of measures in place to ensure your comfort and safety.
Enhanced hygiene procedures are in place which include thorough cleans between performances and our ReBels training sessions. We have increased the circulation of fresh air throughout the building so it might be cooler than you are used to. You may want to bring an extra layer, just in case. Hand sanitising stations are positioned throughout the public spaces for audience members and ReBels training members to use and we ask that you do so frequently.
We continue to monitor the latest guidance from the UK Government and the team here will continue to wear face coverings in all areas of the theatre.

When you arrive

Whilst we encourage members of the audience to continue to wear a mask we understand that more and more people are making the decision not to so we would like audiences to be aware that people sitting around them may not wear a mask throughout. If you are concerned about this please get in contact with our Audience Experience Manager Robyn who can discus options for seating that will help you feel more safe.
The Barbican team will all wear face coverings / shields (unless medically exempt) and are also regularly lateral flow tested. This includes our practitioners, core team, the team front of house and back stage.

Social Distancing

Barbican Theatre largely programmes one night performances, with a capacity of either 110 or 140. Due to this programming model at present we are unable to offer socially distanced performances. Please get in contact if you would like to discus seating options for any upcoming events and where possible we will find you an area in the auditorium with the most distance for other audience members.
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Critical acclaim for Fern Brady

★★★★★ 'An astounding hour' The List
★★★★★ 'Quick-witted acerbic stand-up from a future household name... tough-talking and packed with don't-give-a-shit honesty'' The Skinny
★★★★ 'Solid gold material on top of a beautifully brutal turn of phrase' Fest
★★★★'Bold, whip-smart and unabashedly honest' The Herald
★★★★'A thoroughly enjoyable hour'  Herald Sun
★★★★'Deadly accurate'  Daily Review
★★★★1/2 'Effortlessly and authentically hilarious'  The Music
'Appealingly acidic a great comic sensibility with moments of sparkling verve' The Guardian
'Top five young comedians to watch' The Telegraph
'Never less than compelling' Evening Standard
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Tickets

Tickets are currently only available for collection from 1 hour before performances begin. They are not currently available for collection from the Box Office at any other times and postage is no longer available. Barbican Theatre recommends e-tickets which can be presented at the theatre on the date of your performance using a smart mobile device (or if you prefer can be printed out) E-tickets are more covid safe and are also much greener due to not being needed to be printed or posted.

Friday 10th Mar 2023

8:00pm