Touring Spring 2019

Sandi Toksvig is touring her brand new, one-woman comedy show.

Sandi realises some people harbour an ambition to be a National Treasure but following a misunderstanding with a friend has decided instead to become a National Trevor – half misprint, half Danish comedian, novelist, actor and broadcaster. Expect tall stories, fascinatingly funny facts, really silly jokes, a quick fire Q&A and a quiz. Don’t expect tap-dancing, leotards or a forward roll.



The Times


WED 9, 7.30PM, SALFORD QUAYS The Lowry, 0843 208 6010* BOOK HERE

THU 10, 7.30PM, ILKLEY King’s Hall, 01274 432000 BOOK HERE

FRI 11, 7.30PM, DARLINGTON Darlington Hippodrome, 01325 405405 BOOK HERE

TUE 15, 7.30PM, SOUTHEND ON SEA Cliffs Pavilion, 01702 351135 BOOK HERE

WED 16 & WED 23, 7.30PM, GUILDFORD G Live, 01483 369350 BOOK HERE

THU 17, 7.30PM, READING The Hexagon, 0118 960 6060 BOOK HERE

FRI 18, 7.30PM, CHICHESTER Festival Theatre, 01243 781312 BOOK HERE

SUN 20, 7.30PM, LONDON Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, 020 3879 9555 BOOK HERE

TUE 22, 7.30PM, LEICESTER De Montfort Hall, 0116 233 3111 BOOK HERE

THU 24, 7.30PM, CARDIFF St David’s Hall, 029 2087 8444 BOOK HERE

SUN 27, 7.30PM, EDINBURGH King’s Theatre, 0131 529 6000 BOOK HERE

MON 28, 7.30PM, YORK Barbican, 0844 854 2757* BOOK HERE

TUE 29, 7.30PM, NORTHAMPTON Royal & Derngate, 01604 624811 BOOK HERE

THU 31 JAN & SUN 3 FEB, 7.30PM, BRIGHTON Brighton Dome, 01273 709709 BOOK HERE


FRI 1 & SAT 2, 7.30PM, BIRMINGHAM Hippodrome, 0844 338 5000* BOOK HERE

TUE 5, 7.30PM, SHEFFIELD City Hall, 01142 789 789 BOOK HERE

THU 7, 7.30PM, NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall, 0115 989 5555 BOOK HERE

FRI 8, 8PM, LIVERPOOL Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, 0151 709 3789 BOOK HERE



Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Sandi was brought up around the world in Europe, Africa and the United States. She began her comedy career at Girton College, Cambridge where she found time to write and perform in the first all-woman show at the Footlights as well as achieve a first-class degree. Sandi is well known to UK audiences as a broadcaster having begun her career in children’s television playing Ethel in the long-running Saturday-morning show Number 73. Since then her television career has included celebrated series such as Call My Bluff (as regular team captain) and Whose Line Is It Anyway? She was also host of Antiques Master for BBC2 and 1001 Things You Should Know for Channel 4. In 2016, Sandi took over from Stephen Fry as host of ‘QI’, BBC2’s fiendishly difficult and hugely popular quiz. She also replaced William G. Stewart as the host of the popular teatime quiz Fifteen to One which made its comeback after 11 years in April 2014. In 2017 she and Noel Fielding became the new co-hosts of ‘The Great British Bake Off’. For a decade Sandi was a familiar voice for BBC Radio 4 listeners as the chair of The News Quiz which led to her induction into the Radio Hall of Fame. Sandi is passionate about live performance. She performed at the very first night of The Comedy Store in London and for many years was a member of The Comedy Store Players, an improvisational comedy team.

Sandi conceived Playhouse Live for Sky Arts, producing specially commissioned live drama for television and for three years was both a writer for the series and the executive producer. Much of Sandi’s time is devoted to writing. She has more than 20 fiction and non-fiction books for children and adults to her credit. Her latest novel ‘The End of the Sky’ was published in 2017. For the theatre Sandi co-authored the musical Big Night Out at the Little Sands Picture Palace Theatre (with Dillie Keane), the Shakespeare deconstruction The Pocket Dream (with Elly Brewer), Charity Begins for Playhouse Live, Bully Boy and Silver Linings. Her adaptation of Treasure Island reopened the Leicester Haymarket Theatre in December 2018. In 2019 her adaptation of Mamma Mia the Party will open at London’s 02. Sandi is an activist for gender equality. In 2014 she co-founded the Women’s Equality Party. Sandi has received an OBE but is yet to be made a National Trevor.


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