Touring Spring 2020

Sandi Toksvig is taking her hilarious smash-hit one-woman National Trevor show back on the road.

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.

BOOK EARLY!

‘Laden with laughs’

Guardian

JANUARY 2020

WED 8,  7.30PM, CROYDON Fairfield Halls, 020 3292 0002 BOOK NOW

THU 9, 7.30PM, CARDIFF St David’s Hall, 029 2087 8444 BOOK NOW

SAT 11, 7.30PM, BRADFORD St George’s Hall, 01274 432000 BOOK NOW

SUN 12, 7.30PM, SALFORD The Lowry, 0343 208 6011 BOOK NOW

TUE 14, 7.30PM, NORWICH Theatre Royal, 01603 630000 SOLD OUT

FRI 17, 7.30PM, POOLE Lighthouse, 01202 280000 BOOK NOW

SAT 18, 7.30PM, CANTERBURY The Marlowe Theatre, 01227 787787 SOLD OUT

SUN 19, 8PM, BEXHILL ON SEA De La Warr Pavilion, 01424 229111 BOOK NOW

MON 20, 7.30PM, OXFORD New Theatre, 0844 871 3020* BOOK NOW

THU 23, 7.30PM, LONDON Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, 020 3879 9555 BOOK NOW

FRI 24, 7.30PM, NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall, 0115 989 5555 BOOK NOW

SUN 26, 8PM, KINGSTON Rose Theatre Kingston, 020 8174 0090 BOOK NOW

MON 27, 7.30PM, WOLVERHAMPTON Grand Theatre, 01902 42 92 12 BOOK NOW

WED 29, 8PM, CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange, 01223 357851 BOOK NOW

THU 30, 7.30PM, HIGH WYCOMBE Wycombe Swan, 01494 512000 BOOK NOW

FRI 31, 7.30PM, BASINGSTOKE The Anvil, 01256 844244 BOOK NOW

FEBRUARY 2020

SAT 1, 8PM, COVENTRY Warwick Arts Centre, 024 7652 4524 BOOK NOW

MON 3, 7.30PM, MILTON KEYNES Milton Keynes Theatre, 0844 871 7652* BOOK NOW

TUE 4, 7.30PM, LEEDS Town Hall, 0113 376 0318 BOOK NOW

WED 5, 7.30PM, GATESHEAD Sage Gateshead, 0191 443 4661 BOOK NOW

BOOKING FEES MAY APPLY, *CALLS TO THE BOX OFFICE COST UP TO 7P PER MINUTE PLUS YOUR PHONE COMPANY’S ACCESS CHARGE

ABOUT SANDI TOKSVIG

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 and in 2019 she became president of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain. 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 and early in 2019 her adaptation of Mamma Mia the Party opened at London’s 02. Sandi has written the Globe Theatre’s new family show Christmas at the (Snow) Globe with Jenifer Toksvig which will open Christmas 2019. 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.

BETWEEN THE STOPS

Between the Stops is a sort of a memoir, my sort. It’s about a bus trip really, because it’s my view from the Number 12 bus (mostly top deck, the seat at the front on the right), a double-decker that plies its way from Dulwich, in South East London, where I was living, to where I sometimes work – at the BBC, in the heart of the capital. It’s not a sensible way to write a memoir at all, probably, but it’s the way things pop into your head as you travel, so it’s my way.’

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