Touring SPRING/SUMMER 2021

(further dates TBC)

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.


‘Laden with laughs’


APRIL 2021

SAT 24, 7.30PM, POOLE, Lighthouse, 01202 280000 ON SALE NOW

SUN 25, 7.30PM, SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower Theatre, 02380 711811 ON SALE NOW

TUE 27, 7.30PM, BRIGHTON, Brighton Dome, 01273 709709 ON SALE NOW

WED 28, 7.30PM, BATH, The Forum, 0844 888 9991* ON SALE NOW

THU 29, 7.30PM, NOTTINGHAM, Royal Concert Hall, 0115 989 5555 ON SALE NOW

FRI 30, 7.30PM, READING, The Hexagon, 0118 960 6060 ON SALE NOW

MAY 2021

SUN 2, 7.30PM, PLYMOUTH, Theatre Royal, 01752 267222 ON SALE NOW

SUN 9, 7.30PM, OXFORD, Playhouse, 01865 305 305 ON SALE NOW

THU 13, 7.30PM, CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange, 01223 357 851 ON SALE NOW

FRI 14, 7.30PM, BRENTWOOD, Brentwood Live, 0207 492 1540 ON SALE NOW

SUN 16, 7.30PM, GLASGOW, Theatre Royal, 0844 871 7647* ON SALE NOW

MON 17, 7.30PM, EDINBURGH, King’s Theatre, 0131 529 6000 ON SALE NOW

TUE 18, 7.30PM, YORK, Barbican, 0203 356 5441 ON SALE NOW

WED 19, 7.30PM, SHEFFIELD, City Hall, 01142 789 789 ON SALE NOW

THU 20, 8PM, BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall, 0121 780 3333 ON SALE NOW

WED 26, 7.30PM, CARDIFF, St David’s Hall, 029 2087 8444 ON SALE NOW

SAT 29, 7.30PM, DARLINGTON, Darlington Hippodrome, 01325 405 405 ON SALE NOW

SUN 30, 7.30PM, LEEDS, Town Hall, 0113 376 0318 ON SALE NOW

JUNE 2021

SUN 6, 7.30PM, LIVERPOOL, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, 0151 709 3789 ON SALE NOW

FRI 11, 7.30PM, CHESTER, Storyhouse, 01244 409 113 ON SALE SOON

SUN 13, 7.30PM, CANTERBURY, The Marlowe Theatre, 01227 787 787 ON SALE SOON

MON 14, 7.30PM, IPSWICH, Regent Theatre, 01473 433100 ON SALE NOW

TUE 15, 7.30PM, GUILDFORD, G Live, 01483 369 350 ON SALE NOW



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.

Toksvig’s Almanac 2021:
An Eclectic Meander Through the Historical Year by Sandi Toksvig

Toksvig’s Almanac is intended merely as a starting point for your own discoveries. Find a fabulous (or infamous) woman mentioned and, please, go looking for more of her story. The names mentioned are merely temptations. Amuse-bouches for the mind, if you like. How I would have loved to have written out in detail each tale there is to be told, but then this book would have been too heavy to lift.

Published by Trapeze on 12 November 2020

Designed by Astwood

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