Laughing it up with Lucy at the Island

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Edinburgh Fringe favourite Lucy Porter will be performing her latest comedy show, Northern Soul, at the Island Arts Centre on Friday May 16 at 8pm.

Despite now living in London, Lucy, a regular on comedy shows from Live at the Apollo, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week to the Unbelievable Truth, has drawn inspiration for her latest tour from her love of the north.

Since 2001, Lucy has been a huge hit with comedy audiences up and down the country with her distinctive, bouncy, feel-good comedy - she is currently on her third sell-out nationwide UK tour.

Lucy has also turned her hand to acting, she recently played the leading role in Guy Jenkin’s (Outnumbered and Drop the Dead Donkey) new sitcom pilot ‘Fried Brain Sandwich’.

She also stars in three 5 minute vignettes entitled Lucy Loves You, a series of mini sitcom episodes about her bizarre home life. The show features puppets, live bands, and Lucy having intimate relations with a bear and are available to watch on YouTube.

She remains amongst the most sought-after comedy writers in Britain and was one of the lead writers on ITV1’s prime-time Sunday night satirical animation series ‘Headcases’.

The pull of Morrissey, the politics of Dennis Skinner and the art of David Hockney, constantly pulled her northwards.

She tried moving to Manchester, marrying a Welshman and travelling the world, but she’s still – like the littlest hobo – seeking her spiritual home.

Lucy’s material has a lot of depth, drawing as it does on her real-life autobiography and looking at notions of belonging. Something a lot of people in Northern Ireland can relate to.

Tickets, priced £14/12, are on sale now from the Island Arts Centre Box Office on 9250 9254 or online at www.islandartscentre.com.