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Crooked Pieces release A Funny Thing

Remember that new Crooked Pieces podcast project we mentioned back in the summer? Well – fanfare please – we’re delighted to announce that Crooked Pieces have released of the pilot episode of 'And Then She said A Funny Thing…'


The show was created to showcase the work of female comedy writing talent, and features bite-sized sketches, songs, spoken word and more from some of the funniest women around.

Crooked Pieces were blown away by the response to their call for submissions for the pilot episode (you sent them a whopping 560!), they finally settled on a line up of 16 brilliant pieces and recorded them with a crack a team of performers and creatives in front of a packed house at Clapham Omnibus.

In this episode the Funny Things bring us some unusual horoscopes, take a look at some eyebrow-raising early drafts of Jane Austen's most famous works, and observe one singleton's unorthodox approach to finding love.

Download the free podcast from iTunes

The pieces featured are:

Jumping! by Stacey Williams
Bagging Area Blues by Stephanie Weston
Public Transport by Molly Parker
Dr Googlittle by Charlotte Donachie
Compensation by Lucy Holligan
Precision Dating by Taylor Glenn
Shakespeare Adverts by Stephanie Weston
Knit a Friend by Eleanor Green
A Few Tweaks by Stephanie Weston
Pebble Picture by Sarah Keenan
Shelley & Nadine by Alison Swann
Traffic Island by Ida Persson & Jen Sugden
Mills and Boon by Louise Jones
Miniature Village by Vivienne Riddoch
Horror Scopes by Philppa Fordham
Furry Tails by Rachel E. Thorn
Extreme Sports by Morenike Adebayo
Let's Be Friends by Rosalind Peters

Crooked Pieces are now making plans for their next few episodes, so watch this space for more information on submissions and how to get involved.

In the meantime, have a listen – and a giggle – on us.

@crookedpieces #funnything


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