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Demystifying Touring

23/06/2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm BST


Touring: When, what and how?

In this interactive session, join us as we bust the myths around getting programmed, finding your audiences, and the opportunities that come after. We’ll also be looking at what’s potentially changed, and how we can get back on track to showing our work after losing a number of tried and tested ways due to the pandemic.

Our panelists will be talking you through their experience and expert advice on what the industry are looking for and answer all your questions on getting your work out there. Guests include Producer Natalie Allison and Director & Agent Mick Perrin and international showgirl Ivy Paige!

Natalie Allison is an independent producer, Funny Women Awards regional finalist (2018), and current Stage One Bursary Recipient working across the subsidised and commercial sector. Some recent credits include producing Andrew Maxwell’s acting debut Julius ‘Call Me Caesar’ Caesar (2019) playing at Arts Theatre London and the Gilded Balloon, as well as tour booking the smash-hit Scottish Comedy Award Winning Spontaneous Potter. Natalie has worked with a range of venues across the UK, with an interest in helping companies and acts develop ideas and upscale fringe success to wider touring and transfers with commercial potential. 

Mick Perrin is the Managing Director & Agent for Mick Perrin Worldwide. Mick Perrin Worldwide promote comedy in over 50 different countries around the world, and over the last 20 years have become one of the leading promoters and producers of major UK and international tours, inclusive of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Ivy Paige is a British Born Singer, Chanteuse and Comedian.  She is acclaimed for her singing voice, lightening wit and signature flame red hair. She has performed to audiences across the globe, including the first ever Burlesque show in The Middle East, hosting the smash hit European Tour, An Evening of Burlesque. She has even been on ITV’s The Voice on Olly Murs team, and is set to release tour dates in the near future!

Tickets are PWYW with a minimum £1 donation.

Funny Women is a not for profit; Community Interest Company and provides a centre of excellence for comedy skills and training to enable a stronger representation in mainstream comedy through performance, new writing and creative development. It runs workshops, comedy courses, outreach events, and provides strong community engagement.

Please note your donation is for entry into the panel, and due to the safe space environment of our panel and for data protection purposes will be not be sharing any full recordings after the event. Small curated clips of our panel may become available to our Patreon members.