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Rosie Wilby presents: The Breakup Monologues (live podcast)

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Award-winning comedian and author Rosie Wilby is back at Poplar Union and invites you to a live recording of her acclaimed podcast, The Breakup Monologues!

What to expect

Rosie and acclaimed performer pals look back at their best and worse romantic breakup stories and discuss ghosting, divorce parties, open relationships and more. Tragedy plus time equals comedy, right?

The Breakup Monologues was nominated for a British Podcast Award and is now available as a book, published by Bloomsbury. The show is the brain-child of award-winning comedian and author Rosie Wilby, has featured guests including Richard Herring, Katy Brand and Sofie Hagen and has been recommended by Chortle, BBC Radio 4, The Oberver, Psychologies, Metro and Time Out.

Guests

Rebecca Humphries

Rebecca Humphries is the author of bestselling memoir Why Did You Stay? and has written for Vogue, Elle, the Guardian and the Telegraph on relationships, singledom and womanhood. In 2019 she spoke at the House of Commons on behalf of the organisers of the Women’s March London about gaslighting and the media. As an actress, Rebecca has most recently appeared in Ten Percent (Amazon Prime), The Crown (Netflix) and Friday Night Dinner (Channel 4).
All of the above has happened following her public break up in 2018.

Twitter: @Beckshumps

 

Margaret Cabourn-Smith

Margaret Cabourn-Smith is an actress and podcaster best known for appearances in Motherland, Miranda and Catastrophe as well as award winning radio 4 programmes John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme, The Brig Society and Penny Dreadfuls presents… Her podcast appearances include Do The Right Thing, The Guilty Feminist, Rule of Three, Hoovering, Inside The Comedian and as host of her own acclaimed show Crushed.

Twitter: @MCabournSmith

 

Gráinne Maguire

Gráinne Maguire is an award winning stand up comedian and comedy writer. She’s written for The Last Leg, The Baftas and MTV Awards and appeared on Radio 4, Comedy Central and Dave. Her ambition in life is to break up with someone first.

Twitter: @GrainneMaguire

 

Annie Lord

Annie Lord is Vogue’s dating columnist and author of the book Notes on Heartbreak. She also writes for VICE, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, New Statesman, i-D, The Guardian and Dazed.

Twitter: @annielord8

 

 

What people are saying

informative and funny” – Psychologies
the perfect salve for those suffering from Covid-era heartbreak” – Metro
the live shows are excellent” – The Observer

About The Breakup Monologues

The Breakup Monologues podcast was devised by comedian Rosie Wilby after the success of her internationally-acclaimed trilogy of solo shows investigating the psychology of love: The Science of Sex, Is Monogamy Dead? and The Conscious Uncoupling. Is Momogamy Dead? went on to become a TEDx talk and an award-winning nonfiction book. Meanwhile, The Conscious Uncoupling was programmed by London Sounthbank Centre for their Festival of Love and was shortlisted for Funny Women Best Show. Rosie writes about love, sexuality and relationships for publications including Stylist, Cosmo, Diva, New Statesman, TheGuardian, The i, Sunday Times and more

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Thu 23 February 7.30pm-9.30pm

£10 / £8 conc.
Age range: 18+

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