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Shappi Khorsandi

Mistress and Misfit

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Presented by The Comedy Box and Bristol Old Vic

Delivered with a razor sharp wit, softened only by her deliciously mischievous delivery and endless charm, Shappi Khorsandi presents England's unsung heroine, Emma Hamilton.

For too many years she has been known as just ‘Nelson's mistress' and a bit of a harlot (you get ONE job in a brothel and bang goes your reputation...). Women's lib wasn't a 'thing' in Georgian times, Emma moved mountains to haul herself from 'scullery maid' to 'Lady Hamilton'. Yes, she occasionally danced on tables naked to get ahead in life, but who hasn't?

Star of Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Have I Got News for You and Q.I., Shappi Khorsandi's whip-cracking UK tour takes to the road and pulls into Bristol this February.

She has plenty to say, and says it with pointedness and potency."


Seriously funny and suprisingly filthy"


Makes live comedy thrilling"


Shappi Khorsandi
Mistress and Misfit

11 Feb


Running Time TBC
Ages 15+

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In summer 2016 we began redevelopment works to transform our Front of House entrance on King Street into a welcoming, vibrant space that everyone will be able to enjoy. During this time, it will be business as usual in the Theatre with our brilliant programme on offer, however there are a few changes to how we'll be operating.

Theatre Entrance

You are now invited to enter the Theatre through our Stage Door, walking in the footsteps of theatre legends such as Peter O'Toole, Daniel Day-Lewis and Miranda Richardson.

Our temporary Theatre entrance can be accessed via Rackhay (BS1 4HJ) off Queen Charlotte Street, around the corner from King Street.

Click here for more information.

Ticket Collection

On performance days, tickets can be collected from Box Office situated in our Backstage Bar opening 90 mins prior to each performance.

For more information on accessibility, ticket collection, our Backstage Bar, arrival and drop-off at our Theatre plus updates on our redevelopment, click here.

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