Grace Campbell announces first comedy tour | Daughter of Tony Blair’s spin doctor Alastair turned feminist campaigner

Grace Campbell announces first comedy tour

Daughter of Tony Blair’s spin doctor Alastair turned feminist campaigner

Grace Campbell – the daughter of Tony Blair’s spin doctor Alastair – is going on her first stand-up tour.

The 25-year-old stand-up and activist is taking her debut show Why I’m Never Going Into Politics to 11 cities next year.

It covers her time growing up in the Westminster bubble, her fight against gender inequality, plus ‘vagina jokes, why she thinks she caused Brexit [and] anecdotes of hanging out with Putin’s kids’.

She was part of  Channel 4’s feminist prank show Riot Girls alongside Sophie Duker, Jen Wakefield and Cam Spence  and has a scripted comedy-drama in development called Promises about a family in which the mother is a prolific politician. Campell’s mother, Fiona Millar, was also a Labour high-flier until she quit over the Iraq war.

Critics were divided over Campell’s show at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, awarding everything from one to five stars.

The lowest came from Fest which said: ‘There’s something distasteful about someone demanding attention simply because they can’,  but The Edinburgh Reporter gave it the full five stars, calling Campbell ‘a breath of fresh air’. The Times called it ‘sincere but unsurprising’, and The i called it ‘glib’ – both awarding two stars.

Chortle’s two-and-a-half-star review is here.

Here are her dates:

February 17-18:  Soho Theatre 
February 23:
Leicester Firebug
February 25: Brighton Komedia 
February 26: Maidenhead Norden Farm Centre
March 1: Bristol, Tobacco Factory Theatre
March 3: Cambridge, Junction
March 8: Edinburgh, Gilded Balloon Basement at the Rose Theatre
March 21: Newcastle, The Stand
March 24: Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club
March 25: Salford, The Lowry
March 26: York, The Basement

Published: 21 Nov 2019

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