Izzy Mant: Polite Club

Comedy (stand-up, comedy)

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Description

TV producer Izzy (The Windsors, Peep Show, Harry & Paul) has been pathologically tactful all her life. She's run away from conflict and crashed headlong into mistaken identity, public disgrace and the Zimbabwean ambassador. But that ends now! Come help Izzy conquer politeness addiction and reclaim rude. Combines stand-up, storytelling and hardly any puppetry. The first rule of Polite Club is: you do not talk about Polite Club. Unless someone asks you nicely. 'Izzy Mant is one of life's great delights' (Harry Enfield). 'Izzy is very funny' (Paul Whitehouse).

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  • Accessible entry: There are 19 steps into this venue if not taking the lift.
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  • Stairs: 11- 20
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Marc Wilson 72 days ago

Strong, intelligent, funny, truthful, and at times outrageously badass. A true gem.

Richard Collier 86 days ago

If the time and title of Izzy Mant’s show are leading you to think it’s all sweetness, light, tea and cucumber sandwiches, you’ve been misled. It’s pretty much the exact opposite. In a raucous and probably-swearier-than-you’re-expecting hour, Izzy gives the key lifeshocks which caused her to reappraise her Miss-Nice-Girl personality.

The underlying idea is that politeness, after a certain point, is the enemy of truth and that people who are too polite to ask the truth inevitably live in a world of lies. Sometimes polite, white ones, but other times destructive and nasty ones.

It’s a good show, enjoyable from start to finish. The filmed inserts of the extremes people have gone to to avoid embarrassment are well chosen and I could have done with more. I felt the finale tried too hard, but she clearly had to produce a what-would-life-be-like-without-lies ending, and boy she did that.


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Voice Magazine (3/5 stars) 84 days ago

If you want a pretty comfortable show post-lunch then it’s one worth trying - especially if you feel you might suffer from a politeness addiction.

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 90 days ago

Izzy Mant appears an unlikely stand-up. ...

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 91 days ago

They say it’s always the quiet ones, and that would certainly be true for Izzy Mant. Her show tackles her very British ‘politeness’, and she has the audience in the palm of her hands throughout – with a teapot and cup, Mant has even dressed the stage fittingly to create...

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Chortle (3.5/5 stars) 100 days ago

‘Polite’ and ‘stand-up’ are not words that naturally belong together. Comedy is usually based on sharing your honest, unadulterated feelings to reveal a truth, while good manners is about hiding those thoughts for the sake of social pleasantries. ...

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The List (3/5 stars) 100 days ago

Engaging, intelligent confessional on politeness and manners...

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