Lucy Pearman: Baggage

Comedy (absurdist, clown)

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  • Monkey Barrel Comedy - Monkey Barrel 4
  • 16:30
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: United Agents
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience Participation, Strobe Lighting, Strong Language/Swearing. Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 1 year


Pearman, an Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee, Leicester Comedy Awards Best Show nominee, 'star in the making' (**** Telegraph) and co-star of BBC Two's Mister Winner and BAFTA-nominated Herbert Clunkerdunk, just needs to check if the bag is a bit heavy before we can go. 'Stunned by her inventiveness' (Harry Hill). 'Welcoming charm and infectious commitment' **** ( 'Breathtakingly inventive… Blooming marvellous' **** (Fest). 'She is everything that so many shows aspire to be' ***** ( Featured in the Guardian as 'The comedians that 2019 wants, needs and thankfully has.'

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Paul Smart 88 days ago

Having played the baggage handler in one of Lucy’s shows I can state I felt far from bullied and was enthusiastic about being included in one of her gloriously silly tales!

If you are adverse to audience participation then sit near the back but I would strongly recommend going to see her!

I have seen her in this and last years show and she has a unique comedy genius that can’t be beaten !!

Peter 89 days ago

If you enjoy being bullied on stage or watching audience members being publicly submitted to acts they clearly did not consent to, this is your show. If not, skip it.

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Chortle (3.5/5 stars) 88 days ago

A challenge you can undertake with committed, absurdist shows like Lucy Pearman’s is trying to spot the tiny seeds of genuine feeling that seem to have inspired the flamboyant, abstract clowning. ...

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Looking for a show full of prop based craziness? Come along to Lucy Pearman’s show, get your bag checked by the security guard at the door, and prepare for take-off to a journey into hilarious surrealism.

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The Skinny (4/5 stars) 94 days ago

Everyone has baggage, dragging them down as they try to move forward with their lives. For most people, that baggage is related to family history or past relationships. For Lucy Pearman, it's making a name out of increasingly elaborate homemade costumes and physical absurdity. Whereas in previous years she has...

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The List (4/5 stars) 97 days ago

Surreal escapism still manages to make a point...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 100 days ago

Lucy Pearman’s outlandish solo show wants to strip us of our burdens. Packed inside a suitcase, she needs to get through luggage allowance. Each time she tries, she’s rejected and told she’s “too much.” Over the course of the absurdist show, Pearman asks for our help, wanting to get to...

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ThreeWeeks (3/5 stars) 101 days ago

I’ll be honest; I’m not entirely sure what just happened. A woman wearing a suitcase has tried to rid herself of her excess baggage. There’s a message in there somewhere, about all of us carrying around emotional baggage that we try to shift but never quite manage to, but it...

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British Theatre Guide (4/5 stars) 101 days ago

Appearing through the audience stuffed inside a suitcase, Lucy Pearman sets the tone for a balmy hour of silliness, which belies a depth of meaning and purpose.You see, she is going away, and she needs our help because she is too heavy to get through baggage handling and, no matter...

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