Award-winning comedian brings show to St Andrews

Susan Calman.
Susan Calman.

They say there are always tears behind the smiles of a clown – and award-winning comedian Susan Calman has turned hers into a hit show.

‘Lady Like’ is a chance to spend an hour with Calman who promises to reassure you, make you feel better about your own life and let you find out what being lady-like really means.

The anecdotes, observations and no-holds-barred honesty which have earned the feisty Scot a hoard of awards will all be part of the show at the Byre Theatre, St Andrews, on March 29.

But Susan has a confession to make, and it’s a heart-warming one.

Through plunging to life’s lowest depths, she has come out the other end and wants to share her story. The show is, above all, a call to like ourselves no matter what others say.

As Susan says: “All of us have mental health issues, it’s just that for some of us, our issues make us go more mental than others”.

Since reaching the semi-finals of the BBC New Comedy Awards in 2005, Susan has appeared on a host of TV and radio shows, including QI, Would I Lie To You?, Rab C. Nesbitt and The News Quiz.

She also won the Best MC Chortle Award 2012 and Best New Scottish Comedian at the Real Radio Scottish Variety Awards in 2009.

Susan Calman Is Convicted, her debut BBC Radio 4 series, won Best Radio Comedy at the 2013 Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards and has now been commissioned for a third series.