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Victoria Melody presents Professional Stranger

Award winning Victoria Melody, “the female theatrical Louis Theroux” (Oxford Mail), embarks on the difficult business of being funny, embedding herself into the world of British amateur stand-up comedy. Despite a surprise diagnosis and a comedy teacher telling her to give up, can she be funny enough to make it? 

Always the obsessive Victoria will be wearing technology that shows in real-time what happens to the brain when you tell jokes. It’s a genuine rip-roaring insight into the brain and the secret world of stand-up.

In the past Victoria has become a pigeon fancier, northern soul dancer, beauty queen, championship dog show handler and a funeral director all for material for her theatre shows.

The research and development for this project has been supported by the Watershed’s Winter Residency, Farnham Maltings, South Street, SARIC - University of Sussex and Arts Council England. 

Victoria returns to South Street, where she is a firm favourite, after several previous visits with shows including Northern Soul, Major Tom, Hair Peace & Ugly Chief.

Victoria is produced by Farnham Maltings.