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    An Evening with Daisy May Cooper

    Thu 27 Jan 2022, 7.30pm
    Royal Festival Hall
    Literature & poetry
    £23 ⁠–⁠ £40
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    Daisy May Cooper, actress and writer
    tom van schelven

    Daisy May Cooper, creator and star of This Country, invites you to celebrate the launch of her hilarious memoir Don’t Laugh, It Will Only Encourage Her.

    Life hasn’t always been straightforward for Cooper. Growing up in rural poverty in Gloucestershire with her brother Chaz, she had to work myriad low-paid and unrewarding jobs just to make ends meet. But with the assurance from her Mum that the worst experiences make the most entertaining stories, she stashed away her most humiliating and ridiculous incidents to be revealed in her first memoir – and now, live on stage.

    In conversation with a very special guest, Cooper reveals how she came to be laughed off stage by a bunch of topless dancers, the reason she spent her student loan on a penthouse suite, and why she was nearly expelled from drama school, along with behind-the-scenes anecdotes from creating and filming her BAFTA Award-winning show.

    Presented in partnership with Fane

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    For ages 16+

    Each ticket includes a discounted copy of Don’t Laugh, It Will Only Encourage Her (RRP £20), to be collected at the event.

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    Dates & times

    Thu 27 Jan 2022, 7.30pm

    Price

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    • Concessions25%**


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