Inspired by northern humour, dark themes, feminism and interesting characters, Jane Postlethwaite creates multimedia, audience interactive, thought-provoking and comedic work to make you laugh, cry laughing and think about what you cried laughing at for days after. Her aim is to get in your head to spark conversations long after you've seen her work.
She runs a successful comedy night called the Bad Book Project based in Brighton. She is currently working on a new hilarious comedy podcast called, ‘Character Building’ and her bold new work is called, ‘Last night at the Circus’.
Touching on raw themes of mental health, suicide and self help, Last Night at the Circus is a gut wrenching yet hilarious one woman multimedia show exploring what it means to sabotage your own success set in a dystopian yet breathtaking Circus landscape. You can see this new show at Brighton Fringe 2018 in The Warren's Theatre Box.
Jane is a Funny Women Awards Finalist 2015 and a Brighton Comedy Festival Squawker Award Finalist 2015. Her first character show was 'Made in Cumbria' and had a sold out run Brighton Fringe in May 2016 with Lamb Comedy Productions. It was nominated for two Brighton Fringe awards - the Latest Comedy Award and for the Audience Choice Award.
Her multimedia character comedy show for 2017, 'The House' debuted at Brighton & was taken to Edinburgh Fringe throughout August with Sweet Venues.
She was recently heard on the Radio 4 comedy drama, 'Almost like being in love' written by Catriona Knox and produced by Caroline Raphael. The play stars Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones and Moorside) and Rosie Cavaliero (Hunderby and Midsomer Murders).
If you want to learn from Jane, she runs a handful of comedy writing, character and women's workshops across the UK. See the education and workshops page to sign up for a workshop near you.