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 ran a successful comedy night called the Bad Book Project based in Brighton for three years. Her bold recent new work for Brighton Fringe was 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. This new show took place at Brighton Fringe 2018 in The Warren's Theatre Box gaining 4 and 5 star reviews.
She is currently working on two new hilarious comedy podcasts called, ‘Character Building’ and 'Miraculous Cumbria'. The latter is co-hosted by fellow comedian and writer Steph Bradshaw. It involves the pair visiting Cumbrian Landmarks and places of interest then talking about them.
The Miraculous Cumbria pair recently co-hosted The Friday Showcase show on BBC Radio Cumbria.
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). Also, one of her comedy characters was featured on the Jo Neary Radio 4 show called ‘Inbox’.
In July she was selected for the BBC New Comedy award heats 2018.
Her new show is ‘Haunted’ and will premiere at Brighton Fringe in May 2019. The show is a mix of sketches, stand up, audience interaction and theatre. Tickets now on sale.
If you want to learn with 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. All the workshops are to inspire, encourage play and have you walking away buzzing!