Straight talking comic Angela Barnes to appear at Ropery Hall

After a career in health and social care, Angela Barnes decided to realise a long held ambition and give comedy a go.

Since then Angela and her witty world view have been both heard and seen on numerous radio and television shows including appearances on BBC Three’s Russell Howard’s Good News, Russell Kane’s Whistle Stop Tour (BBC Radio 2), and BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show.

And now her witty observations will be shared with the audience at Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall as she brings her show Fortitude to the Maltkiln Road venue next month.

“She’s been described as gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic who after only a couple of years after launching her career in comedy had won the 2011 BBC New Comedy Award and became a finalist at the 2011 Latitude Festival New Act of the Year competition,” said Liz Bennet of The Ropewalk.

Her latest show is now on tour following another sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival as Angela looks back at 2016 as the year Donald Trump won the US Presidential election and she reached the landmark age of 40.

“Angela says she is in no rush to join the ranks of middle aged as she’s only just getting started,” Liz continued. “She didn’t become a comedian until thirty-three, learnt to swim four years later, didn’t fall in love until 38 and passed her driving test at 39.”

“She prides herself on being a  fully paid-up member of the Peter Pan generation – un-pensioned, un-married, and un-mortgaged,”  Liz continued.

Tickets to see Angela on stage on Friday, March 9, starting at 8pm cost £12 in advance or £14 on the door.  Advance tickets can be bought online at www.roperyhall.co.uk, in person at The Ropewalk’s Craft Gallery or by calling 10652 660380.

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