22nd August 9pm £8/5
Sophia and Heleana Blackwell are a married stand-up comedy and poetry duo. Together, they turn the archetypal lesbian ‘urge to merge’ into an evening of rambunctious (and sometimes highly conflicting) anecdotes about their lives together.
Sophia is a performance poet with three published collections of poetry and one novel. She has been anthologised by Bloodaxe, Nine Arches and the Emma Press. For two years, she hosted the LGBT+ radio show Out in South London on Resonance FM, and she co-hosts and produces The Polari Podcast with Paul Burston. Her first non-fiction book will be published by Bloomsbury in Autumn 2022. ‘A stone genius poet,’ – Laurie Penny
Heleana performs observational LGBTQ-friendly comedy at top venues across London including 21Soho, The Seven Dials Club, Blacks Club, Battersea Arts Centre and The Apple Tree. Recent wins: Comedy Virgins, and Rising Stars, both in September 2021.‘Heleana is incredibly funny and an absolute joy to watch on stage’ – Maria Shehata