ROSIE WILBY: THE SCIENCE OF SEX
8th – 15th August at 17.00 at Sneaky Pete’s, Cowgate, PBH’s Free Fringe
BBC Radio 4 regular Rosie Wilby dons her lab coat and safety goggles once more to revamp her award-winning investigation into the science of attraction, which she was invited to perform in New York in 2013, incorporating some new ideas and highlights from her more recent piece Is Monogamy Dead?
Her ‘love doctor’ persona proved so popular that London Southbank Centre asked her to host their literary speed dating on World Book Day and she performed spoof couple counseling sessions at the BFI London Lesbian And Gay Film Festival.
Sell-out show: Camden Fringe, Cambridge Science Festival, Green Man, Liverpool Comedy Festival, Manchester Science Festival.
What makes us gay or straight? What are pheromones? What is the scientific origin of kissing?
‘A whole host of laughs’ **** (One4Review.co.uk)
‘Utterly charming’ **** (Buzz)
‘You will fall for Wilby’s show, no matter where you sit on the Kinsey scale’ **** (ScotsGay)
About Rosie Wilby:
Rosie has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends, Summer Nights, Four Thought, Midweek and Woman’s Hour and at festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Green Man, Larmer Tree and Latitude. She was a finalist at Funny Women 2006 and Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2007. Her writing has been published in The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Independent, New Statesman, Time Out, Diva and more and she features in 2 new anthologies published by Little Episodes and Accent Press. Her weekly Resonance FM radio slot has been described by The Guardian as ‘a bright, strong show’ and saw her nominated for Broadcaster of the Year at the 2014 Out G3 Awards alongside Clare Balding. She also presented Sunday Night Live for BBC Sussex and Surrey in 2014.