I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Her star Shappi Khorsandi set for Somerset stage

PUBLISHED: 14:00 24 December 2017

Shappi Khorsandi will appear in Bath next month.

Shappi Khorsandi will appear in Bath next month.

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A contestant from the latest series of I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here will take to a Somerset stage next month with a new stand-up show.

Top-quality comedian Shappi Khorsandi will perform at Bath’s Theatre Royal, in Sawclose, on January 26 at 8pm.

Khorsandi will perform her highly-rated show Mistress And Misfit, which is based on Lord Nelson’s mistress Emma Hamilton.

The show, which debuted at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, follows Hamilton’s hilarious struggles to climb the class ladder in a rags-to-riches bid to transform her life.

Khorsandi, inspired by the tale of Hamilton, recreates her efforts to leave her life as a harlot and scullery maid behind to become Lady Hamilton, a sophisticated woman of prominence and importance.

The show promises plenty of audience interaction, as the likeable Khorsandi engages her fans with her razor sharp gags, which have been honed after spending 20 years as a touring comic.

Although Khorsandi was surprisingly the first contestant to be booted out of this year’s I’m A Celeb, she displayed her excellent wit and endearing charm to become one of the most popular people in camp – though her skills in the bush tucker trials left plenty to be desired.

Before her stint in the Australian bush, the Iranian-born stand-up was no stranger to television, having made a long list of appearances on popular satire shows like Have I Got News For You, Live At The Apollo, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Mock The Week.

Away from the stage and the small screen, Khorsandi is best known for her work with pen in hand.

Her book A Beginners Guide To Acting English becoming a best seller, while her debut novel Nina Is Not OK, which was published in 2016, was well received by critics and fans alike.

The 44-year-old is also a prominent activist, recently being named president of the British Humanist Association, which has tens of thousands of members.

Tickets for this show, priced £13-15, are available from 01225 448844 or online by logging on to www.theatreroyal.org.uk

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