“No, being gay was not the problem. The monster yapping at the heels of my happiness was called monogamy. Nobody warned me about monogamy. Nobody told me that by the time I was forty , I would have had four serious relationships… great. Oh, and four, gut wrenching serious breakups. Not so great. … No wonder I sought out a career where I would habitually get two rounds of applause.”
Rosie Wilby is a comedian, and her book Is Monogamy Dead? naturally includes humour, but also heartache and a bit of science as she explores that relationship thing. This event is suitable for LGBT people, straight people, and all stops in between.
Award-winning comedian Rosie Wilby has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends, Summer Nights, Four Thought, Midweek, The Human Zoo 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 and she’s been touring acclaimed solo shows internationally ever since.
Her writing has been published in The Sunday Times, The Guardian and The Independent. Her first book Is Monogamy Dead? follows her TEDx talk of the same name and Radio 4 piece A New Currency of Commitment.
Rosie co-hosts Radio Diva on Resonance FM alongside Heather Peace every Tuesday and has presented for BBC Sussex and Surrey.
Tickets: £4, including refreshments
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