“It’s not you, it’s me”. With this classic line, hearts have been broken across the globe. In this riotous performance, commissioned specially for Bradford Literature Festival, a group of funny women share their experiences of breaking up and being broken up with and how we can come through to the other side with style, grace and, very occasionally, a whole lot of embarrassment.

Join Maggie Whitehouse, minister, BBC radio presenter, comedian and author – she’s been dumped by eight men including two husbands and several TV personalities; Wendy Wason, a comedian and actress who has toured her one-woman show nationwide and Allyson June Smith, whose bold comedy has conquered Canada and who regularly tours the UK with Stewart Francis and Jason Manford.

This fantastic comic insight into the truth behind the breakups has been put together by writer, comic and broadcaster, Rosie Wilby, author of Is Monogamy Dead?: Rethinking Relationships in the 21st Century. From the most devastating breakup to the conscious uncoupling, Rosie and her guests will have you laughing through the pain.

About The Speakers

Allyson June Smith

Allyson June Smith’s bold, observational style saw her quickly achieve prominence in Canada, with credits including her own TV comedy special.  In the UK she works for almost all the large comedy clubs and promoters, is a regular support for Stewart Francis on his live tour dates, and has supported Jason Manford on tour.

Wendy Wason

A comedian and actress, Wendy has had five successful Edinburgh Festival shows from her one woman show Things I Didn’t Know, I Didn’t Know in 2008 to Tiny Me in 2016. She currently has several TV projects in development, including a character-based comedy with BBC Scotland.

Maggy Whitehouse

Maggy Whitehouse is a minister, BBC radio presenter and author. She’s been dumped by eight men including two husbands and several TV personalities.  Maggy began stand-up comedy at the age of 56 and was a finalist in the 2016 Bath Comedy Awards and the 2015 Funny Women Awards.

About The Host

Rosie Wilby

Rosie has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends, Woman’s Hour and at festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party and Latitude. She was a finalist at Funny Women 2006 and has been touring award-winning solo shows and steadily building a word-of-mouth army of fans ever since. Her new book Is Monogamy Dead?: Rethinking Relationships in the 21st Century will be released July 2017.