Ayesha Hazarika: State of the Nation

RBM by arrangement with Noel Gay presents

Ayesha Hazarika: State of the Nation

  • Tue 18 – Sat 22 April 9pm & Mon 8 - Tue 9 May 9.15pm
  • Soho Theatre
  • Tickets from £11


‘Never less than entertaining, Hazarika’s return to stand up is also public service.’ Guardian

Politics, power and how we lost the plot

Ayesha Hazarika, MBE, started her career as a stand-up comedian playing clubs across the country.

She then took what she thought was a natural diversion into the Labour Party as a Special Adviser working for Gordon Brown, Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband.

Since leaving front line politics she’s become a much sought after commentator writing for the FT, Guardian, Evening Standard, New Statesman and Grazia.

Ayesha has also returned to her stand-up roots. Her one-woman show Tales from the Pink Bus was a sell out hit at the 2016 Edinburgh festival and she’s been in huge demand on TV and radio recently starring as a guest on Matt Forde’s Unspun for Dave. Further credits include regular appearances on Good Morning Britain (ITV), Sky Papers (Sky News), The Andrew Marr Show (BBC1), Newsnight (BBC2), The Agenda (ITV) and The Today Programme (BBC Radio4).

Ayesha lifts the lid on what life’s really like behind the scenes at Westminster with brutal honesty and humour and asks what’s next for British politics.

State of the Nation is one of the best things to come out of British politics in a long time.

Running time: 60mins followed by a 10 min Q&A

Ayesha Hazarika: State of the Nation Performances

Mon 8 May 9:15pm
Tue 9 May 9:15pm

‘Patently super smart and extremely eloquent, she offers an intriguing insight.’

‘Insightful, humorous and at times simply ‘hide behind the sofa’ stuff.’
★★★★ Edinburgh Reporter