In August 2018 Elf was planning a physical clown show with dance, tap, rock ‘n’ roll and the splits. However, a couple of months later, disaster struck: Elf was taken to the hospital and told it was best that she never performs again. After months lying on her back and in and out of MRI machines, Elf had to rethink what she was going to do and how she was going to perform again. This inspired her to create this brand new show Love Songs to Guinea Pigs as a response.
Join Elf as she embodies her inner Katherine Hepburn on an absurd narrative of heartbreak and love with live Music, terrible Mime, silly characters, enthusiastic accents and entirely true stories. This is Brief Encounter, but with rodents.
‘Lyons has genuine funnybones – a surprisingly rare commodity even in comedy.’
Love Songs to Guinea Pigs is the perfect show to take a tinder date to, a friend who is going through a difficult divorce, your step-mum as an attempt to ‘bond’ or indeed just come on your own and be a legend.
As seen and heard on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 1, Dave and BBC Three.