Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Comedy / Sophie Willan [...]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Comedy / Sophie Willan [...]

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WEDNESDAY 28 Comedy / Sophie Willan If you follow Bolton's Sophie Willan on Twitter (and you really should), you may have noticed how her profile description reads: "Professional Over-sharer".

It's a fitting job title for a lady who, despite her many talents - writer, performer, comedian - is probably best defined by her striking candour.

From her 2014 show The Novice Detective through to last year's critically acclaimed On Record, Willan takes autobiographical comedy to glorious new heights. Turning tragedy into comedy is no mean feat, but with breakthrough show On Record - in which Willan tackled her troubled upbringing, from an alcoholic mother to a childhood in and out of the care system - the proud Boltonian struck the perfect balance between deep personal revelation and big belly laughs. …

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