comedian, author, speaker, podcaster
Photo: Wendy Baverstock
How (not) to make it in Britpop
How (not) to make it in Britpop (formerly Rosie's Pop Diary). Mixing stand up, storytelling and acoustic versions of her songs, Rosie delves into a personal treasure trove of old photos, fan letters, reviews and her 90s column in the now defunct music magazine, Making Music for this funny and touching show that explores the nature of nostalgia.
"Rosie Wilby is the most genuine comic I've seen this year... Rosie's Pop Diary is a delicate, endearing delight..." ****Fringe Guru
"..an altogether generally lovely experience.." ****Three Weeks
"..fabulous songs and entertaining anecdotes" *****Edinburgh 247
"Wilby is an accomplished singer, lyricist, comedian and story teller... I loved it.." ****ScotsGay
"..what a wonderful singing voice.." one4review
"A lovely show with a lot of heart.." ****Remote Goat
Read an extract from the forthcoming book based on the show here.
Photo: Miranda Parry
The Science of Sex
Photo: Mike Kear
In her 2009 Edinburgh Fringe show, Rosie investigated the science of attraction, sexual chemistry and sexual identity with spoof experiments and handmade props.
The show won a Fringe Report award 2010 and was a sellout at Camden Fringe, Liverpool Comedy Festival, Cambridge Science Festival and more. She also performed the show at Green Man Festival 2012, Larmer Tree Festival 2013 and the Fresh Fruit Festival in New York City 2013.
Her ‘'love doctor’' persona was so successful that the London South Bank asked her to facilitate their literary speed dating on World Book Day 2011. She was also asked by London Zoo to appear at the Twisted Cabaret in June / July 2011 and she performed spoof couple counselling sessions at the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2012.
"A whole host of laughs, mostly laugh out loud belly laughs. Rosie rocked it” ****one4review