Wake Up & Deirdrealize

‘An Outrageous Piece of Nonsense. Massive Fun’ ****Theatre Bath

‘Most fun I’ve had at The Fringe A Must See’ Audience Member

Bought to you by our favourite first class Gaulier trained idiot, Lucy Harrington, I Am Nincompoop’s debut show is a hilariously outlandish character romp, guaranteed to take you on the most thrilling ride of your life.

Deirdre is on a mission to make the world better, one person at a time, starting with you. A face achingly funny look at the meaning of success and what happens when one woman’s quest to achieve it spirals out of control. Everyone is about to ‘Wake Up & Deirdrealize’, not least of all Deirdre herself.

Help us to spread the word, we’re taking the show up to Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Venue 88       12.20pm       03 – 27 August (not 14)        £5 (Or Pay What You Want)




#DeirdreLovesYou #WUAD


Plymouth Fringe The Barbarian Theatre 31May&01Jun

Bath Fringe Burdalls’ Yard 05&07 Jun

The Wardrobe Theatre Bristol 29Jun-01Jul

The Boat Shed Exeter 02&03Jul

Museum of Comedy London 18Jul

Edinburgh Fringe The Caves at Just the Tonic 03-27Aug

Old Joint Stock Theatre Birmingham 17Nov

If you would like to book the show or Deirdre Me, both are available and open to interesting offers of almost any variety.


Director                                       Paschale Straiton

Work in Progress Director     Holly Stoppit

Designer                                       Nuala Honan

Theme Tune                                Simon Panrucker

Photography                               Paul Blakemore

So much help from so many people including: 71 Crowdfunder donors, Josie Harrington, my amazing mum and dad, Katie Storer, Gwen Scott, Gwen Hales, The Desperate Men, Phillip Naylor, Marky Jay, Adam Blake, Megan Vaughn-Thomas, The Wardrobe Theatre, Jack Drewry, Jason King, Sam Francis, Sam Sharland


Wake Up & Deirdrealize has been created through a 3year process of experimentation and play. The character, Deirdre was born through an invitation to host a tongue in cheek dog show at a community event in Bristol called ‘Make Sundays Special’ in 2014. This character then went on to be the first host of ‘Nincompoop’ – I Am Nincompoops monthly new material comedy showcase from 2015 – 2016.

Following a period of self-funded research and development and several exploratory performances in 2015, Arts Council England funded the creation of a work in progress version of the show in 2016. A crowdfunding campaign supported by nearly 80 ‘Nincompoops’ allowed the show to be further developed and refined in 2017. This show is the result of bold choices, glorious failure, experimentation and a heck of a lot of learning. We are proud of the results and we very much hope you enjoy the show.