Vicky Arlidge Composer and Musical Comedian

In 2011 Vicky Arlidge uploaded her first comic song to YouTube. Thousands of hits immediately came flooding in with people sending messages from countries as far flung as Australia, Argentina and Hong Kong."LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" (Argentina) "The song is true for every Mum on the planet" (USA) "You star!!! my life encapsulated in your song!" (Jersey). Two years later she made her Edinburgh Fringe debut and came away with an award nomination for 'Best Show' from Funny Women. In 2014 she performed at the Leicester Square Theatre and Glastonbury as well as returning to the Edinburgh Fringe. She reached the semi-finals for both the Funny Women and Golden Jester Awards and was short listed for the BBC New Comedy Award in 2014 and 2015. She also returned to Glastonbury for the second year running. Having taught herself to animate she now creates animated films to accompany her songs, two of which made the 'official selection' of the St Albans Film Festival (2014 and 2015) and the London Short Film Festival (2015).
My French isn't as good as it used to be.....
The joys of being a music teacher.....
I'm getting a bit old and tired for hanky panky...
Because women are from Venus and men are from outer space.
Edfringe Audience Reviews:

A pitch-perfect performance by a fresh, new comedic talent. Think Victoria Wood meets Mumsnet. Catch her now before the stadium tour! (Jessica Hepburn)

Loved this show. Been twice! Great observational comedy and a talented musician. Not just one for Mums......HIGHLY recommended. (Samantha MacDonald)

Hysterical! If you are a parent, have ever worked with children or simply have a sport-crazy spouse then you'll enjoy this show. All the things you've said in your head come right out for all to see in a catchy tune...FUN! (Kasey McCall-Smith)


Hilarious- I laughed until I cried. Extremely clever and even if you don't have children you will be able to relate to Vicky's highly original and self-effacing humour. She has a talent for turning the every day and mundane into a highly entertaining show. A MUST SEE! (Alasdair Mackenzie)

Brilliant show, should be prescribed as compulsory ante and post natal therapy. Laugh out loud interspersed with pathos and wisdom; I left feeling energised and uplifted. Leave your kids at home though, it is about family life, not aimed at families. P.S. You will never think of twinkle twinkle little star the same way again. (Kirsty Blackstock)

Vicky's debut in Edinburgh went brillinatly - perfect comic timing, slick material and lots of laughs at her musical genius! A sort of Victora Wood meets Sarah Millican or Bill Bailey and great on relationship issues! 'Football Widow's a favourite! Go see her! (Rebecca Rowe)

Absolutely brilliant show. Vicky is a very, very funny and talented lady. If you missed her this year - come and see her next year ! (Patricia Akhtar)

A great show by a witty, confident and self-deprecating performer. Vicky manages to turn the horrors of parenthood into an hour of great comic songs. If only my own child-rearing experiences had had such creative results... (Richard Chapman)

Hilarious! Vicky combines musical wit and observation of everyday life with dry dead-pan humour. Think Victoria Wood meets Jack Dee! She deserves a wider audience for her show. A must see gig. (Max Maxwell)

I enjoyed every second of Victoria Arlidge's hilarious performance in this musical depiction of what it's like to be a mother two young children and a frustrated piano teacher. Full of comic songs, great piano playing (with the occasional Les Dawson touch), and pristine comic timing, this show is a must see. (Max Wilson)

I saw some fantastic comics at Edinburgh and I think this one stood out for me. I felt I was watching someone who could go straight onto television and have a huge appeal - Vicky reminds me of Miranda and Victoria Wood. Such a refreshing change from all the 20 year old blokes. Very funny, contemporary, rude, cheeky, warm and my face hurt form laughing when I left. (Becky Alexander)

My wife and I loved the Vicky Arlidge experience. Great songs which are witty and brilliantly performed by Vicky on Keyboard and Soprano Ukulele (and a bit of Maraca action at one point). Her songs are brilliantly written with clever plays on musical greats in her piano lessons song being a favourite. Would definitely recommend a visit to see Vicky. (Robert Drummond)

Read more great reviews on 'The List' website here.

‘Encore! Genius as ever! I actually peed myself laughing so loud! ' @xsecretsmilesx | 'Fantastic' @stalbanspeople | ' funny yet so true.' @musicforbaby | 'Brilliant! Struck many chords!' @hlvr | ‘Comedy genius!’ @mattbigg | 'To be honest, that is brilliant. It bought a smile to my day, and I love the ukulele' @tomspalmer | 'You were quite spectacular tonight. I am your new fan!'@catmacdonald | 'This is AMAZING!!' @LoudbirdPR | 'A star is born :)' @annieqpr | 'The lady has talent doesn't she?' @HoneyTicketyBoo | 'That is brilliant!' @blossom101 | 'Ha ha, brilliant! Fab song?' @mummawoo | 'Mums/Dads you have to watch this! Dying of laughter!' @mediocremum | 'It is FAB! PMSL!' @mumonthebrink | 'Okay...I wee'd a bit! Bloody brilliant!' @mediocremum

As Vicky travelled up to Edinburgh on the train she was interviewed by Natalie B (Heart FM Breakfast presenter). Listen to the interview here.
Vicky talks to Nick Coffer on BBC 3 Counties, live at the Alban Arena on 27th Sept 2013. She discusses her Funny Women nomination, she tries hard not to swear on BBC Radio and is manhandled by the production assistant, Gareth. Listen here.
Radio Verulam talks Vicky Arlidge! Ellie Ophira features Vicky on "Out and About', Friday 6th September, Radio Verumlam 92.6FM. Listen here.
Vicky sings and plays her ukulele live on Radio Verulam with Drive Time DJ Danny Smith on Wednesday 25th September, 92.6F. Listen to the interview here.


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"The best CD ever!" Babyworld

"It works like magic" NCT Seeds and Saplings Magazine

"I'm giving it 5 out of 5"