Shappi is taking her 2017 Edinburgh show on tour in the new year. Currently dates are booked between January & June, and you can see if she’s coming near you by checking the venue list on the gigs page, here.
Shappi presents England’s unsung heroine. For too many years she has been known as just Nelson’s mistress, a bit of a harlot (you get one job in a brothel and bang goes your reputation). Women’s lib wasn’t a thing in Georgian times: Emma moved mountains to haul herself from scullery maid to Lady Hamilton. Yes, she occasionally danced naked on tables to get ahead in life, but who hasn’t? As a fellow naked dancer on tables, Shappi is inspired by Emma, although she never wants hair big enough to house mice in.