Edinburgh Fringe: Mistress & Misfit

Shappi’s return to the Edinburgh Fringe sees her presenting England’s unsung heroine, Emma Hamilton. 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 […]

Nina Is Not OK Out in Paperback.

Shappi’s novel, ‘Nina Is Not OK’ is now out in paperback, you can get hold of a copy here. “Shappi Khorsandi is both funny and shocking, yet above all writes with warmth, giving Nina an intelligent voice. This girl could be you, or your daughter, or your friend, and I defy anyone not to love […]

Oh My Country! (From Morris Dancing to Morrissey)

Shappi’s new show debuts at the Edinburgh Fringe in August. She is celebrating the fortieth anniversary of her arrival in Britain. She’s reclaiming patriotism, sending a love letter to her adopted land. Please don’t come if you’re a skinhead (though naturally bald folk are welcome). ‘She has plenty to say, and says it with pointedness […]