Comedian and keynote speaker Celia Delaney makes her Camden Fringe debut with her solo show Celia Delaney is… Angelic?. The comedy runs for three performances only at the Angel Comedy Club at The Bill Murray pub from 15 to 19 August 2019. Time to get booking!
Celia Delaney has a secret love child…so is she really as angelic as she says she is?
A love affair in France at 19 years old left Celia with an imaginary daughter, whom she has raised as a single parent for 25 years, unbeknownst to anyone. With Brexit looming, will she have to send her back? What has happened to her daughter in all these years?
From yarns about the ‘Fighting Irish’ (not the sporting team, just Celia’s family), to a highly opinionated grandmother she never met, Celia counts the ways in which she is not angelic. Born in Devon, raised in Yorkshire and educated at Oxford, she claims to be ‘post-Northern’ while conveniently retaining her old Sheffield ways. She may be middle-class, wear a T-shirt stating, ‘Choose Love’ in support of refugees, but she can still start a punch-up in a nightclub.
A tale of lost love, told through three generations of women, with songs and stand-up from this up-and-coming comic.
Celia Delaney was nominated for Best Newcomer in the London Cabaret Awards in 2015 for her first show, Man Wanted! She went on to perform two more shows in the cabaret trilogy about her marriage: Man Found! and Man for Sale! and then wrote an original musical in 2018 called Till Death Us Do Part? as part of musical trio The Secret Divorce Society. Celia Delaney is… Angelic? is her debut solo show with all new songs and stories and has its London premiere at the Camden Fringe in 2019.
More about Celia Delaney
In addition to her comedy, Celia Delaney works as a successful emcee, award ceremony host, keynote and after-dinner speaker. In all guises, she aims to educate and entertain in equal measure. She is known as an inspiring public speaker on effective presentation skills, persuasion, and confidence and sometimes surprises audiences by singing during her speeches!
After reading Psychology at Oxford University, Celia initially worked as an HR Manager for Unilever. Then she ran off to drama school and trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London, and was an actress on stage and television for five years.
Since then she has combined all her skills – in psychology, people and performance – to develop her own training and speaking business and is now a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association, an honour given to fewer than 100 people in the UK.
— Celia Delaney (@celiadelaney) July 18, 2019
As a public speaking coach, Celia has coached and trained over 5000 people to date. She is described as “funny, sexy and extremely engaging” and often surprises even her audiences by breaking into song – she has penned corporate ditties about procurement, HR, coffee, NHS, marketing and more…
Celia’s favourite quote is from her drama school teacher at Mountview who said: “Darling, if you can’t be heard, you can’t be good.
As part of Camden Fringe 2019, Celia Delaney is… Angelic? runs on Thursday 15 August at 6.45pm, Saturday 17 August at 5pm and Monday 19 August at 9.30pm at The Bill Murray’s Angel Comedy Club, 39 Queen’s Head Street, London N1 8NQ. Tickets are priced £5-6. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
Full festival programme
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