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Jessica Fostekew: Mettle

Jessica Fostekew
  • 18th Feb 2024 - 21st Jun 2024

Mettle is a brand-new stand-up show about passion, pace and purpose from the award-winning star of BBC's QI, Live At The Apollo and C4's Travel Man.

Jess' son has joined a cult AND her cat's learnt to talk - but despite all that she's fine, actually. In fact she's hurtling faster and hustling harder than ever for the things that she wants and needs.

Jessica Fostekew commands a stage like no other, she's a fierce storyteller with incredible high energy. A vital voice, Jessica doesn't shy away from sharing her life on stage with Mettle promising to be one of her most personal shows to date.

Jessica's last show Wench played a sold-out Edinburgh Fringe run and UK tour and is available now as a special. Her previous show Hench was nominated for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards and won Best Show at the Chortle Awards where Jessica also won Best Act. It's available to stream now on Amazon Prime.

Tickets are on sale from Friday.

2024 dates

Sunday 18: LEICESTER Y Theatre
Tuesday 20: ANDOVER The Lights
Wednesday 21: BATH Rondo
Thursday 22: READING South Street
Friday 23: ALDERSHOT West End Centre
Saturday 24: WINCHESTER The Arc

Friday 1: CAMBRIDGE Junction 2
Saturday 2: NORWICH Playhouse
Monday 4: CARLISLE Old Fire Station
Tuesday 5: EDINBURGH Monkey Barrel
Wednesday 6: GLASGOW The Stand
Thursday 7: ABERDEEN Lemon Tree Studio
Saturday 9: STOCKTON The Arc
Friday 22: BRIGHTON The Old Market

Thursday 4: POCKLINGTON Arts Centre
Friday 5: HULL Truck Theatre Studio
Saturday 6: SALFORD The Lowry
Sunday 7: NEWCASTLE The Stand
Thursday 18: GUILDFORD G Live Studio
Friday 19: SOUTHEND Dixon Studio
Wednesday 24: MAIDENHEAD Norden Farm
Saturday 27: CARDIFF Chapter Arts
Sunday 28: PLYMOUTH Quad

Wednesday 8: SWINDON Arts Centre
Thursday 9: SOUTHAMPTON The Attic
Friday 10: NEW MILTON Forest Arts
Saturday 11: BRIDPORT Arts Centre
Thursday 16: WOLVERHAMPTON Newhampton Arts Centre
Friday 17: LANCASTER The Dukes
Saturday 18: CHORLEY Chorley Theatre
Thursday 23: EXETER Phoenix
Friday 24: CORSHAM Pound Arts Centre
Saturday 25: WELLS Comedy Festival

Tuesday 4: COLCHESTER Arts Centre
Friday 7: CANTERBURY Gulbenkian
Sunday 9: BRISTOL Tobacco Factory Theatres
Sunday 18: YORK The Crescent
Wednesday 19: SHEFFIELD Leadmill
Thursday 20: LEEDS City Varieties
Friday 21: LONDON Leicester Square Theatre


  1. 13th March: Jessica Fostekew review (The Skinny)
  2. 26th February: Jessica Fostekew on her new show, Mettle (The Skinny)
  3. 13th February: Jessica Fostekew review (The Arts Desk)
  4. 12th February: Jessica Fostekew review (The Guardian)
  5. 10th February: Jessica Fostekew: Mettle - review (The Reviews Hub)
  6. 31st January: Jessica Fostekew: "It's like a hundred jobs and no jobs at all" (Square Mile)
  7. 25th October: Jessica Fostekew to tour new stand-up show Mettle

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