Shelf. Image shows from L to R: Rachel Watkeys Dowie, Ruby Clyde, Shelf.


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Interview: Shelf

Shelf comprises of Rachel WD and Ruby Clyde: two lifelong friends who have been performing musical comedy together in the guise of Shelf since 2015. As well as being talented musicians and comedians, the duo are founders of The LOL Word, a monthly night "which showcases queer women and non-binary comedians from across the London comedy circuit".

Adrian Swall, Capers Magazine, 16th July 2021

Battersea Arts Centre announces comedy season

Battersea Arts Centre has announced a season of comedy this September, welcoming back audiences to the iconic London building, with every ticket offered as part of the new Pay What You Can pricing model.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 30th June 2021

Live review: Musical Comedy Awards Final 2020

As we stagger back towards post-pandemic normality it was good to see the Musical Comedy Awards Final return to the Bloomsbury Theatre.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 13th June 2021

10 hot new acts at Musical Comedy Awards

We caught up with Musical Comedy Awards producer legend Ed Chappel to talk through the acts who will be live on the biggest night of the year for tuneful comedians.

Rupert Dannreuther, To Do List, 5th June 2021

Shelf talk gender, sexuality and performing Straight

"I want people to find something they can relate to, whatever their identity is."

Blizzard Comedy, 21st January 2020

Meet the 2019 Funny Women Awards finalists: Shelf

Joining the 2019 Funny Women Awards finalists from our super strong semi-final at Komedia in Brighton are comedy double act Shelf!

Funny Women, 6th September 2019

The festival bookshelf

There was a time when it was either/or - Book Festival for the writers, Fringe or International Festival for the performers. Now it seems everyone's an author. Or a performer. Or both. Sharpies out.

Evan Beswick, Fest Mag, 21st July 2019

How mojo thinking scored Trinity Mirror a top-shelf pod

As podcast ideas go, it was a cracker. Make a six-part show about Black Mirror and release the entire series for fans to binge on as an accompaniment to the show's fourth season on Netflix. That was the genesis of Black Mirror Cracked, the brainchild of Trinity Mirror's editorial trainer Suchandrika Chakrabarti. She also championed the idea of "mojo" thinking, which leverages relatively inexpensive and accessible tools to create compelling content.

Digital Content Next, 27th April 2018