Everything that’s Wrong with the Universe

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Face it, if this universe were a school project, it would receive a C+ at most.  Gemma Arrowsmith presents human folly at its finest in this rogues’ gallery of quacks, charlatans and con artists.

Sketches and characters exploring such depths as homeopathy, plastic surgery and even shampoo adverts.

The greatest female comedy actor of the 21st century, says Vic Reeves.
Vic Reeves

Gemma is brilliaaaaaant!
Paul Whitehouse

Impressive. ★★★★
Broadway Baby

An epically geeky journey of parodies and hilarity. ★★★★
Three Weeks

Beyond nerdy and ingeniously funny. ★★★★
The List

Exquisitely drawn characters.

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Here’s a clip from the first preview at the Proud Archivist on 10th March 2015


10th March 2015     Proud Archivist                                   7.30pm [Buy tickets]

Friday 15 May          Brighton Fringe: The Warren           7.00pm [Buy tickets]

Saturday 16 May     Brighton Fringe: The Warren           7.00pm [Buy tickets]

Sunday 17 May        Brighton Fringe: The Warren           7.00pm [Buy tickets]

…for more gigs, see gigs page.

Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Underbelly Clover 2.45pm

5-31 (not 18) August


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“Impressive” ★★★★ Broadway Baby [read full review here]

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(for previous solo show)

London is Funny- Top 20 free shows of the Edinburgh Fringe 2012

“An epically geeky journey of parodies and hilarity.  Arrowsmith astounds with an ability to capture a diverse range of characters with their mannerisms, voices and actions nailed, and if that isn’t enough, the script furnishes these many characters with sharply written and memorable one-liners.” -Three Weeks

“Featuring somewhere in the region of 50 exquisitely drawn characters, Defender of Earth is an impressive calling card for Gemma Arrowsmith’s acting prowess.” -Chortle

“Arrowsmith’s sketches were silly, snide and tender in just the right mix — she’s a consummate performer, and showcases a wide command of accents, age ranges, and indeed species.” -London is Funny

About Gemma

Gemma Arrowsmith is a comedy writer/performer and the recipient of the Fringe Report Award for Best Artist.  As half of double act Mould & Arrowsmith, she took a trilogy of shows to the Edinburgh Fringe.  Her first solo show Gemma Arrowsmith: Defender of Earth debuted at the Leicester Square Theatre before going on to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2012.

She runs the YouTube channel Sketches in My Flat and the SoundCloud channel Gemma Arrowsmith’s Small World. Her four part audio series Gemma Arrowsmith’s Divine Comedy can be found on iTunes and AudioBoo.  She is a regular contributor to Susan Harrison‘s Back Row podcast.

As an actor, Gemma has appeared in Merlin, Hustle, Charlie Brooker’s How TV Ruined Your Life, Dead Boss, Playhouse Presents…Damned, Home Time and Paul Whitehouse’s Nurse amongst others.

For Children’s BBC, she has been a regular in DNN: Definitely Not Newsround, Hacker Time, Vic Reeves’ Ministry of Curious Stuff and Relic: Guardians of the Museum.


To book Gemma for a peformance contact Sophieclaire Armitage at Noel Gay

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