Born with cerebral palsy (although she prefers the term ‘wobbly’), Francesca Martinez faced a long struggle for acceptance – but now the world is laughing with her. Multi-talented Francesca starred in Grange Hill as a teenager and hasn’t left the spotlight since. She’s been on Extras, Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard’s Good News and recently supported Frankie Boyle on tour.
From 2003 to 2008, Francesca toured her hit Edinburgh solo shows 'I'm perfect' and 'In Deep' around the UK. From 2011 to 2013, her 50 date tour of Australia and 67 date tour of the UK and Ireland with What The *** Is Normal?! gained a nomination for Best Comedian at the Perth Fringe, won her the Edinburgh Fringe Media Network Award 2011 and a nomination for Best Show at Leicester Comedy Festival 2013. Her best-selling book, also called What The **** Is Normal?!, was published by Random House in 2014. Nominated Best Book in the Chortle Comedy Awards 2015, the book has garnered rave reviews from critics and the public alike.
A hugely fresh talent...brilliant - The Evening Standard
Francesca Martinez's Wobbly Manifesto
Francesca returns to Galway this October with her new stand up show asking : Why are we still so damn scared of difference?
Francesca proposes her own ‘Wobbly Manifesto’ which aims to show how embracing diversity as normal would revolutionise the world we live in. Her best-selling book, called What The **** Is Normal?!, was published by Random House in 2014. In 2016 she was commissioned to write and perform a new comedy show: Francesca Martinez’s Wobbly Manifesto.
Francesca will do a book signing after the performance.
Wonderfully challenging… brilliantly busts myths about normality - The Scotsman