Stand-up Jane thanks Cumbrian comedy fans for Fringe success
FURNESS stand-up Jane Postlethwaite has thanked Cumbrian comedy fans who flocked to see her hit Edinburgh Fringe show this summer.
The Brighton-based comic, originally from Kirkby, took her debut show Made In Cumbria to the world renowned festival throughout August, receiving four and five star reviews with some days completely sold out.
The show follows five female characters, who are inspired by her roots in the Lakes, and its success is likely to see Jane create more original and complex characters with depth, darkness and wit.
During the Edinburgh Fringe she was received with warmth and support from fellow Cumbrians coming along to watch the show.
"I would like to give a big thank you to the Cumbrian audience who came along to support the show while it was in Edinburgh," she said.
"Every day in Edinburgh I had audience ranging from 14 to 90 years old. There would be at least a handful of Cumbrians in the audience who would be very responsive and showed a lot of love for the show.
"Once I knew there were Cumbrian audience members I would know the show was going to be fun.
"There was some great audience interaction and banter. These audience members brought the show to life and made it fun as it was different every day.
"I would also like to say a big thank you to Romney’s Kendal Mint Cake for sponsoring the show with Kendal mint cake."
While a home-county date for the show has yet to happen, off the back of its success, Jane has announced a North-West outing at Gulliver's Lounge in Manchester on October 26.
The show was directed by critically-acclaimed comedy actress and writer Anna Morris, who has had three sell-out solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. Jane also performed in Anna's Got to be Perfect which returned to the Edinburgh Festival by popular demand this year.
At the Brighton Fringe, Made In Cumbria was a sell-out success, leaving audiences with standing-room only, and was nominated for two Brighton Fringe 2016 Awards for Best Comedy and Audience Choice.