Comedian Jordan Gray is bringing her acclaimed show ‘Is it a Bird?’ to Liverpool, Leeds, and Salford as part of her 19-date UK tour. The show, which blends superheroes, comedy, and Jordan’s experience as a transgender woman, has received rave reviews and propelled her to fame, with memorable performances and groundbreaking moments in British television and theatre.
Jordan Gray is bringing her smash hit show ‘Is it a Bird?’ up north, visiting Liverpool Playhouse on 15 September City Varieties Music Hall Leeds on 24 September, and Quays Theatre Salford on 20 October as part of her UK tour.
Is it a Bird? – which now has over 20 x 5-star reviews – brings together Jordan’s love of superheroes, her strong Essex roots, and her life as a transgender woman in an hour of raucous comedy that resonates within and far beyond the LGBTQIA+ community. The UK’s hottest comedian takes on babies, boobies, bigots and Batman; it’s big, silly, witty, sexy, and fun.
It seems strange to think it, but due to the speed of her monumental rise to fame, a year ago, not so many people had heard of Jordan Gray. In August 2022, after 10 years in the music biz (and a memorable run on The Voice), Jordan took her brand-new show “Is it a Bird” to the Edinburgh Fringe. To call her show a runaway hit does not do justice to the enormous buzz the show created. Suddenly, Jordan is one of the UK’s most exciting and celebrated comics. And for good reason.
In September of last year, she sold out her first two week run at Soho Theatre and returned in October to sell out a further two weeks.
In October, she changed the landscape of British TV, appearing on Channel 4’s Friday Night Live with a very memorable performance; a showstopping song that brought down the house when she did away with her pink power suit and stripped naked – bringing trans bodies a level of visibility hitherto never reached within the mainstream national press.
Not to lose the pace, she followed that a week later by being the first trans person to play the London Palladium – solo. Which garnered another slew of praise and five-star reviews from the press.
And since she seemingly has an aversion to free time, Jordan also launched her brand-new podcast – Transplaining with Jordan Gray, where she answers questions both big and small. Rest assured, whatever the question, Jordan has a theory – even if she knows absolutely nothing about the subject.
She smashed the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, securing a nomination for ‘Most Outstanding Show’. And now, Jordan is very excited to be taking her show on tour right across the UK.
Jordan Gray will perform IS IT A BIRD? in the following locations as part of her 19-date UK tour:
The Playhouse, Williamson Square, Liverpool, L1 1EL
Friday, 15 September 2023, 7.30PM
City Varieties Music Hall, Swan St, Leeds LS1 6LW
Sunday, 24 September 2023, 7.30PM
Quays Theatre, Pier, 8 The Quays, Salford, Manchester M50 3AZ
Friday, 20 October 2023, 8.00PM