Smack The Pony’s Fiona Allen is On The Run up north

Fiona Allen

Fiona Allen, the star and co-writer of Emmy and Bafta award winning TV series ‘Smack The Pony’, has announced her first stand-up tour starting this Autumn.

‘On The Run’ follows Fiona’s warm, engaging and very funny and recent journey to the stand-up stage, her thoughts on family, marriage, sex robots, passive aggressive school Mum’s and supermarket dress codes.

Fiona is a woman born with itchy feet. As a teenager, she left her hometown of Bury for the bright lights of Manchester and became part of the Tony Wilson empire of the Hacienda Nightclub and Factory Records. When she decided to become an actor, she came to London and in next to no time had won 2 Emmy’s as the star and co-writer of the hugely influential all female Sketch show ‘Smack the Pony’.

She muses on being a Mum, raising her kids in a world full of parenting theories and passive aggressive school mums. She shares the stress of being a wife to a man who still can’t operate the washing machine, introduces you to her Northern Dad, her hilarious Spanish Mum, and her older sister who she really irritates just by breathing.

Why was stand up her only road to freedom? And not yoga, swimming, or the gym?! Why are nights under canvas or weekends away are not a good idea for someone whom other people are generally annoying? And why not being very good in groups tends to limit your options of finding an enjoyable hobby? ‘On the Run’ is a show for everyone and has no agenda other than to prove to Fiona that she can actually concentrate on one thing and stay in the same place for an hour.

Fiona’s many other screen credits are extensive and include Dalziel & Pascoe, Coronation Street, Poirot, Eastenders, Casualty, Shameless, In Deep, Happiness, Skins (as wife to Bill Bailey’s character), Waterloo Road, Mock The Week, Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle, Death In Paradise and 8 Out of 10 Cats

Catch Fiona at

Thurs 12th HUDDERSFIELD – Lawrence Batley Theatre
Thurs 23rd YORK – Monkgate