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An evening with Gill Sims to tour in 2019

Fans can see the bestselling author next year.

Bestselling author Gill Sims is bringing her Why Mummy Doesn’t Give A **** – an evening with Gill Sims tour to venues across the UK in 2019.

The newly announced tour commences on 12 June 2019 at Komedia, Brighton and comprises of a total of 30 dates including a show at London’s Leicester Square Theatre.

The tour will coincide with the release of her newly announced third book Why Mummy Doesn’t Give A ****. 

Gill Sims is the author behind Why Mummy Drinks and Why Mummy Swears, which have sold over half a million copies combined.

Gill first came to prominence with her blog Peter and Jane. Launched as a daily Facebook post, Peter and Jane is Sims’ brutally honest, somewhat sweary and hilarious take on being a fairly normal working mum. The light-hearted blog became a viral sensation, striking a chord with hundreds-of-thousands of parents and earning the author her first book deal.

In 2017 Sims released her debut book Why Mummy Drinks. The novel spent an impressive six months in the Sunday Times bestsellers top ten and was the No.1 best-selling debut hardback novel of 2017. The follow-up, Why Mummy Swears was also a huge success. Released in 2018, the book spent seven consecutive weeks atop the Sunday Times bestseller list.

The author is currently gearing up for the release of her newest novel Why Mummy Doesn’t Give A **** 

Here’s the blurb:

“Family begins with a capital eff.

I’m wondering how many more f*cking ‘phases’ I have to endure before my children become civilised and functioning members of society? It seems like people have been telling me ‘it’s just a phase!’ for the last fifteen bloody years. Not sleeping through the night is ‘just a phase.’ Potty training and the associated accidents ‘is just a phase’. The tantrums of the terrible twos are ‘just a phase’. The picky eating, the back chat, the obsessions. The toddler refusals to nap, the teenage inability to leave their beds before 1pm without a rocket being put up their arse. The endless singing of Frozen songs, the dabbing, the weeks where apparently making them wear pants was akin to child torture. All ‘just phases!’ When do the ‘phases’ end though? WHEN?

Mummy dreams of a quirky rural cottage with roses around the door and chatty chickens in the garden. Life, as ever, is not going quite as she planned. Paxo, Oxo and Bisto turn out to be highly rambunctious, rather than merely chatty, and the roses have jaggy thorns. Her precious moppets are now giant teenagers, and instead of wittering at her about who would win in a fight – a dragon badger or a ninja horse – they are Snapchatting the night away, stropping around the tiny cottage and communicating mainly in grunts – except when they are demanding Ellen provides taxi services in the small hours. And there is never, but never, any milk in the house. At least the one thing they can all agree on is that rescued Barry the Wolfdog may indeed be The Ugliest Dog in the World, but he is also the loveliest.” 

Fans can hear Gill Sims talk about the new novel, ask her questions and be able to purchase signed copies of the book when she tours in 2019.

Here are the dates:

12 June 2019 –  Komedia, Brighton
13 June 2019 –  Hertford Theatre, Hertford
14 June 2019 – Komedia, Bath
15 June 2019 – The Berry, Eastleigh
19 June 2019 – Theatre Royal, Winchester
21 June 2019 – Wyvern, Swindon
22 June 2019 – City Varieties, Leeds
24 June 2019 – Playhouse, Nottingham
27 June 2019 – Norden Farm, Maidenhead
28 June 2019 – Playhouse, Norwich
3 July 2019 – Theatre Royal, Lincoln
4 July 2019 – Memorial Hall, Sheffield
5 July 2019 – Huntingdon Hall, Worcester
6 July 2019 – Gatehouse, Stafford
10 July 2019 – Lowry, Salford
11 July 2019 – Pump Room, Cheltenham
12 July 2019 – Radlett Centre, Radlett
4 September 2019 – Corn Exchange, Exeter
5 September 2019 – Pavilion, Exmouth
6 September 2019 – Brewhouse, Taunton
7 September 2019 – Octagon, Yeovil
11 September 2019 – The Core, Solihull
13 September 2019 – Junction, Cambridge
14 September 2019 – Gala, Durham
18 September 2019 – Leicester Square Theatre, London
20 September 2019 – Haymarket, Basingstoke
21 September 2019 – Maltings, Farnham
25 September 2019 – Y Theatre, Leicester
26 September 2019 – Derby Theatre, Derby
27 September 2019 – The Castle, Wellingborough

Tickets for the newly announced tour will be available from 10:00 Friday 7 December 2018 through Ticketmaster.co.uk

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