Flo & Joan: Before the Screaming Starts - Preview

October 28, 2019 - March 29, 2020 | Various venues across UK

Musical comedy duo Nicola and Rosie Dempsey – aka Flo & Joan – are set to embark on a UK tour of their brand new show Before the Screaming Starts from 28th October.

In January, the suspiciously unsimilar sisters – whose songs have racked up over 50 million views online – watched the Bros documentary. Through the tension and arguments of estranged siblings Matt and Luke Goss, Flo & Joan glimpsed a possible future waiting for them; a lot of dog portraits, male pattern baldness and the occasional argument over the use of pyrotechnics. Despite this ominous foreshadowing, they are doing their best to ignore the warning signs with more waggish songs to parade about the place in their brand new show Before the Screaming Starts…

Having a monthly residency at London’s Brasserie Zedel, Flo & Joan have also had sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. They appeared at this year’s Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal as part of the prestigious “Brit(ish)” lineup, and performed on a series of adverts for Nationwide Building Society, including their song “Sisters”. They had an enormous viral hit online with their “2016 Song”, and recently announced their first comedy special on Amazon Prime Video.

“Their style is stiletto sharp, their diction perfect as they race through their complex rhymes”
– Evening Standard 

“Endlessly charming, catchy, and bloody brilliant”

“This is the perfect blend of caustic wit and sheer nonsense”
The List

“[they] briefly appear to be a jolly musical double act, but tear that to pieces about two bars into the first, perfectly timed song”
Sunday Times

“these intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers will have you howling with laughter one minute, wiping away a tear the next”
The Telegraph


Tour Dates

28-Oct-19                   Cardiff, Glee 


19-Nov-19                   Norwich, Playhouse 

20-Nov-19                   Norwich, Playhouse 

24-Nov-19                   Salford, Lowry 

27-Nov-19                   Milton Keynes, Stables 


02-Feb-20                   Birmingham, Glee 

05-Feb-20                   Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms 

06-Feb-20                   Leicester, The Curve 

07-Feb-20                   Leicester, The Curve 

08-Feb-20                   Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree 

09-Feb-20                   Edinburgh, The Stand 

10-Feb-20                   Glasgow, The Stand 

11-Feb-20                   Newcastle, The Stand 

14-Feb-20                   Wellinborough, Castle

15-Feb-20                   Chelmsford, Civic Theatre

17-Feb-20                   Darlington, Hulabaloo

19-Feb-20                   Northallerton, Forum

20-Feb-20                   Lancaster, Dukes

21-Feb-20                   Bradford, The Studio

22-Feb-20                   Hull, Mortimer Suite

26-Feb-20                   Corsham, Pound Art Centre

27-Feb-20                   Corsham, Pound Art Centre

29-Feb-20                   Southampton, Nuffield Theatre


01-Mar-20                  Bath, Komedia

02-Mar-20                  Swindon, Art Centre

03-Mar-20                  Exeter, Phoenix

06-Mar-20                  Maidenhead, Norden Farm

07-Mar-20                  Maidenhead, Norden Farm

08-Mar-20                  Lincoln, Engine Shed

13-Mar-20                  Jersey Art Centre

14-Mar-20                  Jersey Art Centre

20-Mar-20                  Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre

21-Mar-20                  Bristol, 1532

23-Mar-20                  Cambridge, Junction

25-Mar-20                  Brighton, Komedia

29-Mar-20                  Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms

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