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The O.S. Map Fan Club

The O.S. Map Fan Club

For my second solo, comedy show I’m sharing my enthusiasm for the Ordnance Survey and their much loved, fold-out, paper maps.

During the show I take the audience on a virtual ramble, along the ancient byways of the no. 168, 4cm to 1km, Explorer map. On our ‘walk’ together the audience meet colourful characters, hear amusing anecdotes and pause frequently to admire the view.

This fascinating, laughter-filled show celebrates the simple beauty of Britain’s inspiring national treasure. O.S. fanatics, the O.S. curious and O.S sceptics are all welcome at the O.S. Map Fan Club.

 

The O.S. Map Fan Club is script-edited and directed by comedy coach, Chris Head, who has over twenty-five years experience in the comedy business.
www.chrishead.com

 

The show was first performed at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and was a sell-out success.

Awarded Best Original Act at Swindon Fringe Festival.

 

'This play has everything – nostalgia, laughs, dread, and sexual politics. Endearing, sincere, wholesome and zany. Comic genius.'

Everything Theatre


‘Warm-and-fuzzy show... along the way there's plenty of good humour, and Wood quickly builds up an enviable rapport with her audience.’

Fringe Guru


‘Quirky and warm. Endearingly daffy.’
Remotegoat

 

‘Helen Wood is a warm and engaging performer who entertains the audience with her fun and touching show.’
West End Wilma

 

‘A joyful, friendly show steeped in ‘Great British Bake Off’ values.’
Three Weeks

 

‘Funny, amiable, relaxed Helen is ... in favour of a simpler celebration of spatial awareness and all of us who love it.’
The Scotsman

 

‘Highly recommend this show which was both fun and touching.’
‘Gentle, funny and I learned stuff! Really enjoyed it.’
‘If you like walking, this is a great way to spend an hour!’

Audience reviews on Edfringe.com

 

‘Even if you don’t really like maps you will love the OS Map Fan Club. Helen delivers a wonderfully scripted, beautifully researched performance. She enthrals the whole audience with her passion for maps and shared personal experiences. Her show would win over any paper map critic.’
Jim Goldsmith, Ordnance Survey Cartographer, and now fully fledged new member of the OS Map Fan Club.

 

 

The sequel show to The O.S. Map Fan Club is currently being researched. 2019 will see the first performances of The National Trust Fan Club.

 

Contact

For more information
t: 07811 427462

e: info@helen-wood.co.uk