helen wood comedy performer

Current Shows


The National Trust Fan Club

Helen Wood The National Trust Fan Club

In this multi-media show I bring to life my daring quest to visit every National Trust property and become a certified super fan.

Using a combination of personal stories, historical anecdotes, poetry, sketches, selfies and scones I take the audience on a whirlwind tour of National Trust properties and outdoor spaces around Britain.


Fringe Guru described  The O.S. Map Fan Club as ‘a shameless miscellany’. The miscellany in this show is just as shameless.

Presented by James Seabright
Directed by Chris Head


4 star review

‘Has a lot in common with the similarly named Victoria Wood ... A comic celebration of a cosy Britishness ... Wood proves places are important through the roles they play in stories from her life and our own.’

The Scotsman


The O.S. Map Fan Club

The O.S. Map Fan Club

In this show I share 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.


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.




'A charmingly eccentric ramble ... a quintessentially English outdoor geek, with a wonderfully nerdy sense of humour that’s dry, droll and genuinely funny.'



'A cartographical extravaganza that is ingeniously clever ... it will educate, amuse and delight in equal measure and is a must see for ramblers and couch potatoes alike.'

The Wee Review


'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.’


‘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


'Helen is an engaging and charming guide into the world of OS maps, reminiscent of Victoria Wood with a backpack and good strong shoes.'
Buxton Fringe Reviews


‘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.




For more information
t: 07811 427462

e: info@helen-wood.co.uk