Helen Wood

Past Shows

The National Trust Fan Club
Performed from 2019 to 2021

In this multi-media show Helen brought to life her daring quest to visit every National Trust property and become a certified super fan. Using a combination of personal stories, historical anecdotes, poetry, sketches and scones she took the audience on a whirlwind tour of National Trust properties and outdoor spaces around Britain.

Produced by James Seabright
Script-edited and directed by Chris Head

 ‘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
Performed from 2017 to 2019

In this solo show Helen shared her enthusiasm for the Ordnance Survey and their much loved, fold-out, paper maps. She led the audience on a virtual ramble, during which they met colourful characters, heard amusing anecdotes and paused frequently to admire the view.

Awarded Best Original Act at Swindon Fringe Festival.

Script-edited and directed by Chris Head

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

Everything Theatre

‘A cartographical extravaganza that is ingeniously clever … it will educate, amuse and delight in equal measure.’

The Wee Review

‘Wonderful, quirky and engaging … a beautifully crafted and delightful show.’

Fringe Review

What Kind of Fool am I?
Performed from 2015 to 2016

This was Helen’s first solo show and in it I combined humour with self-analysis. She took the Enneagram system of personality, in which Helen is a type 7, the enthusiast and wove it together with biographical stories. 

‘An absorbing, charming and very funny piece.’
Funny Women

‘A wonderful and engaging hour of original entertainment.’
Stroud News and Journal



The Usherettes
Performed from 2014 to 2015

This was Helen’s first Edinburgh Fringe show as a performer. The two-hander, alternated between the tragic-comic story of two hapless cinema usherettes, Pearl and Jean, and the high drama of a selection of classic film parodies.  

‘Comic timing, physicality and facial expressions are excellent.’
Broadway Baby

‘Helen Wood displaying a real talent for comedy … leaving the whole audience in stitches.’
Stroud News and Journal