CELEBRATED stand-up Shaparak Khorsandi will be coming to the Octagon Theatre next month with a hilarious take on the 90s.

In her new show, ‘It Was The 90s!’, Shaparak tackles the equally celebrated and maligned 1990s.

For Shaparak this was the decade of her twenties, and 'ladette' culture ruled the school. Her character is full of possibilities, as she journeys through London with hope in her heart, a tenner in her pocket, and spare knickers in her handbag.

Shaparak tries to match the boy’s pint-for-pint, frequently waking up in parts of London she'd never heard of. 

Shaparak said: “It came about when I realised my son’s generation regards the 90s the way my generation regards the 60s.

“It’s a show that massively talks about the ‘ladette’ culture, which was a culture of women supposedly taking their power back by drinking the boys under the table and all that mayhem of emulating the worst of laddish behaviour.

“Back then it was about hedonism and escapism, and in the show, I talk about all the harm I need to undo.”

Shaparak established herself as one of the country’s finest comedians in 2006 with her sell out Edinburgh show, Asylum Speaker. 

This led to the publication of her childhood memoirs, ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Acting English’, which was her best-selling book debut.      

Throughout her comedy career Shaparak has had numerous high profile television appearances, including Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the O2; Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, The Graham Norton Show, Have I Got News for You, and her own Comedy Store Special for Comedy Central. 

She also had the honour of being nominated at the prestigious British Comedy Awards in the Best Female Comic category, where she was up against Jo Brand and Sarah Millican. 

Shaparak has also taken part in the iconic television and live show for Amnesty International,The Secret Policeman’s Ball, as well as performed at various festivals across the UK.

A seasoned and popular author and columnist, her screenwriting debut was in the form of Sky’s Little Crackers, and most recently she has been commissioned to write a drama script for the BBC.

It Was The 90s is expected to come to the Octagon Theatre on Saturday July 2 from 7pm.

Click here (octagonbolton.co.uk/whats-on/comedy/shaparak-khorsandi-it-was-the-90s/) for more information and to purchase tickets.