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    BBC Radio 4 commissions Trodd en Bratt comedy sketch show


    Lucy Trodd and Ruth BrattBA Performing Arts alumnus Lucy Trodd and her comedy partner Ruth Bratt will have BBC Radio 4 listeners laughing out loud when their comedy sketch show 'Trodd en Bratt Say 'Well Done You'' is broadcast for the first time in June.

    The comedy double act were commissioned by the BBC to adapt their Edinburgh Fringe Festival show of the same name and the result is four 28-minute instalments of their endearingly absurd character sketch show.

    "Lots of luck combined with hard work has resulted in our show, and I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved. It's been an amazing learning curve and we're so lucky to have been able to grow into the job," said Lucy, who graduated from Middlesex in 2000.

    "Now I just need to have a chat with my ego, remind myself that while it's important to laugh and say 'well done me' and all of that, there is a real world out there with more mountains to climb."

    Each episode was recorded live in front of a packed audience at London's RADA Studios in March and April 2014, though radio listeners have to wait until the end of June before they get to hear Trodd en Bratt's lovingly maniacal characters let loose.

    Remaining wryly self-reflective throughout, Well Done You pokes fun at Lucy's background on the 'serious circuit' and Ruth's jaded 'veteran-of-the-comedy-circuit' status in equal measure, without ever forgetting to reference their mismatched height.

    The show is both written and performed by the duo. Their respective partners Oliver Senton and Adam Meggido, also successful actors, occasionally take to the stage to fill other roles (and BBC gender equality quotas, Ruth jokes) too.

    Trodd en Bratt are currently appearing in Showstopper! at the Southbank Centre's Udderbelly Festival before going to Edinburgh for seventh year.

    For more information and the latest updates follow @TroddenBratt on Twitter or visit

    Photo: Idil Sukan

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