I write and perform my own work around the UK and abroad.
My performances incorporate stories, spoken word and original songs, and my material can be poignant, surreal and funny – sometimes all at once.
My work appeals to audiences from all backgrounds, featuring surprising angles on the everyday – both personal and political.
In 2014 I completed a 3-week run of my solo show, Making Light, at the Edinburgh Fringe, with enthusiastic audiences from many nationalities.
2015 saw another successful Edinburgh run with the four-star show Price Includes Biscuits, and last year Price (still) Includes Biscuits had a great 3-week run at the Edinburgh Fringe.
For a 4 star review from 2016 see http://ow.ly/DEts303JUts
This summer I have taken Price (still) Includes Biscuits to new places, with an enjoyable short run at the Brighton Fringe and one night at the Ludlow Fringe. Great venues and audiences!
‘Naomi Paul has no need to sweeten her audience. Biscuits were indeed still included but she’d won us over even as the lid of the tin was opened. Her wide-eyed slyly-innocent delivery masks a deeper humour embedded in mistrust of jargon, right-wing politics and training initiatives. Her wry descriptions of her neighbourhood in Birmingham meeting every cliched news report of immigration ‘issues’ was skilfully skewered as she gently reminded us of her own grandparents’ immigration to South Wales. A sprinkling of nicely observed Victoria Wood-style songs add to the charm of her multi-layered subtle little show. It’s a delight and it (still) includes a biscuit.’
LUDLOW FRINGE 2017
During autumn 2017 and spring 2018, I’m looking forward to touring the double bill show Truth and Truffles, with Cat Weatherill.