MUSIC & SKETCH
'Boasting an original comic voice, assured musicianship, and a beguiling onstage presence, she's a genuine triple threat.'
Tamar is a writer, improviser, comedian, actor, singer-songwriter and banana bread fan based in London.
She is a writer of scripts, sketches, comedy shows, musicals, songs and fiction. And blurbs. (She wrote this blurb.)
Tamar has written five solo comedy shows, of which Get Ugly was nominated for Best Comedy at Fringeworld and
Best Life transferred to the SoHo Playhouse in New York. Listen to her catchy, funny story-songs here.
Tamar has written for BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show,
Sketchtopia and Fresh From the Fringe. She wrote and starred in a web pilot based on her one-woman show Best Life with Fiction Valley (Fremantle) NL, and wrote the book for Club Mex, a coming-of-age musical comedy, co-written with John-Victor and produced by Global Musicals (Six).
Tamar has worked as a main stage cast member at American improv theatre Boom Chicago, where she performed long-form, short-form and musical improv five nights a week. She performs improv in London with the Free Association and is currently in the show Episodes.
In her free time, she enjoys singing, being horizontal and drinking as much wine as is stereotypically expected of a 31-year-old city woman.
'Brings the house down' - ★★★★ The Skinny.
'Impeccable comic timing' - ★★★★ The Stage.
'Hilarious' - ★★★★ London Theatre 1.
'Charisma to burn' - ★★★★ Chortle.
"Talented, bright and funny. I predict a great future" - Michael Palin.
Tamar Broadbent Presents... STACEY SOLO
A strong female lead (detective) faces the toughest case of her career in this comedy crime show by Tamar Broadbent (BBC Radio 4, Boom Chicago).
Inspired by all your favourite Netflix heroines, with an explosive score by John-Victor, this is an action-packed, utterly ridiculous show that asks ‘how many characters can one actor play?’ and ‘who promoted that kangaroo?'
A must-see for all crime drama fans this festival.
‘Hilarious’ ★★★★ London Theatre 1.
‘Charisma to burn’ ★★★★ Chortle.
‘Brings the house down' ★★★★ The Skinny.
'Impeccable comic timing' ★★★★ The Stage.
‘She’s a genuine triple threat.' ★★★★ Fest.
Capitol Theatre, Horsham
7-8 July, 8.00pm (1 hour)
Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh Festival
4-14 August, 12.50pm (1 hour)
Tamar Broadbent: Role Play
Tamar’s getting married. Should she change her last name?
If she does, people might stop (wrongly) assuming Jim Broadbent is her dad. But she fears it may also mean saying goodbye to her former self… that 90s baby who grew up to travel the world, see Fall Out Boy live and once get so drunk she accidentally put two tampons in.
A stand-up show about becoming a modern wife, from Tamar Broadbent (BBC Radio 4, Boom Chicago, ComedyCentral.co.uk).
★★★★ Ed Fest Mag. ★★★★ Broadway Baby. ★★★★★ West End Frame. ★★★★ Fest. ★★★★ Stage. ★★★★ Skinny.
Free Sisters, Edinburgh Festival
4-11 August, 4.00pm (45 mins)
TAMAR BROADBENT: BEST LIFE
A musical cabaret from award-winning comedy songwriter Tamar Broadbent (BBC Radio 4, Boom Chicago).
This was the plan: 1) Find dream job. 2) Change the world. 3) Go for brunch. Now she’s broke, overwhelmed by options and in a complicated relationship with Netflix.
Tamar’s Grandma always asks her when she’s going to get married and settle down in her home village, but Tamar’s far too busy trying to live her ‘best life’ – drinking wine, getting trapped in boob tubes and googling pictures of Tom Hardy with puppies.
Drawing on her Grandma’s advice, Tamar explores what it means to be a young woman today in this musical storytelling show about ambition, anxiety and avocados that will leave you wanting to seize the day and do it all for Grandma!
‘The next big thing’ ★★★★ One4Review. ‘A genuine triple threat’ ★★★★ Fest. ‘Brings the house down’ ★★★★ Skinny. ‘A fantastic hilarious gem’ ★★★★ Musical Theatre Review.
First presented by Jimmy Jewell Ltd.
Tamar works with companies to provide improv-based workshops that teach public speaking, team building, creative communication and more. These are tailored to the needs your team and range from one-off workshops to 6-week courses.
“Tamar led the workshop in such a professional and enthusiastic way. The team was super motivated as we went through dynamic exercises together! I'd highly recommend Tamar for team building, improvisation and creative communication.”
Monica Senefonte, Communications & Branding, Tricycle Europe
Tamar is a charming, funny and versatile MC. From singing improvised songs about winners of company awards to hosting talk-show style meetings that have been broadcast across the globe, Tamar can give your event the sparkle and originality it needs to take it to the next level. Whether you need a moderator to entertain the crowd between presentations or a host who can help shape your whole event, Tamar can do it all. Get in touch to see if she is what you're looking for to make your event unforgettable.
View her Presenting Showreel:
Kempinski NY19 Muscat, Oman
Nordic Business Forum, Finland
Accenture Innovation Awards, NL
ASML Supply Chain All Hands, NL
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“Five Stars! With her professionalism, quick wit and quirky style, Tamar was able to create a perfect blend of informational content and entertainment. We were extremely happy with our choice for Tamar to host the ASML SCM All Hands 2019.”
Derek van de Meerendonk, GL SCM PLM DUV Project Coordinator SCM All Hands 2019 team