Wednesday sees the wonderful Isy Suttie join Shaun after 9am to chat about her new one-woman-musical-cyber-love-story Pearl and Dave.
Well known as Dobby in Peep Show, Isy plays all the characters in this romantic tale dripping with hopes, heartbreak and emoticons. We follow our two protagonists Pearl and Dave as they live out their dreams in the flighty grotto of cyber-space. Set to music, the show is interspersed with vignettes from Isy's own love life as she mirrors her two subjects in her quest for 'The One'.
Isy's musical comedy has been compared to Victoria Wood and John Hegley but she very much carves her own furrow of funny, leftfield, sometimes haunting and moving songs. Her characters are finely constructed - sometimes naturalistic, sometimes fantastical - as she weaves together stand up, music and characters.
Pearl and Dave is Isy's third live solo show after sell-outs Love Lost in the British Retail Industry (2007) and The Suttie Show (2008). Last year, she completed a 45-date UK tour of Love Lost in the British Retail Industry, which was one of the two solo UK comedy shows selected for Sydney Arts Festival 2010, alongside Tim Key's Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Slutcracker.
All this plus Shaun is joined live in studio by Matt Everitt for an irreverent take on the day's music news. And as for the soundtrack? We're talking...The Smiths, The Beatles, Friendly Fires, Bon Iver, Emmy The Great, A Tribe Called Quest, Bowie, Prince, MGMT... need we go on?