Shazia Mirza returns to the Londa

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25 JULY 2011

LIMASSOL’S UBER-COOL LONDA HOTEL IS BRACING ITSELF FOR CHAOS AND MAYHEM AS IT WELCOMES BACK FUNNY WOMAN AND SUPREME BUSYBODY SHAZIA MIRZA; HAVE A LAUGH AND HELP RAISE MUCH NEEDED FUNDS FOR THE CYPRUS ANTI-CANCER SOCIETY WHEN SHE RETURNS WITH HER HILARIOUS NEW SHOW ON SEPTEMBER 17TH FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY.

Shazia Mirza, one of the UK’s most talented and adored comediennes returns to her favourite Mediterranean destination, Limassol’s contemporary boutique hotel, the Londa, for a one night only performance on Saturday 17th September at 8.30pm.

Her new show, ‘Busybody’, looks set to astonish the unsuspecting audience yet again; Shazia delivers her acerbic and biting material with a sweet and gracious smile but don’t be fooled. Nobody and nothing will escape her no holds barred attack; sex, politics and religion, with everything in-between is a target for the Shazia treatment.

Her natural self-deprecating style is delightfully fresh; she dares to laugh at herself and her Pakistani culture and lifestyle before anyone else can, provoking shock, thought and discussion from such classic one-liners as “No Muslim man wants to marry me…I speak” or her Post 9/11 opening line that propelled her to international fame “Hi, I’m Shazia Mirza. At least that’s what it says on my pilot’s licence.”

Shazia has performed to sell out audiences in the USA, Scandinavia, Europe, and the UK, including regular stints at the top comedy clubs on the fiercely competitive prestigious London circuit. As well as her acclaimed success as a stand-up comedienne, Shazia’s directness makes her writing just as hilarious as her comedy routine. She was voted Columnist of the Year 2008 (PPA Awards) for her fortnightly column in New Statesman, and she is a featured weekend columnist for The Guardian.

As sponsors of the UK’s Funny Women competition which was originally set up to showcase female talent, the Londa Hotel is thrilled to welcome Shazir back. Jochen Niemann, General Manager explains, “Shazia has a fantastic following here; her last performance at the Londa was a total sell out, we even had to put on a second show, so we’re thrilled that Shazia wanted to return to us for her exclusive appearance in Cyprus.”

Meanwhile Shazia gives us a taste of what’s to come with hints of the new material we can expect to see in her September show. “My business is boring, I much prefer other people’s. I have poked my nose into people’s marriages, deaths, divorces, sex lives and even snooped through 10 Downing Street. I’ve been twitching at my lace curtains for years, now I’m telling all. From stalking people on holiday, to avoiding my parents”.

So for all you unsuspecting Londa Hotel guests and Limassolians in the audience, you have been warned.

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The event will be kindly supported by M.Y. Bunkers, a Limassol based marine fuel services company that provides unique fuel management services to the international shipping industry. Tickets cost €10.00 and all proceeds will be donated to the Cyprus Anticancer Society, www.anticancersociety.org.cy. To see Shazia perform, please contact Mrs Andia Zamba, tel: (+357) 25 86 55 11. The show starts at 8.30 pm on Saturday 17th September.

For more information:
www.shazia-mirza.com
www.londahotel.com
www.mybunkers.com

Notes to editors:
M.Y. Bunkers is a significant player in the supply of marine fuels in the Mediterranean offering a unique full service of unrivaled quality market information services to fuel purchasers.
*The Londa was voted Leading Mediterranean Boutique Hotel in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and Cyprus’ Leading Hotel in 2007 by the World Travel Awards www.worldtravelawards.com
The Londa is managed by Columbia Hotels & Resorts
Serendipity Ltd., owns the Londa, part of the Paraskevaides Group

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