Sophie McCartney Announces Debut Australian & New Zealand Tour For May & June 2024

by | Apr 30, 2024

Number one bestselling author, comedian and the internet’s favourite funny mummy, SOPHIE MCCARTNEY is bringing her Tired & Tested comedy tour to Australia and New Zealand for her debut shows down under. Hailed as the “funniest mum on Instagram” by Mother & Baby UK, this is one debut tour you won’t want to miss.

Tickets are now on sale for all shows. For complete tour and ticket information, visit: and

The tour will kick off on May 30 at Auckland’s Q Theatre, followed by shows at Brisbane’s Powerhouse, Sydney’s Factory Theatre, Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre and finishing off in Perth’s Astor Theatre.

Quote from Sophie McCartney:

“I can’t wait to kick off the Aussie leg of the tour! That said, I will be carting three under-10s half way ‘round the world on a plane… so expect me to be incredibly tired and tested when I get to you. I may have to change the name of the show to ‘Sedated and Sectioned’. I’m sure it’ll be fine… 23 hours will fly by. I have been ‘down under’ once before, in my twenties, but this will be my first time performing here – which I’m ‘stoked’ about. You guys are so chilled and up for a good time – it’s going to be great! I’m also looking forward to seeing alllllll the sights – the Sydney Opera House, Great Barrier Reef, Rottnest, and of course Chris Hemsworth’s house… from behind a bush.”

Sophie McCartney is Tired and Tested

From perky tits, to killing nits, join award-winning comedian Sophie McCartney as she ventures into the perilous world of parenthood in this rollicking new stand-up show set to test pelvic floor muscles to the max(i) pad.

Best known for her wickedly accurate insights into adulting, Sophie thought by the time she became a ‘proper’ grown-up (someone who likes olives) life would all be figured out. How very wrong she was. Feeling like an out-of-depth-teen trapped in the slightly sagging skin suit of a 30-something mum-of-three, why did no one tell her what to really expect after she was expecting? Will her belly button ever go back to ‘normal’? Why do you need a degree in collapsing travel cots? And does she have what it takes to stop her current cereal eaters from becoming future serial killers?

Hold onto your ‘Apple Bottom jeans and boots with the fur’ as you follow Sophie on her evolution from non-maternal ‘noughties’ wild child to the highs and lows of being with child. Mating, birthing, body changes, overbearing nutjob love, and still not being able to handle your booze on a night out; nothing is off limits for this postpartum. 




Q THEATRE, AUCKLAND                                 THU MAY 30

POWERHOUSE, BRISBANE                             SUN JUNE 2


FACTORY THEATRE, SYDNEY                        THU JUNE 6

ASTOR THEATRE, PERTH                              FRI JUNE 7

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