A hand painted depiction of Gillian English as Helen of Troy
Gillian English snarls in a leopard print dress in front of a bright yellow background
Gillian English in a pink halter top in front of gray background

1000 Ships: A Guide to Ancient Womanhood

Comedy • Solo show
Tasmania • SA Premiere

Helen of Troy was the most beautiful woman in history. But she wasn’t even really a human woman. She was a demi-god; a daughter of Zeus, hatched from an egg. Not exactly achievable standards or relatable content. 
But no matter, she was gorgeous, so she took the world by storm! Or, did the world take her? Because what exactly is  really involved in being the most beautiful (not) woman in history? How many lotions, potions, serums and baths in virgins’ blood does it take to be so pretty, men could realistically use your face as a scapegoat for international military action?
You’ve got questions, she’s got answers! Get the truth straight from the Trojan horse's mouth! Plus all the hair and beauty tips you need to make sure you too, can have a face that launches 1000 ships!

Presented by: Gillian English

Originally from Nova Scotia, Gillian English is a comedian, actor, writer and storyteller. Gillian trained in theatre and comedy at Dalhousie University, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), and The Second City Conservatory.

Gillian has headlined Frocking Hilarious, the Fresh Comedy Gala with Judith Lucy, RISK! Live, Jokers Comedy in Hobart, Based Comedy on the Gold Coast, hosted Local Laughs in St Kilda, done the footy tipping with Jon Faine on ABC radio, and sold out shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Katherine and Nhulunbuy.

Gillian has been signed to the record label Howl & Roar Records based in Toronto, Canada, and her first comedy album “Fart Monster” was released worldwide in December of 2018, and debuted at number 1 on the iTunes charts in Canada and Australia.