Comedy Adoption UK Tour

‘Spot the Difference’ is a new Comedy drama about adoption and family.  Let’s all make a difference by helping find more foster and adoption families in the UK :-) 

As CEO of this company I am so excited to be getting back on the road again!

I am writing and still developing a brand new 1 hour show about my positive adoption experience, surrounding adoption issues and why adoption/fostering is an integral and important part of society.

Already the show has been very well received at the Leicester, Swindon (sellout show) and Derby Comedy Festival. Later this year and next my team is planning a 30-venue UK tour of theatres, community centres and churches. The PR campaign and social media around this show has been increasing.  Basically Adoption Arena plans to make adoption and fostering ‘normal in society and of course COOL!’.  Why not catch a performance?

Camden Fringe Festival

Time: 8pm. Date: 3-5 August

Camden Comedy Club, 100 Camden High Street, NW1 OLU


Guilford Fringe Festival

The Back Room of ‘The Star Inn’, 2 Quarry St, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3TY

Date: 13th July. Time: 8pm

If you would like to engage with supporting the tour financially then please donate at the Stewardship

account  – you are making this happen… thank you so much x



Joy Carter: Spot the Difference

Inventive TV comedian/actress Joy Carter presents her new theatre show about her differences. Who are we? Who are you?

Brilliant storytelling is her trademark as she explores her own adoption from Nigeria, growing up in a land where she is different and other peoples attitudes. Adoption is tragic, it’s sad, but it can be unbelievably hilarious!

Joy explains this complex stuff with her beloved flute ‘Bertie’ and is the only UK comedian to play the flute angrily! Expect the bravery and brilliance of a comedy drama.

‘So Brilliant’ Jo Brand.

‘Stories of adoption and ballet warmed and wowed me’ Arthur Smith.

Guilford Fringe performance 13th July 2016

Guilford Fringe performance 13th July 2016



Mancunian Matters

Andy Donley interviewed me in Feb this year following a great show at the Leicester Comedy Festival

Exclusive show blog for the Guilford Fringe (June 2016)

‘So Brilliant’ Jo Brand.

‘Warmed and wowed me’ Arthur Smith

‘From the second it started we were hooked! We would highly recommend it.” Helen Stead, NCF Comedy


Spot the Difference – Performed at Swindon Comedy Festival April 2016 click here to watch

Swindon Festival: Spot the Difference

  • CALL TO ACTION: After each comedy performance there will be a panel of local adoption and fostering specialists to talk about their work in that community, answer questions and sign up potential parents or individuals to adopt or foster.

  • Official show tour (provided funding is raised) September 2016 – March 2017

Which Charities am I working with so far?

I am working closely with government funded ‘The Cornerstone Partnership’ who do essential work training for social workers and parents who wish to adopt/foster and training social workers (

See you at a show!

Can you spot the difference?

Can you spot the difference?

Author: Joy Carter

Joy Carter CEO and founder of Adoption Arena. ‘Sharing Joy’ sees Joy write on the positives in this field. What can we learn? What is the government and society doing or not doing concerning adoption or fostering? Expect exclusive interviews and narrative. Read more

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