Wacky Wednesday presents: Kate Smurthwaite
15th May 2019
The award-winning feminist, atheist, polyamorous comedian and writer for Have I Got News For You, puts away all those years of coquettishness and gets off the fence.
Kate has sworn, flashed her hairy armpits at Eamonn Holmes, shown up in pyjamas, called a Daily Mail columnist “Dad” and shouted at a nun all on live TV. That’s when she’s not insulting organised religion or the monarchy. But is she the one with the problem? Lots of angry men with very poor grammar on the internet think so.
She’s actually a nice quiet homely sort. In her new one-woman show, Kate lifts the lid on her reputation as a provocatrice extraordinaire and asks: where did it all go wrong?
Kate has appeared on Question Time, The Big Questions, The Moral Maze, This Morning, BBC News, Sky News, Woman’s Hour, Good Morning Britain, The Nolan Show, The Jeremy Vine Show, Afternoon Edition and Newsnight. She was a 2013 ThreeWeeks Editors’ Choice award winner at the Edinburgh Fringe (where they referred to her as a ‘Fringe Institution’) and is a writer for the UK’s most popular political comedy show Have I Got News For You? and BBC3’s BAFTA-winning The Revolution Will Be Televised. She writes a regular humourous column for New Internationalist magazine and has also had columns in The Daily Mirror, The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph, Cosmopolitan and Stylist.
Tom Thumb Theatre
2 Eastern Esplanade
£10 plus booking fee