The homespun revolution continues with Matlock’s character comic
This article is from 2008.
‘It’s called The Suttie Show; I knew I would use that title at some point,’ explains Isy Suttie of the serendipitous naming of her new show. Though she won’t be shoving her hand up the rear of a yellow toy bear, The Suttie Show sees her perform a series of characters who are following their dreams. ‘It’s about what you wanted to be when you were little versus what you end up being.’ Last year, Suttie debuted with Love Lost in the British Retail Industry, set in a Matlock supermarket, where she played all the characters in the story.
The show was critically well-received and her kooky yet affable style led to her being linked with the likes of Josie Long and Pappy’s Fun Club in their crusade against the apparent horrors of cynical comedy. It’s an association Suttie didn’t mind as she is good friends with both Long and the Pappy’s boys. Though it was a little odd how the coverage made it sound like they’d got together and planned it out? ‘Yeah, you do the bit about the badgers and I’ll do the bit about the aliens coming. That isn’t the case,’ she laughs. Though wouldn’t it be brilliant if it were? All hail the second coming of the homespun comedy revolution.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 3–25 Aug (not 12), 4pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7–£8). Previews until 2 Aug, £5.