Kerry Godliman - Wonder Woman
- Julian Hall
- 26 July 2011
This article is from 2011.
The comedian and actress is putting her superpowers to the test
Comedian and actress Kerry Godliman will be appearing in Ricky Gervais’ new sitcom Life’s Too Short in the autumn. But before that achievement is marked, Godliman will be entertaining her Fringe audiences with tales of ‘trying to be a superhero and failing’. Fear not, there will be no donning of Wonder Woman outfits, as far as we know, though the cult hero will be referenced. ‘This show is all about trying to do too much,’ explains Godliman, who arrived at her theme via ‘scraps of paper and what seems like hundreds of oddly-named word documents.’
When it comes to the Fringe Godliman has certainly had a full plate in the years since her 2004 debut. ‘I’ve been with ropey plays, sketch shows and stand-up “package” shows. I even did a film at the festival once, all about a woman who was obsessed with Bill Hicks.’ Her patchwork experiences have left her with a ‘love/hate relationship’ with the month-long jamboree. ‘I think it’s an amazing event in terms of creativity and imagination, but it’s long and there are a lot of shows to compete for punters with. The Fringe is essentially the Ofsted for jesters.’
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 6–28 Aug (not 17), 6pm, £11–£12 (£9.50–£11). Previews until 5 Aug, £6.