Cautionary Kate (4 stars)

Succeeding in life is never straightforward as this hilarious one-girl production demonstrates

Cautionary Kate

Life as a single young woman can have its drawbacks as Kate is finding out. But being sugary sweet and overflowing with charm, as this show is, means success is almost definitely around the corner.

Kate is hungover: slowly but surely the pieces from the previous evening are beginning to assemble and it doesn't look good. And, as is usual the morning after, existential doubts join the headache and weak stomach: why can't she move her relationship to the next level? Why can't she succeed in life?

Is she destined to grow old knitting jumpers for her 27 cats? Or can she cast aside the demons on her shoulder and take control of her chaotic life? Though the show is a little too short to develop the themes, and the character a little too excitable to be believably suffering from a hangover, the show oozes charm, reflecting on familiar anguish and difficult situations. It's easy to sympathise with the character and identify with the predicaments she finds herself in.

The performance by writer Katie Sherrard is full of energy. The hilarity, sweetness and enthusiasm makes Cautionary Kate a winning hour of fun and humour.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 29 Aug, 2pm, £8--£10.50 (£7--£9.50).

Cautionary Kate

  • 4 stars

Greenlight Theatre Kate's hungover. Really hungover. She's shut herself away with only her imaginary friends to distract her: recipe for disaster. Prepare for a surreal odyssey to the darkest and strangest corners of Kate's mind via the embarrassing and the shameful. But what's stopping Kate from leaving her room? An…


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