Following its world premiere at London’s Southbank Centre, That Catherine Bennett Show visits the egg theatre on Saturday 1st March with performances at 11.30am and 3pm. Recommended for audiences aged six years and over, this new children’s show by critically acclaimed Bryony Kimmings and her niece, Taylor – featuring their pop star creation Catherine Bennett – shows you really can do anything if you put your mind to it.
Last summer, sick of the pocket-money-stealing, over-sexy and ridiculously similar role-models on offer in pop-music, a nine-year-old girl called Taylor, and her Aunty Bryony, decided to take on the global tween machine at its own game. They invented Catherine Bennett, a new breed of pop star, managed by Taylor and played by Bryony Kimmings. Their aim was to make CB world famous, proving that a dinosaur-loving, bike riding, tuna pasta-eating, alternative pop star was viable, and wanted, compared to the current mind-numbing offer.
‘a mould-breaking pop powerhouse’ – Time Out
Performed by award-winning artist Bryony Kimmings and her niece, Taylor, this is a show about believing in your own power as an individual to change the world… even at nine years old!
In this heart-warming tale of their magnificent journey together, join the duo for pop songs, silly dances, lots of real-life video and tales of storming the houses of parliament, being played on Radio 1 and getting their message right to the CBBC headquarters. There’ll be dressing up, hand clapping routines, story-telling, audience interaction and lots of fun games.
‘a heroine fit for the 21st century and there’s not a princess in sight’ – The Guardian (on Credible, Likeable, Superstar Role Model)
That Catherine Bennett Show is a spin-off from Bryony Kimmings’s acclaimed multi award-winning show for adults, Credible, Likeable, Superstar Role Model. One of the biggest hits at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe and arguably the most talked about by media and audiences alike, it provoked and fuelled debates around the sexualisation of role models aimed at young people, and the objectification of the female body in the media. It won a Fringe First, the Arches Brick Award, the Three Weeks Editors Award, the Fringe Review Outstanding Theatre Award and was nominated for a Total Theatre Award.
Bryony Kimmings is a Live Artist who creates full-length performance works, cabaret acts, homemade music, audio installations and spoken word. Her work is larger than life, somewhat unpredictable and above all fun. She is inspired by the taboos and anomalies of British culture. This is her first show for children.
That Catherine Bennett Show visits the egg theatre on Saturday 1st March. Tickets are available from the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office on 01225 448844, the egg reception on 01225 823 409 or online via www.theatreroyalorg.uk