“I first wrote a five-minute monologue in the character of Cat for a competition, and then I decided I liked her too much to leave her there!”
WHO: Connie Harris: Writer/performer
WHAT: “Cat is a one-woman, twisted comedy show by Connie Harris. A razor-sharp, subversive exploration of life at its darkest; ranging from the benefits of tapeworms to what to do with an unwanted grandparent.”
WHERE: RSE Theatre – Welcome East (Venue 431)
WHEN: 14:00 (50 min)
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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?
Yes, this is the first time I’ve ever been to Edinburgh! I was really little when I first heard about the Fringe, and I imagined it to be just a big field where everyone brings tents to pitch up and perform (you can tell I’m from Norfolk!) – and now I’ve realised what a beautiful city Edinburgh is.
What are the big things you’ve learned since 2019 and have you absorbed any of the lessons yet?
Try not to think too much. I know it sounds weird, but if you get on with life and just do it, instead of always thinking everything through a hundred times, things usually turn out alright in the end.
Only sometimes put it into practice though!
Tell us about your show.
I first wrote a five-minute monologue in the character of Cat for a competition, and then I decided I liked her too much to leave her there! I find there’s something really refreshing about playing someone who’s a little bit twisted, and whose morals aren’t quite right. I can make her say all kinds of horrible, outlandish things but justify them for her character. My play premiered at the Fringe, and at the moment I’m not planning to take it anywhere after – but I’m always open to offers or suggestions!
What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?
Everyone needs to see Medea the Musical! I keep saying this because it needs to be said! It was amazing – honestly indescribably good.
The Anniversary at The Pleasance was such brilliant physical comedy, and so so funny!
And for people with darker senses of humour (like me!), The Tiger Lilies’ One Penny Opera is perfect – I love the perfect combination of hauntingly good music and pitch-black stories.
A great one-woman show is Pash, which was fast-paced, honest and hilarious!
There are so many more!
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